As if the Middle Fork wasn’t special enough

My name is Dustin Aherin, a 5th generation Idahoan that has been involved in the outfitting industry for 22 years. I am proud to have the opportunity to offer a one of a kind wilderness vacation on the greatest river in the world; the Middle Fork of the Salmon!
Dustin Aherin
Idaho River Adventures is a small, “boutique style” rafting company. We offer one trip at a time so we can focus all of our efforts to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Our specialty trips take your Middle Fork trip one step further by crafting a unique experience built around a theme.

Specialty Trips from Idaho River Adventures


  • Departs June 10. Returns June 14, 2015

Join Idaho River Adventures and Matt Leidecker, award winning author and guide, for a 5 day 4 night trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Along with being one of your river guides on this trip, Matt will be leading hikes each day to some of the most spectacular vistas in all of Idaho. If you are someone looking to explore, test your fitness level, or simply enjoy the Middle Fork in the early summer while the wildflowers are in bloom, this is the perfect trip for you.

Matt Leidecker grew up in the Wood River Valley of Idaho skiing, hiking, climbing and rafting. Matt started working on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in high school and has hiked and explored as much of the canyon as anyone around today. The hiking portion of this trip can be as aggressive as your fitness level allows, or as relaxing as you might like.  Bring your camera and the desire to see as much of the Middle Fork as possible!

Chappallet Signature Cabernet

  • Departs July 14. Returns July 19, 2015

Join Idaho River Adventures and Chappellet Winery for 6 days and 5 nights of great wine and food on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Dominic and Amy Chappellet, along with their kids, are bringing a very special hand picked selection of the finest wines from their family owned Pritchard Hill Winery to sample along with delicious made from scratch menu items each evening.

The partnership between the Chappellet’s and Idaho River Adventures is as natural as the surrounding both of these business operate in and each share the same passion and desire to protect the land and waters that have given each of us so much.


There is no better way to celebrate family and connect with family and friends than over a great glass of wine on the greatest river adventure in the world!

  • Departs July 30. Returns August 4, 2015

Join Idaho River Adventures and The Mother Hips for an unforgettable 6 day/5 night trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Since 1991 The Mother Hips have been wowing crowds with their original California soul.There is no better way to connect with family and friends than with great music and great food on the world’s most beautiful river.