If you ever visit the state of Idaho, one of the things that you can’t miss is the fun water activities. In fact, it is known for the beaches, and even for whitewater rafting activities. The Salmon River, which is also known as the River of No Return, is among the best spots where you can enjoy some whitewater rafting activity. The river flows through central Idaho for over 425 miles. Among the areas that could enjoy the Salmon River include Salmon, Whitebird, Little Redfish, Stanley and Riggins.
What to expect?
If you are a fan of complex geology, then perhaps you should definitely try kayaking, white water rafting or canoeing in the River of No Return. Here, you will witness the canyons of the Salmon River. Also, once you reach the Frank Church-River fo No Return Wilderness area, it is here where you can find one of the deepest canyons in the US. With 7,000 feet of vertical relief, it is considered deeper than Grand Canyon. In terms of wildlife in the river, here’s where you will see Chinook Salmon as well as Steelhead which can be found traversing from the Columbia River Basin.
Useful tips for whitewater rafting activities
Choose your clothes wisely
Probably, this is a given. You need to make sure that you bring clothes that can get wet. You don’t want to wear clothes that are too heavy, since it could get heavier once you are already soaked in water. Expect to be drenched from head to toe.
Waterproof your valuables
If you will be bringing a camera, or your smart phone, always make sure that it is waterproof. Also, try to do the necessary precautions since there are times when you will be rocked on your raft. You may try to find a way to have a rope or any type of material that attaches your gadgets to your body. In fact, for some people, they carry their GoPro cameras which are not only guaranteed waterproof with their casing, but it has optional holes for cables.
Choose the level of activity that you go for
Whitewater rafting has different levels of difficulty. It is recommended if new to whitewater rafting, that you stick with the easiest first before progressing to the next levels.
Apply a good amount of sunblock
You won’t notice time flying when you are enjoying rafting. Being out in the sun, expect that you will get sunburned. It is a good idea to find the right sun block to avoid getting burned. Be sure to get the right waterproof SPF that will offer proper protection.
Find a good place where you could stay
If you want to enjoy whitewater rafting activities comfortably, it is important that you find a place where you could minimize the travel time and maximize your time on water. One of the most ideal places that you could stay in is Steelhead Inn.
Steelhead Inn is located in Lucile, Idaho, just 14 miles north of Riggins. Here, you will wake up steps away from the Salmon River. Steelhead Inn is a riverfront motel with 9 spacious rooms that have necessary amenities such as Traeger grills, a community kitchen and dining room, free wifi, TV and parking. Relax in our stunning gazebo on the main Salmon River. Reserve your room now! (208) 628-4279
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