The Main Salmon cuts through a vast wilderness area (the largest in the lower 48) so transportation logistics can be challenging. The beginning of the trip is near Salmon Idaho and the end is near Riggins Idaho and there is no “direct” route between the two. However, we have made it very convenient by starting and ending the trip in Boise, Idaho. Boise is a small city at the base of the foothills with easy access by either the Boise Airport or interstate 84.
Standard Trip Options
The easiest (and usually the least expensive) thing to do is let us handle the transportation details and begin and end your trip in Boise. We will arrange a small plane flight over the Idaho Rockies (beautiful!) on the morning of your trip to the small town of Salmon. There you will meet the trip leader and head to the river. On the last day we will transport you back to Boise around 7pm. It is very simple and the flight is spectacular. We recommend this option for most people.
The Regular price includes all transportation to and from Boise including the flight.
Driving Option :
If you are on a road trip you may want to consider meeting us in Salmon Idaho instead. We will help you arrange to shuttle your car to McCall Idaho. The shuttle cost including gas is generally $350 to $400 per vehicle. At the end of the trip we will drop you off at your car in McCall.
The driving option includes transportation from Salmon Idaho at the beginning of the trip and to McCall Idaho at the end. It does not include your vehicle shuttle.
Please give us a call if you have any questions about transportation. We will send you very detailed travel options with your confirmation pack