Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $37 for a half-day whitewater-rafting trip for one (up to a $75 value)
- $74 for a half-day whitewater-rafting trip for two (up to a $150 value)
- $199 for a half-day whitewater-rafting trip for six (up to a $450 value)
Paddlers set out on the Salmon River north of Sun Valley, launching at Elk Creek and splashing down the waterway. An experienced guide captains the boat through Class II and III rapids while telling stories and sharing facts about local wildlife. Groups take a 30- to 45-minute break at Jump Rock, where paddlers can leap from a rock into the deep, calm pool and feast on provided fruit, trail mix, and granola bars, accompanied by bottled water. Expeditions leave in the morning, noon, and early afternoon and last between three and four hours.
White Cloud Rafting Adventures
Along the banks of the Salmon River, elk and moose lumber through the trees, bald eagles soar overhead, and kingfishers plunge downward to snatch fish from the white-crested rapids. This world of rushing water and bustling wildlife is the playground of White Cloud Rafting Adventures’ skilled whitewater-rafting guides, who tailor their trips to fit each group’s unique chemistry. “Once you get out there, you’re on river time,” says Jeremy, manager of White Cloud Rafting Adventures. “We aren’t having board meetings.” Accordingly, each trip proceeds at its own pace, drifting along lazily or tackling rapids that rank up to Class IV in a precise system that measures each wave’s level of belligerence. The licensed guides who captain each expedition not only meet but exceed state requirements, having trained in first aid and CPR techniques. In addition to taking paddlers on rafting and kayaking expeditions, they lead fly-fishing jaunts that nab rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout for feeding to pet alligators. Whether battling rapids or slicing through quiet waters, Jeremy hopes his customers will “get something out of them that they can’t experience on a regular basis.