Calling all adventure enthusiasts in the Boise area! We're curious... would you have been able to guess the best outdoor activity in Idaho?

We were really surprised, but maybe some of you aren't! This particular activity has been rated the number one outdoor activity in the state of Idaho for many years in a row, and there are good reasons for that.

Let's jump in!

Brace yourselves for the most thrilling outdoor activity Idaho has to offer...

Whitewater Rafting

Idaho is a whitewater rafting wonderland, as there are 3,100 navigable whitewater river miles right here in our backyard! And guess what? The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is our crown jewel, boasting just over 100 miles of whitewater rafting waters.

Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash
Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash

Whitewater rafting is a heart-pounding experience that you simply can't miss before the summer ends.

If you're itching for adrenaline-pumping excitement, there's no better way to quench that thirst than with a whitewater rafting adventure. Plus, there's a real feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction after conquering roaring rapids, surrounded by breathtaking canyons, untouched wilderness, and wildlife galore – it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

There are adventures for any skill-level, so whether you're a seasoned rafter or a first-timer, there are really fun opportunities all throughout Idaho. The top 3 rivers to raft in Idaho are Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Main Salmon River, and the Payette River — all certified as "Class III-IV rapids" that have stunning surroundings.

Don't let summer slip away without experiencing the magic of whitewater rafting in our amazing state!

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