Forgive our Idaho bias, but frankly, we think Backcountry River Guides offers one of the coolest steelhead trips in North America. It’s like a wilderness elk hunt, but with steelhead replacing elk as your quarry. You’re fishing on the Salmon River in the heart of the Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, which is the largest wilderness in the Lower 48.
You’ll take a thrilling jet boat ride upstream through Class III and IV whitewater (which means hold onto your ass), fish pristine steelhead runs, camp in heated canvas wall tents on broad, sandy beaches and eat hardy meals prepared by your guides.
The steelhead fishing is among the best in the Northwest, and it will amaze you how these sea-run fish can migrate hundreds of miles from the Pacific into Idaho’s mountains and still fight like a welter-weight title contender.
If that’s not enough, you’re in spectacular canyon country where bighorn sheep, deer, elk, black bears and wolves roam free and wild.
Yeah, we may be biased, but with all that at an affordable price, it’s easy to understand why.