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Hughes River Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 217
Cambridge, ID 83610
(800) 262-1882
(208) 257-3477
Fax: (208) 257-3476

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Idaho River Rafting with Hughes River Expeditions

hre-idahoHughes River Expeditions has been outfitting world-class river rafting and fly fishing vacations since 1976. You will find us on some of the West’s most spectacular whitewater rivers: the Snake River through Hells Canyon, Idaho’s famous Middle Fork of the Salmon, the incredible Salmon River Canyon, and eastern Oregon’s beautiful Wallowa and Grande Ronde.

H.R.E. is very excited to offer expeditions through the vast Owyhee Wilderness of Southwestern Idaho down the Owyhee Canyonlands for the first time in 14 seasons. Please refer to the bottom of Schedule & Rates page or call the office at (800)-262-1882 to find out more about this exciting new opportunity.

The “Hughes Crew” is what distinguishes Hughes River Expeditions from other outfits. They have exceptional river skills and years of experience. Each is an expert outdoor cook, and their diverse backgrounds and personalities make our multi-generational family rafting vacations memorable and fun for everyone. River Rafting with Hughes River Expeditions offers a casual style, reflecting the best of Western warmth and hospitality. And, always – safety first when rafting with Hughes River Expeditions.

****WHY Choose HUGHES River Expeditions****

Snake River through Hells Canyon

snake river raftingAmerica’s deepest canyon, famous big rapids, warm water and weather, excellent fishing, more Native American and pioneer historic sites than any other river in the region. Wild & Scenic River.

Snake River Rafting trips >>>

Middle Fork of the Salmon

middle fork salmon raftingIdaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon is the longest undammed, unroaded, and non-motorized river in the Continental U.S., and features “blue ribbon” dry fly fishing, challenging whitewater rapids, great camps, and natural hotsprings. One of the original 8 Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Middle Fork of the Salmon Rafting trips >>>

The Salmon River Canyon

salmon river canyon raftingSalmon River is the largest undammed river in the lower 48 states. The Salmon River Canyon features pristine riparian areas, exotic huge pure white sand bar camps, fishing, roller coaster rapids, and spectacular basalt canyonlands. Baja in Idaho.

Salmon River Canyon Rafting trips >>>

Wallowa and Grande Ronde

wallowa grande ronde raftingRafting and kayaking are a delight on the swift waters of eastern Oregon’s Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. Timbered basalt canyonlands and beautiful camps are Wallowa/Grande Ronde highlights. Wild & Scenic River.

Wallowa-Grande Ronde Rafting trips >>>

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Hughes River Expeditions Videos:

play-buttonClick the play icon to view a video about Hughes River Expeditions and the rivers we run! Filmed by Andrew Mentzer and edited by Dillon Yates and Tony Herold

play-buttonClick the play icon to view a beautiful slideshow video on the Middle Fork of the Salmon Rive! Put together by Steven Elliott.

play-buttonClick the play icon to check out Ben Holland’s production on a Kevin Clifford Charter showcasing the Snake River in Hells Canyon!

play-buttonClick the play icon to view a beautiful slide dissolve show from Middle Fork of the Salmon River last July 2011. Pat & Sam Monger raft the Middle Fork with their grandsons.

The Hughes Experience

Join Hughes River Expeditions on the Snake River, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Salmon River, or Grande Ronde rivers. We promise wonderful vacations, spectacular rivers, expert professional guides, delicious meals, excellent equipment, and first-class service. We are committed to ecologically sound camping practices, and our appreciation for this backcountry is matched by the care we show for it. 2015 is the 39th year for Hughes River Expeditions, and the 50th year that Jerry Hughes has worked as a professional river guide in this region. References are available on request. Our intentions are to outfit and guide the best whitewater rafting trips available.