Hughes River Expeditions


Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling 406-540-4450.

Hughes River Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 218
Lolo, MT 59847
[email protected]

Guest Experiences

My husband and I just came out of the river this morning. We did a 6 day Middle Fork/Salmon float trip. The guides (Aaron, Buzz, Hardy, Josh, Robbie, Tony, and Travis), the boats, the camps, and the food were 5 stars. We rarely repeat trips. We would repeat this trip in a heartbeat. Thank you Hughes!
I. Audet, Malden, MA (2015)

Additional Information



Reservations are “confirmed” upon receipt of a deposit on a first come first serve basis. We cannot guarantee space on any trip without a deposit. Tentative reservations are not guaranteed. We accept deposits with VISA, Discover, and Mastercard by phone, or by check, money order, etc.

Final Payments:

The balance is due 60 days prior to the launch date of your trip. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to regard the reservation cancelled. Please make Final Payments with Check or Money Order


Should you have to cancel your trip plans, deposits and final payments are non-refundable, unless we can replace your reservations. If we replace your cancelled space(s) with other guests, a $300/person cancellation fee is charged. Alternate guests you provide are welcome with no cancellation fee.

Please understand that we cannot insure your investment in river trip reservations. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and interruption insurance. Once you sign up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups. Our number of trips and spaces per trip are limited by river management plans. Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.

Trip Insurance:

Cancellation and interruption insurance can include full refund should you cancel due to health, medical, and other reasons. If you cannot afford to forfeit your reservation dollars, you should purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Assumption of Risk/ Waivers:

You will be required to sign an “assumption of risk agreement” in order to join a river trip with HUGHES RIVER EXPEDITIONS, Inc. we will send you this form after you make reservations, or on request.

Click Here to download and print a PDF version of the Middle Fork of the Salmon/Main Salmon – River of No Return Assumption of Risk form.

Click Here to download and print a PDF version of the Salmon River Canyons/Selway River Waiver form.

Safety First:

You will be required to wear a life jacket at all times when on the water during a trip with HUGHES RIVER EXPEDITIONS, Inc.


Gratuities are shared among the crew equally, and typically are 10-20% of trip fare. Gratuities play a major role in the lives of our guides, who we expect to provide excellent service for your experience.  Please remember to tip consistently with their performance.  The easiest ways to leave a gratuity for the crew is to send a check to Hughes River Expeditions PO Box 218 Lolo, MT 59847 with the Date of the Trip and Gratuity in the memo line or call the office at 406-540-4450 to tip with a credit card.

We’re here to answer any and all of your questions!

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