Trip Type : Small Group Tour
The Mighty Lochsa tour

The Mighty Lochsa

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
3 days
From: $ 745 $ 248 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Idaho
  • Experience the nature by visiting Bitterroot Mountains
  • Enjoy the rafting and whitewater rafting in Lochsa River

Short Description

Few whitewater rafting trips anywhere on earth offer as much continuous, explosive whitewater as Idaho's Lochsa River* (pronounced Lock-Saw). This one to three day rafting trip is big white water that satisfies the appetite for thrills for intermediate and expert rafters. Some rivers are big and slow while others are fast and technical.


The Lochsa combines the best of both – it’s fast, technical and has a big volume of water. This makes for raft-smashing waves, big hydraulics and holes, and paddler-bashing excitement. Add supreme Idaho mountain scenery, talented guides and great service and you have the best whitewater rafting trips on the Lochsa River available.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Syringa
End City Syringa
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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Meals: Lunch

Choose a 1-day 20-mile trip, a Super 1-Day 30-mile trip or a 2-3 day adventure. Join ROW Adventures, the most experienced outfitter on the Lochsa for the best whitewater on earth!

Only outfitter who offers cabins with private hot tubs! (River Dance Lodge)

Only outfitter who has glamping tents!

No other Lochsa company has more knowledgable guides ready to share their stories of the regions natural and cultural history.

Hands down, best lunch on the river!

Superb gear to keep you warmer.

We are the longest-operating company on the Lochsa under the same ownership.

We are the FUN rafting company...why would you go with anyone else?

There are only a few outfitters who raft the Lochsa River. Be confident in our unmatched history, expertise and quality.

Availability

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Price From $ 745
Price Per Day: $ 248 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300

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What a great time!

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This was our first trip and definitely won't be our last! The guides are really fun and lunch exceeded expectations. Thanks so much Jake, Ben & Ashley for making this the highlight of our summer!!

ROW Adventures combines luxury and adventure with a unique emphasis on people and human connection.

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I've had the privilege of working with ROW Adventures all over the world as a filmmaker. Having been on so many trips, both domestic and international, I have a pretty good knowledge as to how this company operates.

A few things stand out on every ROW trip, regardless of destination. First being the guides. These are people who genuinely love what they do. They're passionate, attentive, professional, safety-oriented, friendly, and generally fun people to be around. They're accommodating to individual needs and do their best to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your vacation to the maximum.

The next thing that stands out is the food. It doesn't matter if you're on a 6 day whitewater rafting and camping trip, the food is gourmet. Prime rib, chicken mole, salmon, eggs Benedict, and a variety of expansive sandwhich spreads are just a few examples of ROW's typical "camp" food.

Perhaps their best feature though, is their emphasis on human connection. In the end, these are trips that are very often life changing. ROW is dedicated to curating life changing experiences that draw families closer to each other, create new friendships between guests and guides, and educate everyone involved about how tourism can work to the continued protection of our great outdoors.

If you're looking at booking an adventure trip, whether it be in North America or abroad, I would recommend ROW Adventures in a heartbeat.
They're a top-notch company in all the areas that count, and I would book them for any trip in the future.
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Worth it!

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What a great time we had with this group!! We rafted the Lochsa, and it will be a day to remember!! Thanks Chris for giving us a fantastic ride.
If you are thinking about doing a raft trip, perhaps the Lochsa??...do it with this group! They were Fun,entertaining, educational, smart about the river, and lunch was over the top!! This was not our first time rafting, however first time with a guide...well worth every dime. We will be back to do it again!
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Went above and beyond

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Awesome Galapagos adventure, spectacular guides. Solved any issued we had. Went above and beyond what was expected. Thank you what a stupendous trip, headed out for the second leg to the Amazon, expecting more of the same.
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What a blast we had last week on the Happy Hour float down the Spokane river. What made it even better was our guide, Will who kept us laughing especially at his "geese stacking rock" joke! Can't wait for my next trip with Row Adventures!! Your the BEST!
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AWESOME!

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Off the Snake for 24 hours sure missing the river, slow pace!
To the Guides Mark, Brit, Chris, Brian, Ashley and Maddie you were AWESOME!
Great families on the trip!!!
Thank you for the great time
Harry and Rita
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Details

Optional Activities

Combination trips with mountain biking and/or hiking also available.

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Our guest to guide ratio is six guests per guide.

Accomodations

Trips depart and end at our own River Dance Lodge, which was nominated as one of National Geographic’s top 150 places to stay. All-inclusive Lochsa packages that combine rafting, dining and accommodations in our rustic luxury log cabins with private hot tubs are available for your convenience.

Guides

Most of our guides are Certified Interpretive Guides, an independant national certification from the National Association of Interpretation. This means your whitewater experience will be enriched with stories about the Nez Perce Indians, the Lewis & Clark trail, local area history and flora and fauna.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations And Refunds

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify ROW Adventures in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan ROW offers.

Age Notes

Minimum age is 17 in high water

Min. Age: 15

Additional Information:

ROW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider under permit from the U.S. Forest Service. We operate under special use permit from the Clearwater National Forest. All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.  ROW is bonded and fully licensed by the states of Idaho, Washington and Oregon. We are members of: America Outdoors, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assn., Montana Outfitters and Guides Assn., National Association of Interpretation; Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and many other effective organizations.

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Meals Included:

1 Lunch

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