When and Where

Thank you for choosing Middle Fork River Tours as your host to the most pristine wilderness river in the country. We are thrilled to have you aboard and hope the following information will be helpful as you plan for your adventure vacation with us. We start and finish all of our trips from the beautiful mountain hamlet of Stanley, Idaho. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we are happy to help in any way with travel logistics or extended Idaho vacation plans.

  • Your trip will begin in Stanley, Idaho, located approximately 135 miles east of Boise via Highway 21, and 60 miles north of Sun Valley via Highway 75. Please contact the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley for overnight accommodations before and after the trip. Their phone number is 1-800-843-5475 or visit them online at www.mountainvillage.com, let them know you are floating with us. You will need room reservations for the night before your scheduled launch and also for the night that we get off the river. Make your reservations as soon as possible as the Mountain Village Lodge fills up quickly for the summer season.
  • We will greet you for a pre-trip orientation meeting at 8PM the evening before your scheduled launch in the breeze way at the Mountain Village Lodge. At this time we will give you your waterproof duffel bags, show you how to pack, go over our low-impact camping routine, arrange car (if you are not riding the bus back to Stanley) and flight shuttles (for low or high water),  and answer any last minute questions.
  • We will leave Stanley at 8 AM the morning of the launch meeting by the MFRT bus located in the parking lot of the Mountain Village Lodge. Depending on water conditions, we will either take the bus to the river put in at Boundary Creek or fly in to Indian Creek, mile 25 on the river. Transportation will be provided back to Stanley after the trip, arriving at the Mountain Village Lodge between 5:30 and 6:30 PM on the last day. 


Thanks for the Memories

It was a blast ! Middle Fork River Tours was outstanding! The river sets the stage for a wonderful experience. It's fast, clear and beautiful. The guide crew with over a 100 years combined experience on the Middle Fork was outstanding. Their knowledge and obvious love of the river allowed us to enjoy the river in a safe yet exciting way. Our in camp experience was just as fun. The food was great !
Aug 28, 2016