Main Salmon

Main Salmon Kayaking/Rafting/Yoga Retreat


“To travel 80 miles on the Main Salmon River, is to experience the vast beauty of Idaho wilderness while embarking on a personal journey of being present apart from everyday life and expectations. Thank you Anna and Canyons for making it happen! I still still feel the awe and wonder of the trip in my bones. ” – Sarah, WI

“I noticed my mind began to stop racing; the distractions faded. I accepted just being THERE, just flowing with the river. I became encircled by this group of interesting, supportive, accepting women who all shared my joy in paddling the river.  The wilderness is mystical, providing perspective and a sense of one’s place in the fabric of life. Words don’t do this trip justice. I am SO glad I went!!” – Dee, VA

Girls at Play is partnering with CANYONS River Company for an unforgettable women’s kayaking, rafting and yoga wilderness trip on the remote Main Salmon River in Idaho! This 6-day journey rejuvenates your body, spirit and mind by connecting you with the flow of the river, the peacefulness of nature, the laughter of friends, awesome whitewater adventure and yoga.IMG_1510

The Main is big western class III/IV water at its best: It’s so wide that we can choose between a wild ride down one side or a more conservative line on the other. Beautiful, big sandy beaches make for easy camping and inspiring yoga. Moose, black bear, bighorn sheep, and golden eagle are often spotted in the canyon. Did we mention that you get to soak in hot springs too! You’ll also see the occasional jet boat that supplies the historical ranches along the river with mail, food, and other necessities. The Main Salmon is simply awesome, whether you’re in the midst of a rapid or sitting IMG_1433in camp staring up at one of the deepest canyons in North America.

CANYONS has been operating on the beautiful Salmon Challis National Forest under a USFS Special Use Permit  for over 25 years and they know how to run awesome trips, including amazing food, beverages and comfort camping! Their experience combined with Girls at Play’s attention to confidence building, camaraderie, transformation, empowerment and ( most importantly) fun make this a trip of a lifetime. So don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to paddle an amazing river with amazing women!

Paddling Skill Level Required: There is no paddling skill level required for this trip if you want to raft or IK. It’s a great trip for women who want to experience a wilderness river trip. If your intention is to whitewater kayak the entire river then we request that you be experienced in class III and have a successful whitewater roll 70% of the time.

DSC_0190Dates: September 5 – 10, 2017

Cost:  $2195.00 per person

Price includes: Kayak instruction/guiding with Girls at Play staff, daily yoga class, professional guiding, gourmet meals, beverages, tents, dry bags, wet suits, river equipment, and, for experienced paddlers, the use of our canoes and kayaks.

PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE sleeping bags/inflatable pads (available for a $35+tax rental fee); $24 USFS recreation fee; $57 Federal Land Use Fee, air transportation described in the FLIGHT OPTIONDSC_0310 section of Canyons website at

Call Melissa at Canyons 888.634.2600
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Call 828.333.4482
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Cancellation Policy:  A 50% deposit is required to book your spot. The balance is due the first day of the class. 25% of the deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel within 60 days of the trip your entire deposit is non-refundable.