- Northern Idaho, in the Nez Perce National Forest
- Selway River
- Class III - V
- River Length
- 45 to 60 miles
- 3 to 5 days
- May to June
The rapid descent of the Selway from its headwaters near the Continental Divide creates intense rapids, some reaching Class V at peak runoff times. Double Drop, Ladle, and many other rapids along the route require skilled guides and experienced paddlers. When riders aren’t pulling through holes and waves, they enjoy beautiful mountain terrain covered in fir and cedar forests, and many chances to see wildlife.
Depending on the season and outfitter, trips generally last from 3 to 5 days. Launch points are a few miles from the Nez Perce Pass, about two hours from Salmon, and trips end after the river leaves the Selway-Bitterroot Wildneress, about an hour east of Grangeville.