The Classic - Lochsa River Rafting

Few rivers on earth can beat the thrills of Idaho’s Mighty Lochsa River
  • Dates: Daily May 14-June 30*
  • Rates: Monday-Friday = $125  
    • Saturday or Sunday = $149
  • Recommended Minimum Age: 17. 14-16 on approval.
  • Whitewater: Class III-IV+ rapids
  • MeetRiver Dance Lodge
  • Time: 8 or 9 a.m. PDT
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Lunch Included: Yes

*Please note we require a minimum of 6 guests to run a trip. If you have less than 6 in your party, you can still reserve space and we will work to place you with another group in order to confirm your trip.

*Dates subject to change due to water levels and availability.

For intermediate and expert rafters, few rivers on earth can beat the thrills of Idaho’s Mighty Lochsa River (pronounced Lock-Saw). On our classic trip, you are treated to continuous, heart-pounding rapids. While some rivers are known as big-volume, slower rivers and others are prized for their swift, technical courses, the Lochsa manages to combine the two in a unique marriage of a fast, technical run on a high-volume river. This combination produces huge hydraulics and holes, treating rafters to an exhilarating whitewater adventure!

There are only a few outfitters who raft the Lochsa River. Be confident in our unmatched history, expertise and quality. Also, we will match any advertised price of our competitors on the Lochsa River. The season is short, so book today!

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May 14-June 30, 2021*

Starting at 8:00 or 9:00am

Monday to Friday: $125
Saturday or Sunday: $149
Group Special: Groups of 16 or more - weekdays - $115; weekends - $142

*Please note we require a minimum of 6 guests to run a trip. If you have less than 6 in your party, you can still reserve space and we will work to place you with another group in order to confirm your trip.

*Dates subject to change due to water levels and availability.

Prices plus 8% Land & Water Access fee.

Meeting Location

Our outpost is located at River Dance Lodge in Syringa, Idaho. If you plan to fly, the closest airport is in Lewiston, Idaho with service on Horizon Air. The closest major airports are Missoula, MT and Spokane, WA. At the airport, you will need to rent a car to drive to the River Dance Lodge.

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Reviews 16

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Henry L
March 1, 2021 at 5:12 pm
Awesome Lochsa guided trip for a group of co-workers. ROW staff all very professional. Made everyone feel safe, and it was a blast through the rapids! Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Haley A Pauley
February 19, 2021 at 2:38 am
A large group of what were co-workers in the beginning of the weekend, friends by the end, enjoyed every second of this trip! The cabins, the beauty, the view, the guides, the river, the excitement, the hot tubs and the entire experience was so fantastic!!! It was one of the most amazing and close to wild experiences of my life❤️ I seriously can't wait for more Row Adventures!!! The company, their guides and their message are all wonderful and I really appreciate and recommend them.
February 17, 2021 at 3:26 am
I was on a road trip alone working my way from Los Angeles to Kalispell. Rafting has always been something I have enjoyed and by chance gave the ROW Adventures a call. A girl answered the phone and helped me book a day trip for the next day. I spent the night in my van along the road which happens to be one of the most beautiful drives I have encountered.

The day of the trip I showed up alone to the restaurant meetup main place what have you and went inside. A little lost and not sure if I was in the right place as my cell phone was working only as a flashlight out there (At&T plan). Was greeted by a nice lady who showed me to the meeting where we went over safety and how to paddle the boot. Also got some hot food which was nice at that point.

On the river the guide is the most important thing next to having the boat filled with air. My guide was a great kid maybe 20 something and funny then all get out. Following instruction from the guide will be the difference in flipping the boat and not. On the trip down the two guys in front went over and I remember having to hit the deck to stop the boat from high siding. The guide and I gave each other a high five as his commanded saved us from all going into the river.

The lunch was sloppy joes not just PB&Js it was a full on hot meal. Which is the little things that make the experience that much better.

If you get the chance to run a river with ROW Adventures take it. You are in good hands with people who love what they do so much that they live in a tent to do it. True river people that will give the best experience you can find in rafting. The Lochsa is a great river that gives you a rush not like those Carolina rivers or those floats in Florida. So put the suit on and the splash guard and the helmet and paddle paddle paddle!!!!

O and buy a shirt you will smile every time you see it !
Jacob Wayman
February 12, 2021 at 9:35 am
Incredible trip, we did the full DIRTY THIRTY! There is no other place on earth to get that kind of excitement. At high water this is the premier commercial one day trip (yes, over the Gauley, dont @ me). ROW is the crew to go with. Cant say enough good things about the guides. Great food back at the lodge, 10/10 would recommend.
Loren T
February 9, 2021 at 2:14 am
My wife and I had a great trip down the Lochsa with ROW! The guides were very skilled and very knowledgeable. The trip had a good mix of rapids, catching some scenery, and the guides prepared us a great lunch. Would definitely go again :)
Jaime Walker
February 8, 2021 at 8:58 pm
We are Lochsa addicts, and ROW Adventures is the best way to experience the amazing river. We return year after year to raft with the exceptional team and stay at the RiverDance Lodge, where we always enjoy friendly, warm service where we don't feel like customers, but more like family. If you're itching to get your feet wet (ba dum chhh!) in whitewater rafting on an amazing river, ROW is the only way to go
Anca Monica Atwood
February 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm
The trip on the Lochsa was awesome! ROW has the best guides! My husband and I had a great time. Thank you, ROW!
Laura bonich
February 8, 2021 at 5:26 pm
Trip was awesome. Our family has a cabin on the river just below where the ROW lochsa trip is run and ROW has the very best guides who run this trip.
Glenn Poxleitner
February 8, 2021 at 3:54 am
Great time. Cold water. Excellent boat captains. Enjoyed the trip immensely.
February 8, 2021 at 3:47 am
We a had fantastic trip on the Lochsa. Great time, fun and knowledgeable guide and some epic whitewater.