The Super - Lochsa River Rafting

Best of the two-day trip squeezed into a single day
Overview
  • Dates: Sundays - Fridays from May 22-June 26*
  • Rates: $179
  • Recommended Minimum Age: 17
  • Whitewater: Class III-IV+ rapids
  • Meet: River Dance Lodge, Syringa, ID
  • Time: 8 a.m. PDT
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Lunch Included: Yes

*Please note we require a minimum of 10 guests to run a trip. If you have less than 10 in your party, you can still reserve spaces 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.

*Must have Previous Class IV experience.

The Super Lochsa day trip is designed for those who have done the Lochsa before, don't have time for our two-day trip and want the best of the two-day trip squeezed into a single day.  It's 30 miles of intense whitewater for the fit and experienced rafter.  No other river in the US offers this much excitement packed into one day!  When water levels are ideal, we start our trip at Milepost 138 on the river and end around Milepost 107.  We paddle our way through rapids like Stanley Creek, Triple Hole, Castle Creek, and many more.  The morning is both big and technical while the afternoon run has the biggest hits including the Grim Reaper, Bloody Mary and Lochsa Falls.  When the water is either too high or too low, we do a "double dip" on the lower section, running the same 15 miles twice.

All trips include a fantastic and bountiful lunch on the river's banks.  We provide everything you need for this day of action and fun.  

The Super Lochsa trip requires a group of 10 or more.

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Rates
Sundays - Fridays

May 22-June 26, 2022*

  • $179

*The Super 1 day trip requires a group of 10 or more to book

*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, ID. If you plan to fly, the closest airport is in Lewiston, Idaho about two hours away. The closest major airports are Missoula, MT (about 2.5 hours) and Spokane, WA (about 4.5 hours). At the airport, you will need to rent a car to drive to the Lochsa.

Please note, although we are meeting at River Dance Lodge, the lodge is closed, for sale, and not accepting reservations.

Click Here for driving directions to the Lochsa.

 

FAQ's

I've never been rafting before. Is the Lochsa an appropriate choice?

Probably not. We prefer people with previous rafting experience on the Lochsa. Of all the rivers where we run 1-day trips, the chances of falling out of a raft are higher on the Lochsa than any other river. We want your first rafting experience to be a positive one. If you fall out and find out that you're terrified, you may not want to go rafting ever again. It's better to gain experience on an easier river where you're more likely to stay in the raft all day! Here's another way to think of it. Say you had never tasted wine in your life. Someone pours you a 20-year old French Bordeaux. With no point of comparison, the excellence of this wine would likely not be appreciated. Think of the Lochsa as the French Bordeaux. Better to learn more about whitewater on other rivers so you truly appreciate the Class IV power and excitement of the Lochsa's rapids.

Can I go rafting if I don't swim?

Generally yes. Everyone wears a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and this is a more important tool than knowing how to swim. However, often people who swim are more comfortable in the water and the idea of falling out of a raft. Your best choices would be an easier river like the St. Joe or Clark Fork Rivers.

Is rafting safe?

We've taken tens of thousands of people on our trips lasting from 1 to 6 days over the past 40+ years. We do our best to mitigate the natural risks of rafting. However we are human and nature can create difficult conditions. People fall out of rafts, rafts can turn over, people can accidentally hit another person in the raft with a paddle. In the end however, outdoor adventures such as rafting are inherently risky, thus accidents can and do happen.

What is the most exciting 1-day trip you offer?

Rivers are rated by the difficulty of their rapids, with Class I-II being easier than Class III (Intermediate) or Class IV (advanced). However, bear in mind that the "most exciting" trip may not be the one appropriate for you. Previous rafting experience, water temperature and the age of those in your party determine which trips are appropriate for you. To help you decide, here's a list of rivers along with their season, water temperature, and rapid classification from easiest to most difficult. (To learn more about rapid classifications, visit our Understanding Whitewater Classifications blog.

Clark Fork - Class II-III with warmer (62-68 degree) temperatures in July and August
St. Joe River - Class III-III+ cold (50-60 degree) water in May/June
Lochsa River - Class IV - IV+ cold (45 degree) water in May/early June and cool (55-63 degrees) in late June/early July

Reviews 4

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Liam Cantwell
June 13, 2022 at 8:10 pm

Very Exciting Trip Down the Lochsa

Very exciting trip down the Lochsa river over 3 days for my brother's stag party. Jeff, Alec, Mike and Ross were all very professional but even more fun. They explained everything to us including the native history of the area we were so privileged to pass through. The grub was top notch and Jeff "fired coffee" at 6am every morning to kick start the day. The team were very flexible to various trip requests and everyone really enjoyed the trip. I could go on but one suggestion is to ask Alec for a song when you get around the campfire. The guy has the voice of an angel
Eoghan Murphy
June 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm

A1 experience all round

It doesn’t get any better than ROW Adventures. They are professional and go way above and beyond to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. We had Jeff, Alec, Ross and Mike as our guides and it was them that made our trip such a success. They knew what they were doing on the river, we ran Lochsa falls at 16,000 cfs, they cooked wonderful meals and told us all about the area. When (not if) we go back, we will be going with Row Adventures and requesting Jeff, Alec, Ross and Mike as our guides. We had an A1 experience all round.
Jeannie Sullivan
June 1, 2022 at 6:57 pm

Great family trip down the Lochsa River!

Great family trip down the Lochsa River! My husband and I traveled with 3 of our adult children (29, 23, 20) on a two day raft trip. Our guides were Jeff and Alec. Some of us were very nervous as we had never rafted class IV rapids before. Jeff and Alec were very safety conscious and informative. So we were at ease immediately. We had so much fun and it was a terrific bonding experience for our family. Thanks to Jeff and Alec for making it a very fun weekend for us! Also thanks to the all the other guides who joined us... Mike, Ross, Austin, Farrell, Kim and Anna! You're a very special group of people.
Shane Wallace
June 1, 2022 at 6:54 pm

All in All a Great Experience

We had 16 of us on a bachelor party this past weekend. The guides Jeff, Alec, Mike & Ross were all great. Can't recommend these guys highly enough. They kept us safe on the river (while running big rapids), cooked great meals for us 3 times a day, cleaned up after us, told us great stories about the area and were great to hang out with. Everything to do with the rafting was explained very well. I would love to come back and do it again one day. The area is beautiful, all in all a great experience.