Middle Fork Aviation


To access the largest wilderness complex in the Lower 48 you don’t need to mount an expedition, you just need Middle Fork Aviation.  From the sky, you can reach one of 18 wilderness airstrips deep in a canyon, on a high plateau, or at a resort outpost on the river. Arranging a drop off at any of these destinations is likely cheaper and easier than you might think.

Our pricing is extremely competitive, with variable rates based on departure locations, loading requirements, and destination. You can choose to fly from our base in Challis, Idaho, into your choice of airstrips. We can also pick you up in Boise, Hailey, or McCall

We work with numerous guides and outfitters who can help outfit your trip, or you can do your own logistics and rely on us to get you in and out of the Wilderness according to your own plan.  You can pack light, or bring all the luxuries of car camping.

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Middle Fork Aviation

P.O. Box 656

Challis, ID 83226




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Current Weather

  1. -Challis

  2. -Salmon

  3. -Stanley

  4. -Boise

Local Area Information

  1. -Salmon Challis National Forest

  2. -Payette National Forest

  3. -A Middle Fork Journey
        (ID Public TV)

Lodges and Outfitters

  1. -Middle Fork Lodge

  2. -Idaho Wilderness Company

  3. -Flying Resort Ranches

  4. -Mile High Outfitters

  5. -Idaho Outfitters
       and Guides Association

Boating Equipment Rentals

  1. -Blackadar Boating (Salmon)

River Shuttles

  1. -Blackadar Boating (Salmon)