Middle Fork Aviation


Hunting.  If you are planning a hunt in Central Idaho on your own or with an outfitter, Middle Fork Aviation can get you there. We can fly you and your gear to an airstrip o f your choice. A typical load for one of our Cessna 206 aircraft would be three hunters each with a backpack, day pack, and rifle. You should plan on more loads out to pack your trophy and meat. For larger loads we have a Dehavilland Beaver that hauls 1,800 lbs. and twice the volume of a 206.

Fishing. The crystal waters of the Middle Fork and its tributaries are an outstanding catch-and-release fishery. Native cutthroats, bull trout, and rainbows in the 12 - 15 inch range are typical but larger fish are common. Fishing is best from early July through September. From wilderness runways, you will find water that eludes all but the most dedicated boaters and hikers.

Hiking. There are lots of opportunities for hikers for drop offs or pickups, or to fly into one runway and out of another. Trail conditions and creek crossings are difficult to accurately scout by air, so be sure to check on conditions with the USFS and plan your trip wisely–– distances, terrain, and trail conditions can be more challenging than you might think.

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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)

Charter Services

for Hunters, Fishers, & Hikers