The Jarbridge and Bruneau Rivers trip is one of the most adventurous guided river trips in the United States. Due to non-stop whitewater sections of class III and IV rapids dropping at a wild gradient of 50ft per mile, and being a small volume river that is typically run with a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to guest ratio, the Jarbridge Bruneau is a trip for those looking for something the crowds are not signing up for. This is one of those trips for someone who is looking for an experience where they have to earn their stories and will have an instant camaraderie with anyone else who has been fortunate enough to float through this tiny gorge.

This trip is known for its vertical rock walls stemming up from the very edges of the river. When one thinks of desert rivers, most do not think of Idaho but if you have ever dreamed of floating through a slot canyon, this is basically as close as you can get in a raft. After hitting the junction of the Bruneau River it will be time to explore some of Idaho’s best slot canyons on foot as many tight, narrow gorges, come down into the river begging to be enjoyed.

Become one of the few who has taken on the whitewater, carried around the portages, and earned the right to experience what is often considered one of Idaho’s most scenic and adventurous multi-day river trips, the Jarbridge Bruneau.


Barker River Expeditions

Barker River Expeditions is your center for desert river adventures in the heart of the Owyhee-Bruneau Canyonlands. We have specially designed rafts and equipment and decades of experience in this remote region. We promise expert guides and first-class service, with memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime!

Wilderness River Outfitters

Wilderness River Outfitters

Wilderness River Outfitters is a family-owned and operated business based in Salmon, Idaho, founded by Joe and Fran Tonsmeire in 1972. Almost half a century later, WRO is still providing quality outdoor adventures on some of the finest wilderness rivers in Idaho, from the rugged desert canyons of the Owyhee basin to the pristine mountain streams of the Frank Church.

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Far & Away Adventures

Far & Away Adventures

While a number of outstanding outfitters run adventures on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, the experience is oh so different with Far and Away Adventures. And it starts with you.

Shelley Memory Care

Here you can enjoy the comforts of home, while also receiving excellent service and quality care. Our senior living facilities offer personalized care for each individual resident. From three home cooked meals a day, to regularly scheduled activities, to a quiet afternoon outside on the patio, The Gables of Shelley Assisted Living is the ideal combination of home like living spaces, care, and amenities to promote our resident’s health and well-being. It is our goal to consistently meet the personal preferences and needs of each resident.

We are regarded as a premiere assisted living and memory care in Southeast Idaho because of the relationships our dedicated team has with our residents and their families. When you enter our warm, comfortable homes, you will immediately know there is something special here. Schedule a tour today. Come experience senior living at its best!

Shelley Memory Care

  • Idaho Memory Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Will food be provided?

At The Gables of Shelley we provide three home cooked meals per day in a restaurant style environment. Special requests for prescribed diet, allergies, and physical limitations will be noted for each resident. These custom needs are sure to be met by our highly trained staff without loss of quality.

What kinds of activities are offered?

The activities are designed with overall health in mind. Each day there will be a variety of activities offered that improve physical, mental and social health. Staff can assist in escorting residents to activities they are interested in.

  • Board games, trivia and bingo
  • Fitness fun
  • Worship and spiritual services
  • Movies and music
  • Comedy
  • Crafts
  • Beauty and spa days

What COVID precautions are in place?

Because COVID restrictions are ever changing, please call our facility to ask about our current visitor policy. Staff are provided with proper PPE to avoid spread of the virus in our facility.

Is housekeeping provided?

The housekeeping service included in our base rate provides:

  • Vacuuming
  • Restroom cleaning
  • Bed making and changing
  • Laundry

What is included in the monthly rate?

The Gables of Shelley is an “all-inclusive” facility. Our monthly base rate includes room, 24/7 care, meals, housekeeping, and all utilities.

What is memory care?

Extra precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of the memory impaired residents in our facility. Our memory care unit is secured to prevent wandering, although residents are allowed to go outside and to other areas if escorted by a staff or family member. Having the right environment is key to retaining independence for those who are cognitively impaired.

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Are short term stays offered in this facility?

Respite care and adult day care are available at The Gables of Shelley. This allows you the opportunity to see if we are a good fit for you. It also allows caregivers a short break to rest, relax, run errands, so they can come back refreshed.

On the eastern outskirts of Shelley, nestled along the Snake River, you will find The Gables of Shelley Assisted Living and Memory Care. Ten minutes from Idaho Falls, The Gables of Shelley is an exceptional southeast Idaho assisted living community serving seniors and their families from Shelley, Firth, Basalt, Idaho Falls, and other surrounding towns. Located at 530 River Pointe Lane just off W. Fir Street, our assisted living home is easy to find whether you are coming from I-15 or Highway 91.

We are conveniently located close to Broulim’s Supermarket & Pharmacy, Shelley Family Medical, River Valley Dental, and other local healthcare providers. We are also just a few minutes from the Shelley Senior Center, local restaurants, churches, parks, banks, and the post office. We enjoy the security of having Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Bingham Memorial Hospital nearby.

530 River Pointe Lane
Shelley, Idaho 83274

Services & Amenities

  • 24 Hour On Call Nursing Support
  • High Staffing Ratio
  • Home Health and Hospice Support
  • Spacious Studio Suites
  • Basic Cable & Wi-Fi
  • Private Phone Lines in Each Suite
  • Most Rooms Feature Private Bathrooms and Kitchenettes
  • Private Heating and Air Conditioning in Each Suite
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Laundry Services
  • Home-Cooked Meals, Served Restaurant Style plus Snacks
  • Salon
  • Raised Bed Gardening (Depending on Location)
  • Outside Patios and/or Enclosed Courtyards
  • Respite Care
  • Adult Daycare
  • Memory Care
  • Medication Management
  • Personalized Care Plans based on Individual Needs
  • Activities Program
  • Routine Interior and Exterior Maintenance
  • Beautiful, Professionally Landscaped and Maintained Grounds
  • Convenient Locations
  • Scheduled Transportation

Safety Features

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Fire Sprinkler System and Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Call System (with personal pendants)
  • Accessible Showers with Assist Bars and Fold-away Seats
  • Corridor Handrails
  • 24 Hour Staffing
  • Coded Exit and Entrance Doors

The Gables of Shelley Assisted Living & Memory Care offers multiple suite sizes to choose from. We encourage our residents to furnish and decorate their suites to be as home like as possible. Bringing their favorite things from home helps them to feel even more comfortable and at home here at Gables. It is always our goal to help our residents choose the suite that would best fit their needs and preferences. Come by for a tour today and see what we have to offer!

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Rafting the Rivers around Sun Valley

Rafting on any of the numerous sections of rivers surrounding the Sun Valley area can be the experience of a lifetime. Taking in the beauty of Idaho from the swirling waters of its beautiful rivers is truly a unique experience to our area. Several local outfitters offer single or multi-day river trips for rafters or kayakers, complete with nights around the campfire and food fresh from the Dutch-oven. There are plenty of half- and full-day rafting opportunities in the Sun Valley area and the gentle but exhilarating rapids on the day-stretches of the Salmon River are perfect for families looking for a little excitement.

Day trip whitewater

Courtesy White Cloud Rafting

Half and Full day trips

A short one-hour drive from Sun Valley, rafting on the Salmon in Stanley offers fresh air and pristine canyon water. Multiple companies offer various sections of the Main Salmon River, for a span of abilities in both kayak and rafts. From mellow stretches for the family all the way up to spring high water class IV rapids there is a trip for you and an outfitter to make it an unforgettable experience.

Middle Fork salmon

Courtesy Far & Away Adventures

Multi Day Trips

Idaho is home to some of the most premier multi-day stretches in the country. The crown jewel is the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and is the ultimate wilderness experience. Flowing over 100 miles through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states this trip usually last between 5 and 7 days and transforms from high mountain forests to the 3rd deepest canyon in the country.

  • Based out of Sun Valley Far and Away Adventures offers multi-day trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon with an emphasis on luxury. Also in the early season they run 5-day trips on the Owyhee and 4-day trips on the Bruneau Canyon.
  • Rocky Mountain River Tours based out of Stanley since 1978 is another great outfitter on the Middle Fork. is a family-run business based in Salmon, Idaho and was named by Nat Geo as “One of America’s Top Adventure Travel Companies.”
  • There are slew of other multi-day guides based in the Stanley area as well!

Swimming Holes

Whether it is a high mountain lake in the sawtooth, a boat day on Redfish, or secret spot along the rivers sun valley has your swimming needs covered.

Dock Days

Dock Days in the Summer

Source https://raftidaho.org/trips/jarbridge-bruneau

Source https://www.thegablesfamily.com/locations/shelley-idaho/

Source https://www.visitsunvalley.com/bucket-list/rafting-the-rivers-around-sun-valley/

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