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Where is Salmon Idaho?
Nestled at the base of the Continental Divide, where the Lemhi River and the Main Salmon River meet, Salmon Idaho is a refreshing step back into the Old West. Centrally located, Salmon is a perfect rafting and recreation destination for those on their way to or from Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, or the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.
Our stretch of the Salmon River flows right through the town of Salmon Idaho, past the town of North Fork (a scenic one hour drive from Darby, Montana, over Lost Trail Pass). It continues into the dramatic Salmon River Canyon (where you'll encounter Class II & III rapids). The last 30 miles of our stretch of the river borders the River of No Return Wilderness Area, and is one of the most beautiful, untouched spots in the West.
How to Get Here:
Travel By Air:
For information about backcountry charter flight from Boise, Idaho, or Salt Lake City, Utah follow these links.
Nearest major airports:
- North: Missoula, Montana (2 ½ hr drive to Salmon, Idaho).
- S.East: Idaho Falls, Idaho (2 ½ hr drive to Salmon, Idaho).
- S.East: Salt Lake City, Utah (5 ½ hr drive to Salmon, Idaho).
- South: Hailey, Idaho (3 hr drive to Salmon, Idaho).
- S.West: Boise, Idaho (5 hr drive to Salmon, Idaho).
Travel By Ground:
Eastern approach: Head North West from I-15 (near Idaho Falls, Idaho) via Hwy 28 or head West from I-15 (near Dillon, Montana) via Lemhi Pass along the Lewis & Clark Trail.
Northern approach: Head South from I-90 (at Missoula, Montana) via Hwy 93.
Southern approach: Head North from Sun Valley, Idaho or North East from Boise, Idaho via Stanley, Idaho then head North on Hwy 93.
Western approach: Only by foot or horseback via the largest Wilderness in the continental U.S..
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