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Idaho whitewater, Falls River

Fremont county, Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  If you're coming from Rexburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The scenic beauty of Idaho and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. On this section
    you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. This stretch of Falls River in Fremont County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Falls River are pretty good. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from
 
Ashton here, and spots like Targhee National Forest are good to explore. The warmest time of the year at Falls River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's while night lows are usually in the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's while Falls River overnight low temperatures throughout the wintertime are in the 0's. Falls River is a location that is quite dehydrated typically. January is the wettest month with most snow, and July on the other hand is the driest.

Falls River, Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Falls River.
 Whitewater Near Falls River:
Falls River, Fremont County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge)
Henrys Fork, Fremont/ Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II+(V) - 4 miles long (Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River)
Warm River, Fremont County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Twisted Draw to Warm River Campground)
Teton River, Teton/ Madison/ Fremont County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow)
Bitch Creek, Teton/ Fremont County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Highway 32 Bridge Close to Wyoming line to Teton River)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Riverside Campground to above Upper Mesa Falls)
Robinson Creek, Fremont County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Warm River)
Falls River, Fremont County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 14 miles long (Cave Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge)
Teton River, Fremont County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Teton Dam site to Teton Forks)
Henrys Fork, Fremont County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Box Canyon to Last Chance)
 Ski Areas Near Falls River:
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 27 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 40 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 48 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 61 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 63 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 88 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 91 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Falls River:
BEST WESTERN Teton West, Driggs , 21 miles away
Morleys Acres Farm And Bed And Breakfast, Driggs , 21 miles away
Super 8 Driggs, Driggs , 22 miles away
Teton Springs Lodge And Spa, Victor , 28 miles away
Sawtelle Mountain Resort, Island Park , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Falls River:
Squirrel Creek Guest Ranch and Inn, Ashton, 3 miles away
Warm River, Squirrel, 3 miles away
Bear Gulch Campground, Fremont County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Falls River:
West Boundary Trail, Fremont , 17 miles away
De Coster Trail, Teton , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Falls River:
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 45 miles away
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 62 miles away
Targhee National Forest, Idaho , 12 miles away
Harriman State Park, Idaho , 18 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Falls River:
Aspen Acres Golf Club & RV Park, Ashton , 2 miles away
Timberline Golf, Ashton , 6 miles away
Fremont County Golf Course, Saint Anthony , 17 miles away

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