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Idaho whitewater, Panther Creek

Trapper Flat to Birch Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     8 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Missoula, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of -blank- County and the water flowing gracefully down Panther Creek make the trip here worthwhile. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this
    area has a large number of paddling places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This stretch is mid length, it's
perfect for a one day trip. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch of Panther Creek in -blank- County is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. The beauty of the Salmon River Mountains is a great plus for this river. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room  
before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Hot Springs Trail, and close by Fritzer Gulch is a wonderful place to go. All the outdoors entertaining stuff in the Salmon River Mountains will keep you coming back again and again. Salmon National Forest is a perfect site to go if you're at Panther Creek; hiking is a popular thing to do around Panther Creek; Birch Creek Trail is a great local trail. This is a great river. Here at Panther Creek you'll most likely meet some people from Shoup.

Panther Creek, Trapper Flat to Birch Creek 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 Panther Creek.
 Whitewater Near Panther Creek:
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Trapper Flat to Birch Creek)
Panther Creek, Lemhi County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Clear Creek to Main Salmon confluence)
Camas Creek, Lemhi County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 13 miles long (Duck Creek to confluence with M.Fork Salmon)
Salmon River, Lemhi County, 24 miles away
      Class III - 39 miles long (North Fork to Middle Fork)
Salmon River, Idaho County, 27 miles away
      Class III-IV - 79 miles long (Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Kookaburra Guided Whitewater Trips, Lemhi County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Panther Creek:
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 34 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 75 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Marshall Mountain, Montana , 88 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Discovery Ski, Montana , 90 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 90 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 92 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Panther Creek:
Super 8 Salmon, Salmon , 29 miles away
Rye Creek Lodge, Darby , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Panther Creek:
Clear Creek Trailhead, Shoup, 4 miles away
Deep Creek - Beaver Jack, Shoup, 8 miles away
McDonald Flat, Shoup, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Panther Creek:
Birch Creek Trail, Lemhi , 1 miles away
Hot Springs Trail, Lemhi , 4 miles away
Sagebrush Lookout Trail, Lemhi , 5 miles away
Copper Mountain Trail, Lemhi , 6 miles away
Pretty Gulch Trail, Lemhi , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Panther Creek:
Salmon National Forest, Idaho , 9 miles away
Painted Rocks State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
Bitterroot National Forest, Montana , 25 miles away

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