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Idaho whitewater, Salmon River - Middle Fork

Valley Lemhi county, Boundary Creek to Cache Bar section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     96 miles
  This section of Salmon River - Middle Fork in Idaho is 96 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Mountain Home it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river
    tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
nearby. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The Salmon River Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Boundary  
Creek to Cache Bar section is just one of many. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There are wonderful locations to discover along the Shellrock Ridge Trail, and don't leave Salmon River - Middle Fork without first going for a hike along the Bear Trap Saddle Trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the amusing things in the Salmon River Mountains. For the duration of the summertime months, highs regularly are in the 70's at Salmon River - Middle Fork.

Salmon River - Middle Fork, Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 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 Salmon River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Monumental Creek, Valley County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 60 miles long (Upper Monumental Campground to Cache Bar)
Rapid River, Custer County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 13 miles long (Float Creek to confluence with Middle Fork Salmon)
Loon Creek, Custer/ Lemhi County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Loon Creek Ranger Station to confluence with M. Fork Salmon)
Big Creek, Valley County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 54 miles long (Big Creek Airstrip to Cache Bar)
Salmon River, Idaho County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 79 miles long (Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek)
Salmon River - Middle Fork, Custer County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek)
Salmon River - Middle Fork, Valley/Lemhi County, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV - 96 miles long (Boundary Creek to Cache Bar)
Marsh Creek, Custer County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (State Highway 21 to Middle Fork Salmon)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 72 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Sun Valley, Idaho , 73 miles away, 3400 foot drop, 19 lifts, 75 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 80 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 80 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 81 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 96 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Alpine Lodge, Red River , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Marble Creek Campground 1, Custer County, 10 miles away
Middle Fork Salmon River 31-7R Marble Creek Right, Stanley, 10 miles away
Marble Creek Campground 2, Valley County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Shellrock Ridge Trail, Valley , 1 miles away
Bear Trap Saddle Trail, Valley , 7 miles away
Milk Creek Trail, Valley , 10 miles away
Lookout Mountain Ridge Trail, Valley , 10 miles away
Monumental Trail, Valley , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - Middle Fork:
Challis National Forest, Idaho , 31 miles away
Salmon National Forest, Idaho , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - Middle Fork
Falconberry Lake, Lemhi , 18 miles away

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