Salmon Field Office
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Spectacular scenery and great opportunities for adventure await visitors in this area. The
Salmon River, “River of No Return,” provides world-class river rafting, camping, hiking, sight-seeing and wildlife viewing. The Salmon River, Bitterroot, and Lemhi ranges offer endless hiking, fishing, hunting and exploration opportunities.
Hikers and nature lovers will find scenic and rugged terrain in the isolated, often-overlooked Lemhi Range where elk, deer, mountain goats, moose and black bears are abundant.
The Salmon River meanders through the second-deepest gorge on the continent and is well-known as Idaho’s best steelhead fishing area, along with rainbow and cutthroat trout. Rafters will enjoy scenic floating and fishing along the calmer stretches of the river near the town of Salmon, or tackle challenging whitewater (Class I-IV) on the stretch of river west of North Fork, Idaho.
The unspoiled 1.6-million acre Bitterroot Range and Continental Divide serve as Idaho’s eastern border. This area was visited by the Corps of Discovery’s Lewis and Clark in 1805. Today, visitors can stand on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and see the same expansive view that greeted the Corps of Discovery.
The Bitterroot Range is home to a variety of wildlife and offers spectacular trails for mountain biking and hiking. This is also the ultimate terrain for rock climbing, hunting and fishing excursions.