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Salmon River, Idaho

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The Salmon River Mountains are a major mountain range covering most of the central part of the U.S. state of Idaho. The range is over 120mi long and its boundaries are usually defined by the Salmon River and its large tributary forks. Part of the central Rocky Mountains, the entire range lies west of the Continental Divide of the Americas and drains to the Snake River. The highest peak is White Mountain, at 10442ft above sea level. There are five peaks over 10000ft high, and there are three major subranges defined by other forks of the Salmon River: the West, Central and East Salmon River Mountains.
The mountains are an extensive block-shaped massif in central Idaho, with their western boundary defined by the Little Salmon River and the northern and eastern boundary marked by the main stem Salmon. It is a block-shaped region 102mi north-south and 122mi east-west, covering nearly 8900mi2. The West Salmon River Mountains lie between the Little and South Forks of the Salmon, the Central range is between the South and Middle Forks, and the East range is defined by the mountains east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Although the northwestern corner of the range is only about 30mi southeast of the river port of Lewiston, the Salmon River Mountains are often said to be one of the remotest areas in the contiguous United States.
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  • If your looking for relaxation and adventure, you need to consider rafting with orange torpedo and the SALMON RIVER INTRO TO RIVER CAMPING adventure. Our guides Gabe and and Peyton did a outstanding j...  more »
  • My family and I experienced a 10 mile float down the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park with an amazing historian, Mr. Wayne Johnson of Salmon River Rafting Company. I loved the views, the wildl...  more »
  • Great trip. Excellent for a group trip. Campsites were very good, although could be rather warm late summer. Great scenery. Fishing was poor though at that time of year, late June.
  • Great place to swim, camp, raft, take a tour with River Adventures, hike around, and photograph!

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