Middle Fork Salmon River

MODERATE 2 reviews

Middle Fork Salmon River is a 87.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 87.1 miles Elevation Gain: 164 feet Route Type: Point to Point


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The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is 98 miles of free-flowing river in the heart of the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness. It is a non-motorized floating experience, with many technical rapids (Class III and IV). The Middle Fork offers floaters a wide variety of scenery and wildlife, in addition to natural hot springs, crystal clear water and catch-and-release fishing.

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Tue Jun 05 1990

This is an outstanding river trip. I floated it twice and would do it again in an heartbeat.

Sun Jun 12 2016