- Salmon is a small town with a good choice of places to stay and good things to eat.
- The Salmon River is a great for whitewater rafting and fishing.
- Although Salmon is an excellent destination town on its own, it also serves as a great rest stop on your way to the Bitterroot Valley or to Missoula, Montana.
Although Salmon is an excellent destination town on its own, it also serves as a great rest stop on your way to the Bitterroot Valley or to Missoula, Montana. With an abundance of adventures to be had in Salmon, you need no excuse to visit. With the Salmon River running nearby, the residents of Salmon, Idaho refer to their town as the "Whitewater Capital of the World." Lewis and Clark called the Salmon River the "River of No Return" and is today, one of America's only un-dammed rivers left.
Salmon is a small community of approximately 3500 residents resting in the mountains of Central Idaho along the Salmon River.
Salmon is a small town with a good choice of places to stay and good things to eat.
Whitewater rafting is a pastime shared by locals as well as visitors. There are many outfitters ready to safely take you down the Salmon's many rapids.
As its name implies, the Salmon River is an excellent place to fish. Each June through September, the Chinook salmon spawn in gravel beds of the river, creating a magnificent sight. Although Chinook salmon are the main focus of fishermen, the Salmon River is also home to several varieties of trout, including rainbow and steelhead.
Hunting is also popular throughout the fall. As with whitewater rafting and fishing, there are several hunting outfitters in the area ready to help you get that trophy bull or buck.
- Lemhi County Historical Museum
Houses an extensive collection of Lemhi Shoshone artifacts. As well as displays of the areas rich cultural heritage in mining, logging and agricultural.
- Sacajawea Interpretive Center
Created to honor Sacajawea, who was born in the Salmon Valley, the Sacajawea Center provides visitors and locals alike a place to walk, visit, watch performances and learn about the area and the inhabitants.
To get to Salmon from Sun Valley, head north on Highway 75 and then north from Stanley, Idaho on Highway 93. The views are fantastic as you travel over Galena Summit, through the Stanley Basin and along the Salmon River.