The Salmon River domninates central Idaho. Its headwaters are in the Sawtooth Mountains. The river flows north through Stanley to Challis, Salmon and North Fork, then veers west into the Salmon Mountains and the Frank Church Wilderness to Riggins, Idaho. The section of River between North Fork and Riggins Idaho is aptly dubbed the River of No Return. Lewis and Clark scouted the upper part of the river, and decided that the grim trek back into Montana was a better route than the wild untamed rapids of the Salmon River.
(3 pictures) The Salmon River joins the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis, Idaho. The road from Ellis to Howe provides and interesting "long cut" between Salmon and Idaho Falls, going through one of the less developed areas of Idaho.
(84 pictures) The valley widens at the bustling metropolis of Salmon, Idaho. Salmon is where the Lewis and Clark expedition joined the river.
Salmon River Bridge
(37 pictures) I took a slew of photos of the old Salmon River Bridge on Island Park in Salmon.
(1 pictures) The Salmon River is one of the major rivers in the US.
(28 pictures) William Clark turned around near Pine Creek. Road  heads up Pine Creek into the Salmon Mountains.
(9 pictures) Panther Creek is one of the larger tributaries of the Salmon River in Central Idaho.
Frank Church Wilderness
(20 pictures) The River of No Return runs unfettered from Corn Creek to about 20 miles east or Riggins. The Salmon River is one of the most popular wilderness boat trips in the US.