Salmon River Drive

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Salmon River BridgeSalmon River Bridge (06/01/2002)

Pine Creek BridgePine Creek Bridge (06/01/2002) The bridge near Pine Creek.

Granite CliffGranite Cliff (06/01/2002) The road cut enhanced an already impressive granite cliff along the road.

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/01/2002)

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002)

Salmon River PictographSalmon River Pictograph (06/01/2002) A pictograph panel from the Sheep Eater Indians who inhabited this area from 8100-2500 years ago.

Pictograph DisplayPictograph Display (06/01/2002) This display area was built in the 70s and provides interesting information on the early inhabitants of Central Idaho.

The CanyonThe Canyon (06/01/2002)

Lighten UpLighten Up (06/01/2002)

Panther CreekPanther Creek (06/01/2002) The Panther Creek Bridge. You can take the Panther Creek road to Colbalt, Idaho and destinations beyond.

Panther Creek BridgePanther Creek Bridge (06/01/2002) The roads may not be paved, but the bridges are sound.

Salmon River BridgeSalmon River Bridge (06/01/2002)

River RoadRiver Road (06/01/2002)

Mountain SheepMountain Sheep (06/01/2002) Mountain Sheep crossing the road down river for an afternoon drink.

Mountain GoatsMountain Goats (06/01/2002) Mountain goats make easy work of the steep canyon slopes.

Mountain GoatsMountain Goats (06/01/2002) The mountain goats scurry up the slopes, as a rather callous tourist stops to take their picture.

Mountain GoatsMountain Goats (06/01/2002)

Granite SlabGranite Slab (06/01/2002) This is near the Ebenezer Indian shelter.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002)

Long Tom CampgroundLong Tom Campground (06/01/2002) The Long Tom Campground is toward the end of the Long Tom Rapids on the Salmon River.

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In the 30s, the Civilian Conservation Corps had an ambitious project to build a road along the Salmon River from North Fork to Riggins, Idaho.

The class iv rapids and towering precambrium granite cliffs of the rugged Idaho Batholith turned back Lewis and Clark a century early. Fortunately common sense prevailed and the budding environmental movement prevailed, and the Frank Church wilderness remains today as one of the largest continuous wilderness in the Continental US.

The road along the Salmon River is an interesting day trip and brings you to many of the popular trail heads in the Salmon National Forest and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

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Context: On the Road

North Fork, Idaho (15 pictures) The river heads west (down river) from North Fork, Idaho.

Salmon River (137 pictures) The Salmon River Road follows the Salmon River From North Fork to Corn Creek.

Lewis and Clark (13 pictures) William Clark explored, on foot, the upper section of the Salmon River Canyon, and chose to turn around and head north back through Montana on the voyage west.

Highway 93 (207 pictures) The Salmon River Road intersects with Highway 93 in North Fork, Idaho.

Shoup, Idaho (24 pictures) Shoup is on a scenic winding road along the Salmon River.

Pine Creek (28 pictures) The Pine Creek Road [032] branches off the main Salmon River Road [030] just beyond the bridge over the Pine Creek Rapids.

Panther Creek (9 pictures) The road up Panther Creek leads to Cobalt and eventually to Challis, Idaho.

Ebenezer Bar (7 pictures) The Ebenezer Bar campground is toward the end of the salmon river drive. It was built by the CCC in the 30s.

Stoddard Pack Bridge and Trail (12 pictures) The Stoddard Trail accesses the Frank Church Wilderness and other remote areas.

Frank Church Wilderness (20 pictures) The Salmon River Drive ends at Corn Creek. There are several wilderness trail heads along the road.


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