Salmon River Drive

79 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 61-79

Pine Creek BridgePine Creek Bridge (06/01/2002) The main Salmon River Road (Nfd030) crosses the Salmon River at Pine Creek. You can then take Nfd032 up Pine Creek, or continue to follow the river.

DownriverDownriver (06/01/2002) Subtract out the road, and you will have a good idea of the scene that William Clark saw before deciding not to follow the Salmon River west.

Fast WaterFast Water (06/01/2002) The water seems to be moving swiftly, with a good number of obstacles to avoid.

Panther Creek RoadPanther Creek Road (06/01/2002) The Panther Creek Road heads to the mines at Cobalt and other remote locations.

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

Ebenezer PictographsEbenezer Pictographs (06/01/2002) The Sheep Eater Indians left a small shelter and pictograph panel in the granite walls near Ebenezer bar on the Salmon River in central Idaho.

Ebenezer BarEbenezer Bar (06/01/2002) The Ebenezer Bar campground and day use area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 30s as part of the effort to build a road along the Salmon River.

Cable CarCable Car (06/01/2002) Used to cross the river, the cable cars are a little bit intimidating. Fortunately, you will land safely in a rapid should you fall out.

HomesteadHomestead (06/01/2002) A homestead on the far side of the Salmon River. The cabin is accessible by cable car, and has a great back yard.

Long Tom RapidsLong Tom Rapids (06/01/2002) The Long Tom Rapids wrap around several bends of the river.

Middle Fork at DuskMiddle Fork at Dusk (06/01/2002)

HomesteadHomestead (06/01/2002) A small homestead just downriver from the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Stoddard BridgeStoddard Bridge (06/01/2002) Designed for horse travel, the Stoddard Bridge is an impressive and sound wooden suspension bridge.

AltimaAltima (06/01/2002) Taking pictures of the car seemed like an interesting way to hooking together different galleries.

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

Corn Creek Interpretive CenterCorn Creek Interpretive Center (06/02/2002) The Center has information on floating the Salmon River or hiking in the Frank Church Wilderness.

Into the WildernessInto the Wilderness (06/02/2002) Standing on the Corn Creek Boat Ramp looking into the wilderness.

Gold Hill MineGold Hill Mine (06/01/2002)

Fountain Creek CascadeFountain Creek Cascade (06/01/2002)

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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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