In 1805, while searching for a trade route west, William Clark explored the Salmon River Canyon to the Pine Creek rapids and turned around. The granite canyon walls were simply too steep, and the river seemed to be a continuous rapid.
The Salmon River Road (030) crosses the Salmon River at the Rapids. During the summer, there is a good chance that you will get a good picture from the bridge of people taking a day trip through the rapids. A small road (032) follows Pine Creek into the Salmon River mountains.
If you are following the Lewis and Clark trail, you should consider stopping and taking an hour or so to walk up the road. The walk is fairly steep, but on a well maintained road. It will give you a good feel for the vegetation in the area.
- Salmon River (137 pictures) Pine creek flows into the Salmon River.
- Lewis and Clark (13 pictures) The Lewis and Clark Expedition chose to head north rather than risking the trip through the narrow and fast Salmon River canyons.
- Salmon River Drive (79 pictures) The Pine Creek Road branches off the Main Salmon River Road.