Spring is rapidly approaching the Salmon River Valley providing many opportunities for outdoor adventures. March kicks off the festivities with the arrival of the spring steelhead. There are large numbers of fish in rivers and streams with easy access along the highways. One of the favorite steelhead spots is in the upper Salmon River between Salmon and Challis along US 93.
Whitewater River Rafting
2017 rafting trips should prove to be fabulous. With the larger than normal snow pack, the water levels will be high making for a great white water experience and a long season. Be sure to book your trip before they fill up, this is a year you will not want to miss out on.
View Wildlife along Scenic Byways
Take a trip along one of Idaho’s many scenic byways. The Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway, located just south of Salmon on Hwy 28, truly has some of the finest scenery in America. Wildflowers are prolific in spring and summer. Early mornings and evenings are the times to look for wildlife, particularly where forest and meadow meet. You often see elk, deer, black bear, moose, antelope, big horn sheep and many other species. If looking to the sky is more your thing, you will be amazed at the abundant bird species that you will see. Among the many birds present are golden eagle, redtailed hawk, partridge, grouse and the boreal owl to name just a few. Bring your binoculars and camera and enjoy the sites along the trail once traveled by Lewis and Clark.
12 & 24 Hour Disco Mountain Bike Endurance Race
SATURDAY, MAY 20 and 21, 2017
The Annual 12 & 24 Hour Disco MTB Endurance Race takes place each spring at Discovery Hill in Salmon, Idaho. 12 hrs of incredible riding on 11ish miles of buffed out singletrack at the base of the Beaverhead Mountains. With 1700ish ft. of climbing, $1,500 in cash prizes (solo split), live music and the Disco Lounge, this is not an event that you want to miss.
Lemhi Valley Century Ride
SATURDAY, June 10, 2017
The annual Lemhi Valley Century Ride is an event that grows a little each year. It’s beautiful here in the spring and still cool. Last year there were over 130 riders. You have the option to ride 100 Miles or 100 kilometers. The 100 km. race starts at Gilmore summit and both events end in the town of Salmon, Idaho.