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Salmon River/River of No Return + ADD NEW ROUTE


3   in Idaho Idaho120 Miles

By "Nitro"
on October 1, 2003

5.0out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You can start from Stanley
(ID)
and take 75 east about 50 miles to Challis, ID.
Here you will find US 93 and want to take that north another
60 or so miles and you'll role right in to Salmon. Be
aware that the ride from the south or the west to Stanley
is a great ride also
. I rode up from the south from
Ketchum and while not hair raising, it was a great ride,
a few mountain pass's to cross and a twisty road. But
the road from the west (hwy 21) sounds awesome based on
the bikers I talked to in Stanley
(check
out Boise to Twin Falls - Mountain Peaks to Lava Fields
Tour
).

Scenery

Follow right on the edge of the twisting Salmon River (HWY 75) in central Idaho from the top of the Sawtooth Mtns to the desert! This is a great route in one of the deepest canyons in the US. You are not riding at elevation like the Beartooth. You are at the bottom, right beside the river, and the curves and drop offs are endless. Just a great enjoyable ride!

Road Quality

The road is in good shape with endless curves.

Roadside Amenities

Fairly quiet road when i was on it. Lots of scenery changes, from the green lush high elevations down to the desert! White water rafting is popular on this river and you will be passing them all day! Lots of campgrounds near the top and a dip in the river to cool down is possible just about anywhere you want to pull over.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By ROADWHORE
on January 13, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This was one of my last rides for the year and will be one of my first this spring. Great riding even thou there wes a big forest fire on the North Fork of the Salmon River. smoke wasent too bad but a lot of firefighter traffic. stayed in the town of Salmon and enjoyed it and it was very inexpensive place to stay. we were lucky to get a room with all of the firefighters in town.

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By Trapper
on November 23, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha "Raider" V-Twin, 119 c.i./1900 c.c.

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Rode US Hwy. 93 north from Kingman, Arizona up to Polson, Montana. Then went east around Flathead Lake up to and through Glacier National Park in July, 2009. Veered north onto State Route 75 in Shoshone, Idaho going through Ketchum and over the Sawtooth MTNS. into Stanley. Very good and memorable ride along the Salmon River. I rate it among my top five rides in the lower forty-eight.

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By Guest
on December 25, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

2009 my wife and rode hwy 93 all the way from the Canadian border to Stanley. This is a great ride. Make sure if going north you keeping going to Hamilton and stop at the Hamilton House for some really good food.

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