Salmon River/River of No Return + ADD NEW ROUTE
3 in Idaho Idaho120 Miles
on October 1, 2003
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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
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!
The road is in good shape with endless curves.
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.
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