Salmon River (Idaho)

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The Salmon River is located in Idaho in the northwestern United States.wikipedia
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Idaho

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The Salmon River is located in Idaho in the northwestern United States.
The major rivers in Idaho are the Snake River, the Clark Fork/Pend Oreille River, the Clearwater River, and the Salmon River.

White Bird, Idaho

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Measured at White Bird, its average discharge is 11060 cuft/s. Cities located along the Salmon River include Stanley, Clayton, Challis, Salmon, Riggins, and White Bird. From there the river flows almost due north, with U.S. Route 95 on its east bank until a few miles before White Bird; the river then loops northwest and south to its confluence with the Snake River north of Hells Canyon, 15 mi south of the Washington border and 40 mi south of Lewiston.
At the southwest corner of the Camas Prairie, White Bird is near the Salmon River crossing point for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Snake River

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It flows for 425 mi through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14000 sqmi and dropping more than 7000 ft between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with the Snake River.
At the halfway point in Hells Canyon, in one of the most remote and inaccessible sections of its course, the Snake River is joined from the east by its largest tributary, the Salmon River.

Riggins, Idaho

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Cities located along the Salmon River include Stanley, Clayton, Challis, Salmon, Riggins, and White Bird. The river turns abruptly north at the confluence with the Little Salmon River at Riggins, about 87 mi above its mouth.
It is nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River in west central Idaho, approximately 150 highway miles (240 km) north of Boise, and 120 highway miles (190 km) south-southeast of Lewiston.

Sawtooth Valley

It flows for 425 mi through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14000 sqmi and dropping more than 7000 ft between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with the Snake River. For the first 30 mi, it flows north through the Sawtooth Valley, then turns east at Stanley, receiving the Yankee Fork shortly below that point and the East Fork further downstream.
The valley contains the headwaters of the Salmon River, the city of Stanley, and community of Sawtooth City.

Galena Summit

It flows for 425 mi through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14000 sqmi and dropping more than 7000 ft between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with the Snake River.
Galena Summit marks the divide between the Big Wood River and Salmon River drainage areas.

Salmon, Idaho

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Cities located along the Salmon River include Stanley, Clayton, Challis, Salmon, Riggins, and White Bird. The river then flows northeast, receiving the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis and then the Lemhi River at Salmon, Idaho east of the Lemhi Range.
The Salmon River passes through Salmon; white water rafters and other people interested in outdoor recreation have brought additional economic activity to Salmon.

Yankee Fork Salmon River

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For the first 30 mi, it flows north through the Sawtooth Valley, then turns east at Stanley, receiving the Yankee Fork shortly below that point and the East Fork further downstream.
The Yankee Fork Salmon River is a 28 mi tributary of the Salmon River in Custer County, Idaho in the United States.

East Fork Salmon River

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For the first 30 mi, it flows north through the Sawtooth Valley, then turns east at Stanley, receiving the Yankee Fork shortly below that point and the East Fork further downstream.
The East Fork Salmon River is a 34 mi tributary of the Salmon River, flowing through Custer County, Idaho in the United States.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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It flows for 425 mi through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14000 sqmi and dropping more than 7000 ft between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above the Sawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with the Snake River.
The headwaters of the Salmon River, also known as the "River of No Return" are in the SNRA, and the river flows north through the Sawtooth Valley before turning east in Stanley and following the northern border of the SNRA.

Idaho Panhandle

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The lower half of the river provides the time zone boundary for the state, with northern Idaho on Pacific time and the rest of the state on Mountain time.
The Idaho Panhandle observes Pacific Time north of the western-flowing Salmon River in the southern part of Idaho County.

Salmon River Mountains

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The Salmon River originates from and flows through the mountains of central and eastern Idaho (Lemhi Range, Sawtooth, Salmon River Mountains, Clearwater and Bitterroot Range).
The range is over 120 mi long and its boundaries are usually defined by the Salmon River and its large tributary forks.

Bitterroot Range

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The Salmon River originates from and flows through the mountains of central and eastern Idaho (Lemhi Range, Sawtooth, Salmon River Mountains, Clearwater and Bitterroot Range).
The entire expedition then crossed the pass to the Salmon River valley, and the next month entered the Bitterroot Valley from the south via either Lost Trail Pass or Chief Joseph Pass.

South Fork Salmon River

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Here, the river is joined by its two largest tributaries, the Middle Fork and South Fork.
The South Fork Salmon River is an 86 mi tributary of the Salmon River in Idaho and Valley Counties in central Idaho.

North Fork Salmon River

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North of Salmon, the river is joined by the North Fork, before turning west into over 200 mi of continuous canyons through the Salmon River and Clearwater Mountains – some of the most rugged and isolated terrain in the contiguous United States.
The North Fork Salmon River is a 24 mi tributary of the Salmon River, flowing through east-central Idaho in the United States.

Little Salmon River

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The river turns abruptly north at the confluence with the Little Salmon River at Riggins, about 87 mi above its mouth.
The Little Salmon River is a tributary of the Salmon River in the U.S. state of Idaho.

Lemhi River

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The river then flows northeast, receiving the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis and then the Lemhi River at Salmon, Idaho east of the Lemhi Range.
It is a tributary of the Salmon River, which in turn is tributary to the Snake River and Columbia River.

Pahsimeroi River

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The river then flows northeast, receiving the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis and then the Lemhi River at Salmon, Idaho east of the Lemhi Range.
It is a tributary of the Salmon River, which in turn is tributary to the Snake River and Columbia River.

Little Redfish Lake

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Redfish Lake and Little Redfish Lake near Stanley, which flow into the river via Redfish Lake Creek, are the terminus of the longest Pacific sockeye salmon migration in North America.
Both were named for the red-scaled sockeye salmon that returned every year to spawn via the Salmon River.

Nez Perce people

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Much of the area was inhabited by several tribes, including the Nez Perce.
The Nez Perce territory at the time of Lewis and Clark (1804–1806) was approximately 17000000 acre and covered parts of present-day Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, in an area surrounding the Snake (Weyikespe), Grande Ronde River, Salmon (Naco’x kuus) ("Chinook salmon Water") and the Clearwater (Koos-Kai-Kai) ("Clear Water") rivers.

Hells Canyon

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Exhibiting upwards of 7000 ft of vertical relief, the Salmon River canyons are some of the deepest in the U.S., surpassing the Grand Canyon and second only to the Snake River's Hells Canyon on the Idaho–Oregon border.
In 1806, three members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition entered the Hells Canyon region along the Salmon River.

U.S. Route 95 in Idaho

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From there the river flows almost due north, with U.S. Route 95 on its east bank until a few miles before White Bird; the river then loops northwest and south to its confluence with the Snake River north of Hells Canyon, 15 mi south of the Washington border and 40 mi south of Lewiston.
Immediately after Riggins, the highway crosses the main Salmon River and enters the Pacific Time Zone; the current bridge was completed in 1999.

Clearwater Mountains

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The Salmon River originates from and flows through the mountains of central and eastern Idaho (Lemhi Range, Sawtooth, Salmon River Mountains, Clearwater and Bitterroot Range).
The mountains lie between the Salmon River and the Bitterroot Range and encompass an area of 8499 sqmi.

Middle Fork Salmon River

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Here, the river is joined by its two largest tributaries, the Middle Fork and South Fork.
The Middle Fork is a tributary to the Salmon River, and it lies in the center of the 2.5 e6acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area.

Redfish Lake

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Redfish Lake and Little Redfish Lake near Stanley, which flow into the river via Redfish Lake Creek, are the terminus of the longest Pacific sockeye salmon migration in North America.