Salmon River - Hammer Creek to Heller Bar (Lower Salmon)

Idaho-US  

Description

The Lower Salmon Canyon is a great multi-day trip. The very beginning of this section can be run as a day run (just outside of Riggins).  Most will choose to take 5 or 6 days and take out at Heller Bar on the Snake river.  This can be run in three days by either packing along a motor to run "snake lake" after the confluence to heller, or arrange a jet back from the confluence to Pittsburg and take out there.  Recommended flow is under 20K (usually after June).

Rapids, Access and Camps were added using the BLM resources publicly available.  See site here.

For information on Rapids, Camps and Access below the confluence of the Salmon and Snake check out the Snake Heller Bar descriptions here.

Statistics

Class III- to IV
Current Flow 6330.0 CFS
08-17-2017 07:45


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 3000.0
Average: 10000.0
Maximum: 20000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge SALMON RIVER AT WHITE BIRD ID
Length 50.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM