Historical Gateway to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area!
The Salmon, Idaho area was first put on the map by the original “travel writers” known as Lewis & Clark and their team with 29 horses and 1 mule when they passed through this area back in 1805. Salmon, Idaho is known as the birthplace of Sacajawea who helped set the precedence for people of the old west who naturally help each other out. This is an area rich in history - from the famous “River of No Return” to our fine collection of one-of-a-kind characters. Pay us a visit and you’ll understand why we call it Pure Therapy.
Wintertime in the Salmon, Idaho area is for people who know how to bundle up and get down to the business of having fun. You won’t have to worry about the crowds here, because we’re far from any “city” but close to perfection! Check out this landing page for more about this area’s Cross-Country skiing, Fat Tire Biking, Downhill Skiing, a few Hot Pools and more. What do we mean by “More”? We mean Hockey. We’ve got quite a group of hockey-lovers here who actively play and hold regional competitions in our beautiful outdoor hockey rink. The Salmon Hockey Association also maintains an outdoor practice rink for families & beginners! Put on an extra layer so you can spend more time in Salmon this winter.
Salmon, Idaho is world-famous as the base-camp for hundreds of rafting trips each year. We’re conveniently located at the edge of the wilderness area as you begin your river trip down the Main Salmon or Middle Fork. Most folks hire an experienced guide or guide service for a safe excursion with amazingly excellent meals. Still, some folks prefer to rent their own rafts and test their skills & luck. Whatever your pleasure, a single day or multi-day rafting trip is an experience like no other and the outfitters in Salmon, Idaho will make sure you are good to go.
Officially established as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in 1980. When you plan to come to the Idaho Wilderness you’ll definitely need to plan ahead. You will quickly notice that there are almost no roads at all in this quarter-million-acre protected area. In fact, there are no mechanical vehicles allowed without special permits. If you pack it in, you pack it out. That’s the way it is. And if it sounds like work, it is… and you’ll LOVE it. Clean, quiet, unspoiled and virtually uninhabited. Everyone who comes here goes to great lengths to keep it this way, and once you come here you will fall in love with Idaho and “leave no trace” just to keep the romance alive.
When you’re ready for some pure therapy, plan to come and spend some time getting to know us in Idaho’s beautiful Salmon Valley. Here you’ll discover a community of hard-working people who value history, heritage and wide-open spaces! Check out our various web pages, events calendar, read our blogs and sign up for our e-newsletter to learn more. We look forward to seeing you soon.
803 Monroe St, Salmon, Idaho 83467, United States