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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Challis Bridge To Deer Gulch

Class II


Too High
83°, Sunny Then Slight Chance T-Storms

The Challis Bridge to Deer Gulch section of the Salmon River in Idaho offers a challenging Class III-IV river run with several obstacles including numerous rapids, waves, and boulders. The best time to float this section of water is during spring runoff in May and June when the river flow is between 6,000-15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). It is not recommended for novice paddlers due to the swift current and technical features. Experienced paddlers will enjoy the thrilling rapids and stunning scenery, including the rocky canyons and rugged mountains.

Weather today, A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Status Too High
Class Level II
Elevation 3,922 ft
Run Length 23.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 8330 cfs
Gauge Height 6.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Big Wood River Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135500
761 cfs 7.1 ft
Big Lost River Bl Mackay Res Nr Mackay Id
USGS 13127000
904 cfs 3.3 ft
Big Lost River At Howell Ranch Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120500
2,610 cfs 4.3 ft
Little Wood River Ab High Five Creek Nr Carey Id
USGS 13147900
556 cfs 4.1 ft
Nf Big Lost River At Wild Horse Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120000
914 cfs 4.7 ft
Nf Big Wood River Nr Sawtooth Nra Hq Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135520
497 cfs 6.8 ft
Trail Creek At Ketchum Id
USGS 13137500
430 cfs 7.0 ft
Big Wood R At S Broadford Bridge Nr Bellevue
USGS 13140335
2,830 cfs 10.4 ft
Warm Springs Cr At Guyer Hot Spr Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13137000
582 cfs 11.5 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id
USGS 13139500
218 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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