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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

East Fork To Challis Bridge

Class II Difficulty


88°, Sunny

The East Fork to Challis Bridge river run in Idaho on the Salmon River is a Class III-IV whitewater rafting trip with challenging rapids and stunning scenery. This section of water is best navigated from mid-June to mid-July with recommended flows of 1,200-2,000 cfs. Obstacles include Big Mallard Rapid and Eightmile Rapid, both of which require technical maneuvering. The river run difficulty increases with higher water levels, making it best suited for experienced paddlers. Overall, this river run offers a thrilling adventure for those seeking a challenging and scenic rafting experience.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming west 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Status Runnable
Class Level II
Elevation 3,922 ft
Run Length 20.0 Mi
Gradient 19 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 4140 cfs
Gauge Height 4.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Nf Big Wood River Nr Sawtooth Nra Hq Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135520
194 cfs 6.2 ft
Little Wood River Ab High Five Creek Nr Carey Id
USGS 13147900
243 cfs 2.8 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id
USGS 13139500
218 cfs ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id Total Flow
USGS 13139510
1,190 cfs 3.7 ft
Big Wood River Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135500
392 cfs 6.2 ft
Big Wood R At S Broadford Bridge Nr Bellevue
USGS 13140335
1,330 cfs 8.5 ft
Big Wood River Bl Magic Dam Nr Richfield Id
USGS 13142500
1,100 cfs 5.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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