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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Headwaters (Gold Creek To Stanley)

Class III- TO III+


Too High
75°, Heavy Rain

The headwaters of Gold Creek to Stanley River run on the Salmon River in Idaho is a Class III whitewater experience that is best enjoyed between May and June when the water flows range from 600 - 2000 CFS. This section of the river is suitable for intermediate and advanced paddlers and features several challenging rapids such as "Elkhorn" and "Staircase". Additionally, paddlers will encounter several narrow canyons, rocky outcroppings, and boulder gardens that require careful maneuvering. Overall, this section of the river provides an exhilarating and scenic whitewater experience.

Weather today, A chance of rain and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Status Too High
Class Level III- to III+
Elevation 3,922 ft
Run Length 10.2 Mi
Gradient 32 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 7690 cfs
Gauge Height 6.0 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Trail Creek At Ketchum Id
USGS 13137500
409 cfs 6.9 ft
Sf Boise River Nr Featherville Id
USGS 13186000
4,380 cfs 5.5 ft
Big Wood River Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135500
740 cfs 7.1 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id Total Flow
USGS 13139510
2,830 cfs 5.7 ft
Nf Big Wood River Nr Sawtooth Nra Hq Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135520
451 cfs 6.7 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id
USGS 13139500
218 cfs ft
Valley Creek At Stanley Id
USGS 13295000
694 cfs 2.3 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
626 cfs 11.6 ft
Big Wood River Bl Magic Dam Nr Richfield Id
USGS 13142500
2,870 cfs 7.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Trinity Mtn.
43" -2"
Atlanta Summit
7" -8"
Jackson Peak
8" -1"
Soldier R.S.
1" 0"
Mill Creek Summit
5" -3"
Galena Summit
3" -4"
Dollarhide Summit
2" -5"
Vienna Mine
27" -4"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Chinook Bay 18 6,495 ft
Tin Cup 15 5,417 ft
North Shore Alturas 23 7,041 ft
Alturas Inlet 29 7,013 ft
Mountain View 9 6,496 ft
Pole Flat C/G 14 6,171 ft
Lower Obrien 15 5,939 ft
Glacier View 82 6,295 ft
Mount Heyburn 23 6,580 ft
Upper Obrien 11 5,849 ft
Sheep Trail 8 6,582 ft
Smokey Bear 17 7,025 ft
Bonanza Volunteer Camp 20 6,364 ft
Blind Creek 6 6,011 ft
Salmon River 37 6,147 ft
Sockeye 24 6,608 ft
Redfish Outlet None 6,566 ft
Baumgartner 39 4,915 ft
Pettit Lake 20 7,011 ft
Casino Creek 20 6,130 ft
Stanley Lake None 6,550 ft
Bowns 12 5,474 ft
Custer No. 1 C/G 8 6,703 ft
Mormon Bend 17 6,094 ft
Point 19 6,570 ft
Basin Creek 18 6,065 ft
Flat Rock C/G 7 6,192 ft
Sunny Gulch 59 6,442 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Soldier Mountain 1" 69° 0"
Sun Valley - Bald Mountain 0" 70° 0"
Sun Valley 0" 70° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Sunbeam Run (Stanley to Sunbeam Dam) 7690.0cfs 13.0 Mi III- to III+
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 11900.0cfs 100.0 Mi III to IV+
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 11900.0cfs 100.0 Mi III to IV+
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 11900.0cfs 100.0 Mi III to IV+
Torreys to East Fork 7690.0cfs 17.7 Mi II
Headwaters (Gold Creek to Stanley) 7690.0cfs 10.2 Mi III- to III+
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 11900.0cfs 100.0 Mi III to IV+
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar 11900.0cfs 100.0 Mi III to IV+

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