Pahsimeroi To Royal Gorge


Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge. This is mostly a stretch of fishing river, but towards Royal Gorge you get in some class III rapids.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13302500, the Salmon River At Salmon Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Royal Gorge Wave Traing
Class I

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Big Lost River At Howell Ranch Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120500
5 cfs 2.0 ft
Thompson Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297330
4 cfs 3.1 ft
Lemhi River Below L5 Diversion Near Salmon
USGS 13305310
224 cfs 2.1 ft
Big Hole River Near Jackson Mt
USGS 06023500
25 cfs 0.9 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
1,360 cfs 2.9 ft
Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500
862 cfs 1.9 ft
Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13310199
954 cfs 30.5 ft
Napias Creek Below Arnett Creek Near Leesburg
USGS 13306385
18 cfs 5.3 ft
Lemhi River Nr Lemhi Id
USGS 13305000
162 cfs 3.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Darkhorse Lake
SNOTEL 436
61" 0"
Dollarhide Summit
SNOTEL 450
55" -1"
Saddle Mtn.
SNOTEL 727
53" -1"
Galena
SNOTEL 489
42" -1"
Smiley Mountain
SNOTEL 926
51" 0"
Lemhi Ridge
SNOTEL 576
20" 0"
Hilts Creek
SNOTEL 524
33" 0"
hailey 1.0 wnw, id
SNOTEL ID-BN-6
16.58" -0.13"
Bloody Dick
SNOTEL 355
26" -1"
Hyndman
SNOTEL 537
31" 0"
Morgan Creek
SNOTEL 639
27" -1"
Mill Creek Summit
SNOTEL 627
56" 0"
Lost-Wood Divide
SNOTEL 601
45" 0"
Bear Canyon
SNOTEL 320
36" 0"
Stickney Mill
SNOTEL 792
24" 0"
Swede Peak
SNOTEL 805
30" 0"
Nez Perce Camp
SNOTEL 662
31" 0"
Chocolate Gulch
SNOTEL 895
31" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Cottonwood Rec Site - Salmon River 13 4,682 ft
Iron Lake 8 8,863 ft
Williams Lake 11 5,324 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
East Fork to Challis Bridge 862.0cfs 20.0 Mi II
Challis Bridge to Deer Gulch 862.0cfs 23.0 Mi II
Colston to the Town of Salmon 862.0cfs 38.0 Mi II to II+
Salmon to North Fork 862.0cfs 22.5 Mi II
Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge 862.0cfs None Mi II- to III-