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
Squaw Creek Bl Bruno Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297355
19 cfs 3.5 ft
Middle Fork Salmon River At Mouth Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13310199
1,760 cfs 32.1 ft
Napias Creek Below Arnett Creek Near Leesburg
USGS 13306385
11 cfs 5.5 ft
Nf Big Lost River At Wild Horse Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120000
21 cfs 1.5 ft
Blackbird Creek Near Cobalt
USGS 13306336
12 cfs 0.7 ft
Big Hole River Near Jackson Mt
USGS 06023500
14 cfs 1.0 ft
Thompson Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297330
10 cfs 3.3 ft
Big Lost River At Howell Ranch Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120500
46 cfs 0.8 ft
Salmon River Nr Shoup Id
USGS 13307000
1,920 cfs 2.6 ft
Lemhi River Nr Lemhi Id
USGS 13305000
210 cfs 3.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lemhi Ridge
SNOTEL 576
30" 2"
Hyndman
SNOTEL 537
19" -1"
Schwartz Lake
SNOTEL 915
25" -2"
Hilts Creek
SNOTEL 524
23" -1"
Morgan Creek
SNOTEL 639
16" -1"
Saddle Mtn.
SNOTEL 727
62" 0"
Stickney Mill
SNOTEL 792
1" 0"
Bear Canyon
SNOTEL 320
19" -1"
Chocolate Gulch
SNOTEL 895
18" 0"
Bloody Dick
SNOTEL 355
32" 0"
Lost-Wood Divide
SNOTEL 601
27" -1"
Nez Perce Camp
SNOTEL 662
45" -1"
Smiley Mountain
SNOTEL 926
40" 2"
Darkhorse Lake
SNOTEL 436
75" -1"
Mill Creek Summit
SNOTEL 627
35" 1"
Galena
SNOTEL 489
27" -1"
Swede Peak
SNOTEL 805
18" 0"
Dollarhide Summit
SNOTEL 450
41" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Iron Lake 8 8,863 ft
Williams Lake 11 5,324 ft
Cottonwood Rec Site - Salmon River 13 4,682 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Colston to the Town of Salmon 1340.0cfs 38.0 Mi II to II+
Salmon to North Fork 1400.0cfs 22.5 Mi II
Pahsimeroi to Royal Gorge 1400.0cfs None Mi II- to III-
East Fork to Challis Bridge 1340.0cfs 20.0 Mi II
Challis Bridge to Deer Gulch 1340.0cfs 23.0 Mi II