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Idaho Salmon River

Salmon River Canyon (Split Falls To Road Access)

Class V TO V+ Difficulty


Too High
75°, Sunny

The Salmon River Canyon Split Falls to Road Access river run in Idaho is a challenging 14-mile section of water that requires class III-IV+ whitewater skills. The river features several significant obstacles, including challenging rapids like Split Falls and tight, technical channels. The best time to float this section is in the late spring or early summer when the water is high, ideally around 4,000-7,000 CFS. This river run is not recommended for novice or inexperienced boaters.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 6,076 ft
Run Length 5.4 Mi
Gradient 143 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 307 cfs
Gauge Height 7.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Yankee Fork Salmon River Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13296000

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