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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Sunbeam Run (Stanley To Sunbeam Dam)

Class III- TO III+


Too High
75°, Heavy Rain

The Sunbeam Run on the Salmon River in Idaho is a class III to IV river run, with exhilarating rapids and stunning scenery. The section from Stanley to Sunbeam Dam features several challenging rapids such as the "Devil's Tooth" and "Elkhorn", as well as narrow passages and strong currents. The best time to float this section of water is during late spring to early summer when the water levels are high enough. Recommended CFS for this run is between 1,500 to 5,000. A skilled guide is highly recommended for this river run.

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 13.0 Mi
Gradient 23 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 7690 cfs
Gauge Height 6.0 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Valley Creek At Stanley Id
USGS 13295000
694 cfs 2.3 ft
Warm Springs Cr At Guyer Hot Spr Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13137000
626 cfs 11.6 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
Big Wood R At S Broadford Bridge Nr Bellevue
USGS 13140335
2,830 cfs 10.4 ft
Big Wood River Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135500
740 cfs 7.1 ft
Sf Payette River At Lowman Id
USGS 13235000
3,300 cfs 5.7 ft
Sf Boise River Nr Featherville Id
USGS 13186000
4,380 cfs 5.5 ft
Trail Creek At Ketchum Id
USGS 13137500
409 cfs 6.9 ft
Big Wood River At Hailey Id Total Flow
USGS 13139510
2,830 cfs 5.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Indian Springs 7 7,561 ft
Point 19 6,570 ft
Mormon Bend 17 6,094 ft
Pettit Lake 20 7,011 ft
Redfish Outlet None 6,566 ft
Blind Creek 6 6,011 ft
Salmon River 37 6,147 ft
Mountain View 9 6,496 ft
Glacier View 82 6,295 ft
Sunny Gulch 59 6,442 ft
Power Plant 24 5,430 ft
Mount Heyburn 23 6,580 ft
Josephus Lake 14 7,039 ft
North Shore Alturas 23 7,041 ft
Tin Cup 15 5,417 ft
Chinook Bay 18 6,495 ft
Bonanza Volunteer Camp 20 6,364 ft
Stanley Lake None 6,550 ft
Basin Creek 18 6,065 ft
Smokey Bear 17 7,025 ft
Sockeye 24 6,608 ft
Alturas Inlet 29 7,013 ft
Pole Flat C/G 14 6,171 ft
Casino Creek 20 6,130 ft
Sheep Trail 8 6,582 ft
Flat Rock C/G 7 6,192 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class

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