Salmon River - Hwy 93 Bridge Challis to Kilpatrick Access; Challis Area [SA3]


Power boat outfitters on the Salmon River near Challis offer scenic tours of this area during the spring months when water levels are favorable.
Scenic tours are normally half-day trips or full-day trips with lunch. Your jet boat guide will talk about the history and lore of the Salmon River area as you tour this highly scenic section of the river between Challis and Salmon. The mountains rise nearly a mile above the river to the highest peaks in the Salmon-Challis National forest, and a unique blend of geology can be seen in the red, orange and blond cliffs cut by the Salmon River.

About 1,200 residents live in Challis, a key gateway to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Ranching, mining and recreation are the primary anchors of the economy.
Be sure to ask your jet boat guide about fishing trips and steelhead trips in the vicinity.

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