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Discover the History of the Salmon River in Idaho

Idaho has some of the most pristine wilderness in the United States of America, with several different untouched terrains that are naturally inviting and unbelievably breathtaking.

In the middle of it all is the Salmon River, offering a refreshing and thrilling experience for all who visit!Salmon River Backcountry Trip in Idaho

Formed by sediments over 1.4 billion years ago, the Salmon River is home to some of the oldest existing minerals on Earth. Its first inhabitants were those of the Cordilleran tribe, nearly 11,000 years ago, who explored the Rocky Mountains. They were then succeeded by the Nez Perce, who made the riverbed their home. They considered the land to be sacred, for its sheer abundance of salmon and other fishery throughout the seasons.

As exploration into the West hastened, the Salmon river gained its nickname “The River of No Return,” for its largely uninhabited swaths and heavy currents past the canyon.

Shipowners back then would have to disassemble their vessels once they reached their point and find another way back. There was truly “no return.”

Then Lewis and Clark arrived in 1805 and deemed the River nearly impassable. Fifty years later, gold was discovered in the river, leading many gold rush obsessives to dig up the river for treasures. But they didn’t find much, and over time, roads were built to better access the river. Now it stands as a major waterway that cuts through some of Idaho’s most beautiful wilderness.

With this history in hand, the Salmon River should be a must-see when visiting Idaho! Thankfully, we offer three- and four-day trips to the River throughout the summer, which have proven to be a huge hit among guests. Give us a call at 208-842-2417 today to find out more about our travel options to the stunning Salmon River!

A Well-Prepared Backpacking Trip

A Well-Prepared Backpacking Trip

If you’re an avid outdoors person, you’ll know the joys of exploring the wilderness when it comes to hiking, camping, and doing outdoor activities. The world is filled with beautiful places to explore and enjoy. Backpacking is a little more intense because you have to be well-prepared and plan for an intense camping trip. Backpacking… Continue Reading

Visiting Idaho? Hike Blowout and Churchill Mountain

Visiting Idaho? Hike Blowout and Churchill Mountain

Everyone knows that the hiking mountain peaks in any state can be extremely tough, but they’re always worth it in the end. If you’ve ever thought about visiting the state of Idaho, you should. Idaho has so much to offer when it comes to exploring the outdoors. From high peaks to lakes and from sand… Continue Reading

Best Places to Visit in Idaho

Best Places to Visit in Idaho

Many travelers throughout the United States don’t think of Idaho as their first place to visit, but it should be. Idaho has some of the most amazing landscapes in the entire country and plenty of reasons why you should consider visiting this great state. Lake Pend Oreille Lake Pend Oreille is the largest lake in… Continue Reading

5 Interesting Facts About Idaho

5 Interesting Facts About Idaho

To many around the United States, Idaho seems like a distant relative that you may not know much about. The reality is Idaho is one of the most beautiful states in all of the country. With mountains, lakes, rivers, sand dunes, and much more, Idaho has something for everybody. Idaho Has the Country’s Tallest Sand… Continue Reading

Helpful Tips for Your First Time Horseback Riding

Helpful Tips for Your First Time Horseback Riding

Whether you have tried horseback riding or not, your first time on a horse can be an intimidating event. It’s an experience that introduces you to the fun of the sport, as well as the enjoyment of bonding with an animal. Before you saddle up, there are a few steps to keep in mind to… Continue Reading

Stay in a Bed & Breakfast Instead of a Hotel

Stay in a Bed & Breakfast Instead of a Hotel

Hotels may cost quite a bit of money when traveling. If you’re traveling to the Idaho backcountry, and you’re looking for a comfy and cozy place to stay, Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge Idaho Bed & Breakfast is the choice for you! Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast? A bed and breakfast is the best… Continue Reading

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