Salmon, Idaho

Popular attractions in Salmon include the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Sacajawea Interpretive Center. There are scenic byways to explore as well as the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Explore this page to find what to see in Salmon.


Art and Art Galleries

Salmon Art Council. 200 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Phone: 208-756-2987. E-mail

Gardens and Parks

Island Park
Located downtown Salmon, this park is a unique land mass that divides the Salmon River. Amenities include a covered picnic area, picnic tables, restrooms, river access, skate park and walking trail.

Historic Sites

Lewis and Clark Trail
This is where the expedition crossed the Continental Divide in search of a water route to the Pacific only to turn back due to the turbulent waters of the Salmon River.

Movie Theater

River Cinemas. 526 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Phone: 208-756-2570.

Museums and Exhibits

Lemhi County Historical Society & Museum. 210 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Phone: 208-756-3342.

Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center. 200 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Phone: 208-756-1188.

National Forest

Salmon-Challis National Forest. Forest Supervisor's Office - 1206 S. Challis Street, Salmon, ID 83467. Phone: 208-756-5100.

This forest is over 4 million acres in Central Idaho. Idaho's tallest peak, Borah Peak, is found here along with Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River making this the ideal spot for whitewater rafting, fishing and hunting.

Scenic Byways

Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway
Located 20 miles southeast of Salmon off Highway 28, this byway journeys through high mountain meadows and rolling hills where Lewis and Clark crossed Lemhi Pass. Length: 39 miles. Time: 3 hours.

Sacajawea Scenic Byway
Here you can follow the trail of Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Begin at the junction of Interstate 15 and state Highway 33 to Highway 28 and on to Salmon. Length: 132 miles. Time: About 2.5 hours.

Salmon River Scenic Byway
For spectacular scenery, drive this byway which follows the Salmon River through the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the town of Salmon. Length: 161.7 miles. Time: 3.5 hours.

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