The Front Gate of the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Area.
Designated as a “Protected Wilderness area” in 1980 so we can all experience the vast-unspoiled beauty of Idaho’s wilderness for generations to come. The people have put mandates in place that we “leave no trace” of our presence as we visit this area, yet we cannot avoid the impact that this wilderness leaves on us. Here in Salmon, Idaho we are so very proud to serve at the up-stream entry point of the world-famous Salmon River as it enters into this Wilderness area. When Lewis & Clarke came through Salmon, Idaho they picked up their trusted Shoshone guide Sacajawea who was born in Salmon and helped them complete their infamous journey to the Pacific ocean.
At an enormous 2.367 Million acres this is the largest contiguous designated Wilderness area in the lower 48 United States. We’ve put together this mini-site to help you understand the River of No Return Wilderness area from a local perspective. We will strive to lead by example as the community of Salmon, Idaho is home to the outfitters, guides, lodging, transportation and primary community that services the majority of people who come to experience this amazing Idaho gem.
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