Updated: Feb 9, 2020
The setting for this part of Idaho is perhaps one of the most scenic and spectacular areas in the Northwest, with acres of vast rolling high-country meadows, rugged mountain peaks, shimmering aspens, and clear running creeks and rivers. Some of the sights of this untamed land are the bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, bald eagles, and wild horses. The Salmon River is the main focus in the Salmon Valley; it not only waters the land, but provides an abundance of pleasure for fly fishing, white water rafting, swimming or just floating the river, and watching
the wildlife and scenery. Salmon sits in the heart of the Salmon Valley at the junctions of US Highway 93 and Highway 28 at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Challis is situated in Round Valley at the junctions of State Highways 93 and 75 at an elevation of 5,280 feet.