Salmon-Challis National Forest Guide

Salmon-Challis National Forest is a hiker's paradise with over 4.3 million acres to explore. The extensive area is home to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area that comprises one-third of the forest's land and is the largest wilderness area in the U.S. Adventurers can enjoy a number of exciting activities that include fishing the lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds located within the forest along with enjoying over 30 marked and unmarked hiking and biking trails. Camping here is phenomenal as well, and its designation as a Dark Sky Reserve is perfect for stargazing. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Salmon-Challis National Forest Hiking Trails

Middle Canyon Trail is a short and easy trek that's perfect for hikers of all skill levels. Plan on seeing some local wildlife as you enjoy the tall cliffs and forests of Middle Canyon. Once you arrive at the canyon, you can continue on to Saddle Mountain for further exploration of the area or take a more challenging route up a scree field to soak in the views from above. 

Things to Do

Activities in Salmon-Challis National Forest

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How to get to Salmon-Challis National Forest

Address: 1206 S. Challis Street, Salmon, ID 83467

Fee: Day Pass, Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers (per person) $4

Salmon-Challis National Forest is an incredible place to kick back, relax and immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Idaho. From beautiful fishing streams and rivers to challenging hiking trails and wildlife watching, this park has something for everyone to enjoy. For extended or even short stays at Salmon-Challis, an RV is an excellent way to experience the forest at your leisure.