Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Salmon-Challis National Forest

Address:50 Hwy 93 S
Salmon, ID 83467

Phone:208-756-5100
Fax:208-756-5151
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r4/sc
Size: 4,300,000 acres.
Location:East-central Idaho, bordered by the Bitterroot Range of the Continental Divide on the east. Accessible by US 93 and ID 28. Nearby cities/towns include Challis, Leadore, Mackay, Salmon, and Stanley.
Facilities:Cabins, campgrounds (mostly primitive), equestrian camp, picnic sites, trails (more than 800 miles).
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, technical mountain climbing, OHV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Includes 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the continental U.S.; parts of the Salmon River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River; Borah Peak (12,662 feet), Idaho's tallest mountain; segments of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and Nez Perce National Historic Trail (see separate entries in national trails section).

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Under the new, fire-friendly regulations, the fire manager for the Challis National Forest had up to 72 hours to either attack the fire under the 10:00 a.
Whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of The Salmon in the Salmon Challis National Forest is the cornerstone for nearly every business in Stanley," Edson said.
GKE:TSE) of Toronto were informed yesterday that their new Grouse Creek gold and silver mine in central Idaho can continue operations while the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) completes its required consultations on salmon habitat in the Challis National Forest.