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SECESH TO MAIN (THE CANYON)

Salmon River, South Fork - idaho
Updated 2019-08-19T10:45:00
Class
III to V
Hard
Length
52.0
Miles
Gradient
42.0
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 142 cfs
Average cfs
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Current Weather 90° Hot
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The South Fork of the Salmon is one of the best non-permitted multi-day trips in the country. At late summer flows (around 3' on the Krassel Gauge), it offers mostly a class III-IV experience with several solid class IV rapids. Above 4', it becomes a committing class V experience where swimming could be disastrous. Locals will run the stretch as high as it gets (often 7'+), but at these flows a guide is highly recommended. With scenery reminiscent of the Middle Fork of the Salmon, this run has it all. Weather on the river today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 90. light south southwest wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 3 public boat access points along the Salmon River, South Fork.

Season Begins: May & Ends: August



Streamflow Conditions


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Salmon River, South Fork are between a bare minimum of cfs and a high of cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class III to V obstacles as they float down this 52 mile stretch of the Salmon River, South Fork.



Weather Overview: 90° Today, Hot

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. to sunny and hot, with a high near 94. calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 80° - 94°



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