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Did you know ?

Salt is in the mountains at about 5,000 feet elevation

People come from all over the world to raft the Salmon River

Salt is just a few hours drive from Yellowstone National Park

Kids are cowboys too! In Salmon Idaho

God takes a rest here all the time



Salmon Idaho, and its surrounding communities, offer a full menu of sites to see and seasonal recreation. As a western rancher community, first stirred by the mining industry, history is plentiful. The Lewis & Clark Trail meanders through our entire landscape, being the believed birthplace of Sacajawea and hosting her Interpretive Center.

Our year starts in the full of winter with outdoor ice skating, snow shoeing, sledding, alpine skiing and nordic ski trails by the score. If your idea of a winter activity is hot cocoa by our crackling fire, you might consider joining in on the building of a snowman for our Annual SmileFest. With all those grinning faces at their posts for the winter, joy fills up the place in a hurry.

Spring and fall each beckon scenic drives, hiking expeditions and some sage advice on ways to stay clear of trouble in the backcountry. A trip to Yellowstone National Park, just a few hours away, is well planned in the off-season. Or you can join in the more local attractions such as our incredible Steelhead and Chinook Salmon Runs.

The summer in Salmon is exciting with what seems a never-ending selection of things to do: fishing, biking, golfing, hiking, boating, speedway races, world class white water rafting, kayaking and river floats, to name a few. Or take a day trip to one of the wonders of the area like Craters of the Moon, one of the nearby Ghost Towns or local hot springs.

Salmon’s heart beats in time with the local ranchers and our small-town community. You can experience a trail ride through our breathtaking backcountry, tour the local County Fair, have a seat and watch a local western gaming event or one of the rodeos with the fearless 8 second bull and bronc cowboys.

Whatever your need, you will find solace here in simple quiet time on the side of the mountain, visiting with someone who knows how to listen and allowing us to minister to you. Our prayer is to send you home with a renewed ministry focus, refreshed in God’s plan for a life less complicated and a heart ready to rejoin the battle.