The Lewis & Clark Trail crosses Lemhi County and opportunities abound to re-live the Lewis & Clark adventure. It was here that the expedition crossed the Continental Divide searching for a water route to the Pacific only to be turned back by the turbulent waters of the Salmon River.

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail enters Lemhi County near the town of Leadore and the Continental Divide Trail will afford scenic views of the entire valley.


In addition to these historic trails, the mountains and foothills surrounding Salmon are laced with hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV and horseback riding trails and more.

Gold Bug Hot Springs – undeveloped, approximately 20 miles south on Highway 93, just south of Elk Bend. Includes 2.5 mile moderately strenuous hike to the hot springs. No overnight camping.

Sharkey Hot Springs – 19 miles southeast of Salmon, Idaho. Traveling southeast of Salmon on Highway 28 to Tendoy, then turn north and follow the signs for Warm Springs Road and Sharkey Hot Springs. The Hot Springs are located about 5 miles from Tendoy, Idaho.

Panther Creek Hot Springs – undeveloped, currently out of use due to mud slides.

Horse Creek Hot Springs – semi-developed, off the Salmon River Road, need USFS map.

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