Our Community

Welcome to Salmon, Idaho!
Welcome to the City of Salmon, a small rural community of 3,300 residents nestled in the mountains of Central Idaho. Located along the Salmon River, "The River of No Return", the City of Salmon is proud of its rich history that includes strong traditions of mining, lumbering and family ranching. Lewis and Clark crossed the Continental Divide in 1805 into the Salmon Valley during their expedition to the Pacific Ocean and received essential supplies and information from Sacajawea's people, the AgaiDika Shoshone.

Today, the City of Salmon upholds its reputation as a community tied together through traditional family values and a sense of community. In 2004 the City was recognized as an Idaho Heritage City and Community of Promise by the Association of Idaho Cities and was recently honored as one of the 100 Best Cities for Young People by America's Promise organization, founded by Collin Powell. In 2006 Lemhi and North Custer County Economic Development received one of four Great Strides Awards from the Northwest Area Foundation.

Discover why Lewis and Clark made this valley a "must see."


Outdoor Recreation
           Salmon-Challis National Forest
          Backcountry Tours and Horseback Riding
           100 Acre Wood Resort
           Geertson Creek Trail Rides
           Lewis & Clark Adventures
           Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures
          Hunting
           Big Timber Outfitters
           Castle Creek Outfitters
          River Trips
           Idaho Adventures
           Kookaburra Rafting Trips
           Silver Cloud Expeditions

Arts and Culture
           Sacajawea Center
           Lemhi Country Historical Society and Museum

Area Activities
           City of Salmon
           River's Cinema

Local Schools
           Salmon School District #291
           Pioneer Elementary School
           Salmon Middle School
           Salmon High School
           Salmon Alternative High School

Regional Schools
           The University of Montana-Missoula
           College of Southern Idaho
           Idaho State University

Additional Links
           Salmon, Idaho Chamber of Commerce
           Salmon Valley Business and Innovation Center
           Salmon Arts Council
           Dining in Salmon, Idaho
           Shopping

Real Estate Links
           Main Street Realty
           Salmon Real Estate
           Hometown Realty
           Town & Country Realty

Economy/Statistics
           Lemhi County, Idaho Economy
           Spotlight on Salmon