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The largest city and county seat is Salmon. The highest point is Bell Mountain at 11,612 ft above sea level, and the lowest point is the Salmon River as it exits on the county's western border with Idaho County at approximately 3,000 feet. The river cuts through the center of Lemhi County before turning west. The county's eastern border with Beaverhead County, Montana, is the continental divide.
Lemhi County has several ghost towns for visitors to explore.It has been shaped through the years by the history that has run through it such as Sacajawea, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad. Ranching and mining have also impacted our county and assisted in creating a rural atmosphere.
Family oriented adventures abound, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, and white water rafting. The county is approximately 90% federally controlled land and consists of thousands of miles of back country roads and trails. In addition, it is adjacent to the 2.3 million acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.
The Salmon River was named the "River of No Return" by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The river provides exciting whitewater adventure and scenic beauty. Furthermore, the river provides some of the best steelhead and salmon fishing in the west as well as rock climbing opportunities. Lemhi County contains hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails perfect for snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Mountain cabins are also available for winter camping.
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If you are visiting Idaho for the first time it can take years to explore this mountainous state. We recommend three areas you might find interesting:
Bear Lake County which contains Bear Lake, a large scenic lake often called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense turquoise blue water;
Lemhi County family oriented adventures, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, to white water rafting, and kayaking;
Adams County with gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and, to the west is the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America.
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