We invite you to experience the of Lemhi County.
Lemhi County is rich in heritage and natural beauty. It is comprised of several communities such as Salmon, Leadore, North Fork, Gibbonsville, Shoup, and Lemhi Idaho. The county also consists of several ghost towns for visitors to explore. The county has been shaped through the years by the history that has ran through it such as Sacajawea, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad. Ranching and mining have also impacted our county and assisted in creating a rural atmosphere.
Furthermore, our county provides several family activities whether you are looking for the excitement of whitewater rafting or prefer a relaxing horseback ride we have it all as well as winter sports. For the fishing and hunting enthusiast we have some of the best big game hunting in the west, fantastic steelhead and salmon fishing, as well as lake, river, and stream fishing.
Our county provides many opportunities to participate in community activities and events. The culmination of all these attributes makes Lemhi County a perfect place to visit and raise your family.
Family oriented adventures abound, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, and white water rafting. Our 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 & 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.
The local communities continue to add interest and excitement for their visitors and residents. Whether it be Salmon River Days on the Fourth of July, the winter fun-run for snowmobilers, the county fair and rodeo, or Gilmore Days in August, Lemhi County always provides a down-home friendly atmosphere. For what is currently happening in Lemhi County refer to the Lemhi County Activities listed on the home page.
Agricultural roots run deep in Lemhi County with approximately 62% of the county as rural. Ranching is the biggest agricultural industry in the county. Producing hay, barley, and dairy products also provide jobs and lifestyles for many residents.