...Trails and Hot Springs

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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, including the .

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 – developed, along the Backcountry Byway off Highway 28. Follow Highway 28 south for approximately 17 miles, turn right onto 17 Mile Lane/Haynes Creek Road, at the Y follow the road to the right approximately 2 miles.  Turn right onto the Warm Springs Wood Road and follow the road until you reach the hot springs.  

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.

Trails and 
Hot Springs
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