Rapid Rating


River Mileage

Large holes lurk in the center towards the bottom of this rapid. Enter the rapid right of center and then work right. These holes can get big enough to turn rafts over. If you want to scout the rapid, it can be done from the right bank.

Historian, politician and publisher Robert Bailey, made his first of many trips down the Salmon in 1903. In a newspaper article published in 1904, Bailey referred to the Salmon as “a river of no return” (wooden scows could only go in one direction) and later claimed to be the first to use that now familiar phrase.