Travel & Lodging
The location of the race is within driving distance from several location in the inter-mountain west. The drive distances (miles) to Salmon ID, Leadore ID, and Dillon MT from selected locations are shown below:
From Idaho Falls, ID to Salmon = 161, to Leadore = 115, to Dillon = 142
From Pocatello, ID to Salmon = 210, to Leadore = 164, to Dillon = 191
From Boise, ID to Salmon = 250, to Leadore = 303, to Dillon = 420
From Salt Lake City, UT to Salmon = 373, to Leadore = 327, to Dillon = 354
From Missoula, MT to Salmon = 139, to Leadore = 186, to Dillon = 173
From Butte, MT to Salmon = 148, to Leadore = 131, to Dillon = 66
From Bozman, MT to Salmon = 231, to Leadore = 182, to Dillon = 116
From Helena, MT to Salmon = 212, to Leadore = 196, to Dillon = 132
2018 Lodging and Campground UPDATE: Most hotel rooms are taken. However there are still many camping/RV options:
–Century 2 Campground: 208-756-2063. The cost for a tent site (2 people) is $20/night.
–Finish Line: No need to set reserve site. There are many tent sites that will be marked at the finish line for people to camp. There will be porta potties available. There is not running water or electrical hookups. No individual open fire pits are allowed, there is one central fire pit that can be used. Runners are responsible to get themselves to the start lines or start line shuttles (Stage Coach Inn parking lot).
–Startlines: Runners are allowed to “Dirt Bag” camp at the starting lines (no open fires in pits). This is a great option for those who have someone that can drive their vehicle to Salmon or the finish line and want some extra sleep.
–BLM Campgrounds: There are two small campgrounds just down from both start lines. Agency Creek Campground (4 miles from 55K start on ID side), Smokey Cubs Campground (6 miles from 100K start line on ID side). We do not know about reservation protocols or availability.
Book your hotel rooms ASAP! As the summer approaches, hotels tend to fill up because Salmon is a very popular white water rafting destination.
The following Salmon area hotels, RV parks, and campgrounds are major sponsors of this years event. Please consider supporting these businesses for your lodging. If online reservation system says the hotel you choose is full, we recommend calling the hotel directly. The shuttle pickup locations (Stagecoach Inn) has a gravel parking area on the west side that anyone staying elsewhere can park on race day. This will allow you to stay at other hotels and park your vehicle for the day.
Bear Country Inn (1-888-275-3580).
Buddy’s RV Park (208-756-3630).
Salmon Meadows Campground (208-756-2640).
Century 2 Campground and RV Park (208-756-2063).
Fort Lemhi RV Park (208-303-7486).
Sacajawea Inn (best to call for reservations, 208-756-2294; on-line reservation system may not be accurate during the busy summer months).
Stage Coach Inn (best to call for reservations, 208-756-2919; on-line reservation system may not be accurate during the busy summer months).
Super 8 (208-756-8880).
Riverfront Inn and Suites (208-756-4281).
Leadore Inn (208-768-2030) 10 Miles from the 100K start.
Agency Creek Campground (4 miles from 55K start on ID side)
Smokey Cubs Campground (6 miles from 100K start line on ID side)