If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes

Weather forecast for Stanley, ID (near put-in)
Weather forecast for Salmon, ID (near take-out)

Elevation at Stanley, ID: 6300 ft
Elevation at Salmon, ID: 4000 ft

Even if clouds turn grey, the trip will still be incredible

Even if clouds turn grey, the trip will still be incredible

The weather in Idaho is often dramatic and unpredictable. You can expect to experience a range from cold and wet to hot and dry conditions. Your comfort and enjoyment on your trip is dependent on your complete preparation for Idaho's diverse conditions. This can be easy if you pay attention to the information provided and to your own tolerance to the sun and to cold.

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Avg temp DAY
65
77
77
64
Avg temp NIGHT
43
62
61
51
Avg Rainfall
2.2'
1.8'
1.5'
1.1'
Sunny Summer's day on the Middle Fork

Sunny summer's day on the Middle Fork

JUNE trips on the Middle Fork are likely to be cool (days 50-65 degrees, nights 40-50 degrees), with a good chance of rainstorms. The water will be high and cold, around 45-50 degrees, and you can plan on being splashed alot.

Late JUNE to AUGUST trips are warmer (days 70-95 degrees, nights 60-80 degrees), with afternoon thunderstorms always common. The water usually warms up by the end of July to the high 50's to low 60's.

SEPTEMBER trips generally have mild days (60-80 degrees) and cool nights (40-55 degrees). Storms are always possible.

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