Panther Creek is a fun little road side creek that flows into the Main Salmon River. You can scout most of the river as you drive up the canyon. It's generally Class IV but the upper reaches have some more difficult sections that are Class V at higher flows. Wood is a common danger on this creek.

Trip Highlights

Mile 0: Put-in at or near Trapper Flat. The first 8 miles are fairly continuous, dropping over 100 feet per mile.

Continuous whitewater on the upper reaches of Panther Creek

Continuous whitewater on the upper reaches of Panther Creek

Mile 8: Birch Creek comes in from the left side. There is good river access here to put-in or take-out. The next few miles are fairly easy.

Mile 9.4: Beaver Creek comes in from the right.

Mile 11.4: Clear Creek enters from the left. Put-in near Clear Creek to run the lower 4 miles of fun Class III.

Mile 12.6: Boof Rock (III+) is a fun rapid with a great boof right next to the road. Below here the creek is quite fun all the way down to the confluence with the Salmon River.

Mile 15.2: Take-out at (or just above) the confluence with the Salmon River.

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