ⓘ North Fork, Idaho


ⓘ North Fork, Idaho

North Fork is an unincorporated community in Lemhi County, Idaho.

Its name comes from the confluence of the South-flowing North fork salmon river from the North-flowing main salmon river, which makes almost a right angle turn here to flow westward across the state to Riggins. Us 93 serves the community, connecting it with salmon on the South and lost trail pass to the North.

Ancient families in the community include Cummings, Prestwich, Randolph, Hughes, Smith and Maxwell. Community the North fork is built around" shop the North Fork”, which is also a post office and a small shop. There are two hotels and the station of the US Forest service.

On the territory of communitarian zone there is a non-denominational Christian Church.5 km South-East of the North fork and a small private Catholic chapel about 5 miles North just off highway US 93 North.

Notable creeks with trails and stunning vistas include: trail, gorge, fourth of July, hull Creek, Hughes Creek, lick Creek, ditch Creek, burns gorge, Indian Creek, and Ulysses lookout.

Lewis and Clark traveled to these places and met with the local Indian man, Toby, who got the expedition lost crossing into Montana. Historians believe that they found Toby and enlisted his help as a guide at the confluence of the North fork and salmon, or in the mouth of what is now known as hull Creek,” named in honor of settler John hull. The monument once stood, to commemorate this meeting. This led to the name of the Idaho / Montana mountain pass, the "lost trail." Also named is the "lost trail powder Mountain" ski resort.

The altitude of the North fork 3620 feet 1103 m above sea level.