Salmon River Gorge 1963 Naming Expedition Final Falls

 Final Falls is the last of six major waterfalls in the Salmon River Gorge. Final Falls drops 45 feet into a narrow box canyon. The members of the 1963 expedition managed to reach river level for this photo, taken from a ledge that I was unable to reach in our 1983 expedition to the lower group of falls.

Final Falls is located just downstream from Frustration Falls, and is most often viewed from precarious cliffs that rise several hundred feet above the falls. A smaller, unnamed falls visible in this photo is referred to as "Upper Final Falls" in these pages.

 These photos are courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, and may not be reproduced or used without photo credit