The Salmon River is located in Idaho in the northwestern United States. The Salmon is also known as The River of No Return. It flows for 425 miles (684 km) through central Idaho, draining 14,000 square miles (36,260 km2) and dropping more than 7,000 feet (2,134 m) between its headwaters, near Galena Summit above theSawtooth Valley in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and its confluence with theSnake River. Its discharge is 11,060 cubic feet (313 m3) per second. It is the largest tributary of the Snake River, ahead of the Clearwater River. Cities located along the Salmon River include Stanley, Clayton, Challis, Salmon,Riggins, and White Bird. Redfish Lake and Little Redfish Lake near Stanley flow into the river via Redfish Lake Creek.