Snake, Idaho, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Snake At Milner Total Flow|
|dream-153||1000 - 27000 cfs||III-IV||47h57m||4000 cfs (running)|
The Murtaugh Canyon, a classic run on the Snake River featuring Pair-A-Dice, Let's Make a Deal and Idaho Connection. This is a big desert river with ledge drops, big waves and holes. Idaho Connection features some of the best surfing anywhere.
The river gets very rocky, and steep below 5,500, but kayakers can run it lower down to around 1,200. It has been survived above 30,000 but you have to run Paradise. The character of the river and lines through the rapids change dramatically with flows. In fact, Murtaugh is often described as three rivers in one, because of its three inner canyons that are either exposed or inundated as flows change.