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Clearwater National Forest 'Fall on the River' © Julie Gribble
Beautiful fall colors reflected in the Northfork of the Clearwater.
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Idaho
Northern Region
Clearwater National Forest
CLEARWATER NATIONAL FOREST
CLEARWATER NATIONAL FOREST
12370 Highway 12
Orofino, Idaho   83544

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Clearwater National Forest
'Fall on the River'
© Copyright Julie Gribble

Beautiful fall colors reflected in the Northfork of the Clearwater.

Clearwater National Forest
'Bungalo'
© Copyright Julie Gribble

The Bungalo on the Northfork of the Clearwater. This is the site where the Bungalo Ranger Station used to be.

Clearwater National Forest
'Northfork Clearwater'
© Copyright Julie Gribble

Trees are starting to turn colors along the river. Great time for fall fishing.

Clearwater National Forest

Clearwater National Forest
'Moose'
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Cow Moose near Cold Springs on the Northfork of Clearwater.

Part of Idaho's Big Wild, the Clearwater National Forest covers 1.8 million acres from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to the river canyons and the rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie in the west.

The North Fork of the Clearwater and the Lochsa rivers provide miles of tumbling white water interspersed with quiet pools for migratory and resident fish. The mountains provide habitat for elk, moose, whitetail and mule deer, black bear, gray wolf, cougar, mountain goats, and many smaller mammals.

The ridges between the deep canyons have provided travel corridors across the mountains for centuries. These routes were used by the Nez Perce Indians and, in 1805-1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Today the main travel route is U.S. Highway 12 following the dramatic canyon of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributary the Lochsa River.

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From Orofino, State highways 8 and 11 will lead you to the north part of the forest. State highway 12 is a 200 mile long route to Missoula which accesses the southern part of the forest.

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Clearwater National Forest
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