Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint to take in the rugged Hells Canyon area

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Head down to the shore in a few weeks for the annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races.

Racing teams from the U.S. and the world return to Riggins every spring for the annual races, which this year is set for April 21-22.

Boats race along the Salmon River north of Riggins both days —Saturday and Sunday — between Island Bar and Lightning Creek. Prior to racing on Friday, spectators can view the boats doing river test runs, and then later at the Show and Shine Boat Display at Salmon Rapids Lodge. Also that day, events and activities are held throughout town.

Pullouts and parking areas are available along U.S. Highway 95 for easy viewing, including at the Time Zone Bridge just north of Riggins that provides spectacular rapids action.

Tip: Plan to get your spot early on race days as parking along U.S. 95 is limited, and thousands of spectators attend each year.

The race is sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association with the support of Salmon River EMS and the City of Riggins.

For information, call the Riggins Chamber of Com-merce at 208-628-3778. Online at WWW.RIGGINSIDAHO.COM or follow it on Facebook at HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SALMONRIVERJETBOATRACES

Ready to travel? Check out The Tire Guy for your ve-hicle needs, as well as for roadside tire assistance. We’re here to help get you places: 208-816-8040 (ask for Rick) or 208-962-3241 (shop), 502 Main Street in Cottonwood.

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