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About the FCRNR Wilderness

Over ten percent of this 2-million acre wilderness is on the Bitterroot National Forest. Access to this portion is by a Forest road which follows the Salmon River, the southern boundary of the Forest, or by the road to Elk City, which follows the Nez Perce Fork of the Bitterroot River. The Elk City route is generally not open until July 15, and there are no service stations or other commercial facilities from the West Fork Ranger Station to Elk City, Idaho --115 miles. For further information contact the West Fork Ranger District.