Snake River

Snake River

Snake River below the Grand Tetons of Wyoming (Public Domain image)

The Snake River has long been a symbol of the wild northwest. It is the largest tributary of the Columbia River and was first documented during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. According to legend, the Snake River got its name when White settlers misinterpreted a Shoshone hand gesture to mean "snake." The hand gesture was said to mean a "river with many fish."



Apx. 1,450 miles


Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado


Gulf of California