Travelers are voting Middle Fork Salmon River as the best river near Stanley. There are 1 river near Stanley a city just 42 km from Stanley and 1 river near Challis which is 59 km distant. The most popular of these are Middle Fork Salmon River near Stanley and Pahsimeroi River in Challis. You can find 29 rivers in Idaho and 3914 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Idaho is Saint Maries River and Cuyahoga River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Stanley.