The pristene beauty of the Sawtooth Mountains is amazing. We loved hiking an biking there. I only wish we had had more time.
Stop at a visitor center, we stopped in Stanley. Here you will get very good info on things to see and do and places to stay. Do not wait if you want to stay in Stanley in the summer, it books up. There were some hikes that were recommended to us but smoke was becomming a problem from the nearby... More
Lots of multi-day backpacking trails. Gets a little crowded mid-summer, but outstanding after Labor Day.
Check it out, just outside Stanley, Idaho. On the end of the dock, you will find a team of ready to go guys who will boat you up the lake to a drop off point that is PERFECT for campers seeking an out-of-the-way experience! Choose from a good number of spots right around the lake, or if you seek solitude,... More
Pristine, solitude, perfect place to just be closer to heaven on earth. Great food and lodging available. Excellent campgrounds for those who like to really get out and be one with nature. This is the piece of Idaho I miss the most.
To get there, you must rive through some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Once there, the mountains and the valley are unbelievable. You are up about 8400 feet and the air is crisp, clean and clear. The main valley, below Galena Summit, must be at least 40 miles long and you can see all of it. This area... More
Breath-taking views of the Sawtooth area. Very good information at the educational stops and signs. Worth taking the time to absorb. A few small stores along the way. Nice breaks.
Beautiful wilderness, well groomed roads, hot springs and all sorts of neat hidden finds... you'll love camping, fishing, and hiking out here!
Even with not much snow, this is an excellent place for winter recreation. Lots of dog friendly ski trails, which we really appreciate (as do our mutts!). It seems as though access to all winter trails is pretty easy, and there are countless areas open to dogs, unlike Central Oregon where we live. For us, this is a great place... More
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