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Sawtooth Wilderness Area

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Address: Ketchum, ID
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The 217,000 acres within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area include some...

The 217,000 acres within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area include some 300 lakes, 40 wilderness trails and a forest of fir, spruce and pine.

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God's country!!

I have no words to describe the Stanley Basin- in EVERY season of the year. I have water skied and hiked and camped and snowshoed and ENJOYED the lakes and trails for over 60... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hailey, Idaho
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Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have no words to describe the Stanley Basin- in EVERY season of the year. I have water skied and hiked and camped and snowshoed and ENJOYED the lakes and trails for over 60 years. When the lakes freeze over and you snowshoe in- breathtaking!!

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The O.C., California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to do, so little time. All four seasons. Hike, bike, kyak, snowshoe, snow machine, EXPLORE. JUST GET OUT AND DO IT! The experiencing of the outdoors will renew you batteries and may make it so you may never want to leave. If the review was helpful, tap the Thumbs Up icon below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful views, biking trails, walking trails and wildflowers. Great place to get away, breath fresh air and spend quality time with your kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Awesome wide open spaces not far from town. We visited Frenchman's Bend Hot Springs...it was amazing. Can't wait to explore more of the Sawtooth,

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have hiked and ran over 2200 miles of trails in the Sawtooths over the past 30 years (that means I have done many trails more than a few times, and untold miles of off-trail adventures). I am an Idaho native, and I do travel frequently, but I keep going back here all the time. They are 'My" mountains. I... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I picked Idaho, more specifically the Sawtooth National Forest, as our Labor Day weekend destination and I’m glad we did. The area is beautiful and well maintained and there are a number of trails…we selected one that took us to the Bench lakes near Redfish lake…it was a nice steady upward climb to several vista views of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took a drive through the Wilderness Area on our way to Redfish Lake. Such breathtaking landscapes to behold ! Like nothing we've ever seen and can't wait to go back again someday.

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Thank SDBarber
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Loved visiting the Sawtooths! We stayed in Hailey, which is about a 30-40 min drive south of the Sawtooth mountain range. We didn't quite drive all the way up to Stanley because we kept stopping to get out and explore. We tried the Norton Lake hike and got about 1/2 mile up before we had to turn back because of... More 

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Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I am very fortunate to live in such close proximity to the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Since childhood, I've spent a great deal of time in these mountains and have never taken them for granted. It is in this range I find adventure, beauty, solace and comfort. While visiting Ketchum, please make the effort to journey 40 minutes north of town... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Miles and miles of beauty. This is a magnificent area. (I would say awesome. But it's such a useless, over-used word, isn't it?) See all the photos here? They don't come close to the reality. And, even then - right in the middle of it all - it's hard to believe.

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