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Sawtooth National Forest

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Great camping

We have gone to the Sawtooth National Forest for vacations of camping and trail riding for 20... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy M
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Amazing to see this mountain range appear right out of the surrounding flatland

I was going to my grandson's mountain bike race southeast of Twin Falls. The ecosytem in this area... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Misty D
Placerville, California
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Encompassing more than 21 million acres of scenic and dramatic landscape inside the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, this forestland offers a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
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370 American Ave, Twin Falls, ID 83338-6162
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone to the Sawtooth National Forest for vacations of camping and trail riding for 20+ years.. Wonderful to have such a beautiful place to go to without having to drive far.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I was going to my grandson's mountain bike race southeast of Twin Falls. The ecosytem in this area is astoundingly different than anything around it. It was late August but cooler than the surrounding area. Pines and evergreens are abundant. I just missed seeing a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Three of us from out of state spent a day in the national forest unit that lies southeast of Twin Falls and is accessed via Rock Creek Road. We had a particular quest--to see the Cassia Crossbill, a species recently separated out from the Red...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Judith D
Reviewed 24 June 2018

For those seeking outdoor adventure in an un-populated area, go to the Sawtooths! We spent one week at Redfish Lake in the Sawtooths, and absolutely LOVED it! We were in an RV, so we stayed in the campgrounds (exceptionally clean, quiet, and very close to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank aowenssc
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The mountains, lakes and trails are spectacular. The campgrounds were closed but the picnics areas were open, If the campgrounds are as nice as the picnic areas it would be a really nice place to go camping. This is a must see! You will LOVE...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank tlafleur
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It is definitely worth a visit. For day hikes or even a week in the sawtooth wilderness it is so beautiful. The trails are very dusty when it hasn't rained for a long time but if you want you can hike up many peaks in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank IceI3reaker
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most beautiful places we visited. Very nice camp ground also. We really enjoyed out drive through the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank DennisaR1
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Travelled the road from Ketchum through the Forest and stopped at the Galena Overlook too ooh and aww at the pristine scenery- continued on to Redfish Lake- visited the Nature center and hiked around the lake- such beautiful views -I noticed an area where people...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 217cindyj
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Holy Nature! This is as much Montana as Montana is, only this is Idaho, meaning far fewer people! If you love nature, the mountains, privacy, insane views at every turn, natural wonders, getting away from it all, camping, lodges, raging rivers, stocked streams, fishing, high...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank cordesca
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very beautiful drive going to the town of Stanley. Number of great views along the way. The road is in very good condition. No problem in driving the winding part either. If you go about mile past Stanley on route 75, there is a great...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank dennisk139
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