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Sawtooth Wilderness Area

Ketchum, ID
+1 208-727-5000
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This was great. Be sure and stop just outside Ketchum at the SNRA visitors center. The Ranger was... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Ed B
Decatur, Illinois
via mobile
Incredibly beautiful

The Sawtooth Wilderness Area is an area worth coming back to over and over again. Drive over... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Bruce W
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Ketchum, ID
+1 208-727-5000
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was great. Be sure and stop just outside Ketchum at the SNRA visitors center. The Ranger was so helpful. They have a CD you can listen to as you drive to Stanley. It gives you info as you go by mile markers. Wonderful self...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Sawtooth Wilderness Area is an area worth coming back to over and over again. Drive over Galeena Summit and see the headwaters of the Snake river. Then enjoy the beauty of the Sawtooth mountains.

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We camped for 3 nights at Easley campground. The host was friendly and knowledgeable. The pit toilets were clean and well stocked. The 10 sites had a assortment of tents and RV campers but everyone was friendly and polite. So were the dogs. It was...More

Thank Cedar P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

There's so much to do that you won't get bored ever! The live music is really nice and so is the marina tour.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 18 July 2016

You will not believe the view when you drive into the Sawtooth area--it is very special-stop take photos

Thank Hal C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Sawtooth NRA is yet another awesome place our country is blessed to have. What you see is what you get, with great views of rapids, canyons, mountaintops, alpine lakes and a bevy of hiking opportunities, fishing, rafting, etc.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

One stormy Spring afternoon in Stanley, Idaho the gloominess gave way to colors of teal in the clouds and water. A MRC B+W polariser was used to control the contrast on the water and sky. After waiting for the perfect light, the trees began to...More

Thank Louis R
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Words cannot express the beauty of this area. Every step you take is a "Kodak" moment! We did several hikes here including Adam's Gulch and Proctor Loop. Adam's Gulch was a little difficult to find, but well worth it. The hike is easy to moderate...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The most rugged mountain range to view and hike. But the most incredible way to see the mountains is upclose with a backwoods pilot.... words fail to describe the rugged majesty of the Sawtooth's, which are appropriately named. The hidden ice covered mountain lakes, even...More

1  Thank Genjackson57
Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you make it to Sun Valley you have to make it to Stanley, it will not disappoint, From Alturas to Redfish and all the knickers and n between. Don't forget to visit Smiley Crek lodge to have their famous milkshakes or The Bakery in...More

1  Thank Meryla102
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Hello, I will be in the Sawtooth Mountains for a 6 day solo hiking trip. Planning on camping out at Stanley and Alice lakes while I am there. Can anyone tell me the condition of these trails? Are they well marked and maintained? Also is there any area in the wilderness where I might have a better chance of hearing some wolves? Thank you.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Genjackson57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have knowledge to share about your questions, check with the Forest Ranger for that information.
Should we stay in Sun Valley or Ketchum? We love to hike and enjoy evenings out. How many days? We have 2 weeks to travel from Sun valley area to Sandy point.
3 July 2016|
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Response from Genjackson57 | Reviewed this property |
Sun Valley and Ketchum are adjacent to each other...where one ends the other begins. If you are staying in Sun Valley at the Sun Valley Lodge you will probably be going often to Ketchum Resturants at night. The hiking is... More
Such a Jewel
We will be traveling in a 40' RV with a tow vehicle. Can anyone recommend a place to camp and are the roads passable with this large unit? Also how warm is the weather in early July? Thank you!
23 May 2015|
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Response from ballhawg | Reviewed this property |
The weather in July in the Sawtooth Area could range from the 40's to the 80's depending on which section of the Sawtooth you are in and the time of day. The Sawtooth Scenic Byway and the Salmon River Scenic Byway will not... More