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Sawtooth Wilderness Area

Ketchum, ID
+1 208-727-5000
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Amazingly beautiful and rugged

Had a great time camping, exploring, and hiking around the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Park City, Utah
Awe-inspiring Nature

I did a 4d/3n solo backpack trip over 4th of July week. Went to Alice Lake. Snow at 8,200'. Camping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
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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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Ketchum, ID
+1 208-727-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time camping, exploring, and hiking around the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Wilderness Area. It's easy to find peace and solitude.

Thank eel217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a 4d/3n solo backpack trip over 4th of July week. Went to Alice Lake. Snow at 8,200'. Camping was hard to find dry spot. Alice Lake still frozen. Trail has stunning views. ~6mi one way with ~1,600' ele gain. Route finding required in...More

1  Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

very beautiful region, just driving through it on the three scenic roads is already enough to enjoy it

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Idaho, I would highly recommend driving up to Stanley to see the Sawtooth Mountains. Truly amazing. Who knew Idaho was so beautiful?!! Not just a potato state...lol. Was here 15 years ago and loved returning here for another visit

Thank Traci H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Idaho has exquisite wildnerness if nothing else. I highly recommend a drive through if you love nature. But i wouldn't want to live there it is really lacking in culture

3  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to take walks. Lots of wildlife, flowers, and streams. Not too many people unless it is a holiday.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the drive from Ketchum on the scenic by-way to Stanley and beyond. Truly one of the most unique mountain ranges in the U.S. I really liked the Galena Summit viewpoint which has one of those signs pointing out the visible peaks. The views are...More

1  Thank Mccaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a big snow year, so rivers were very high and trails had a lot of snow and water. But great hiking and lakes.

Thank climb14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hikes are mostly North of Ketchum. We visited in June after a heavy snow year and many trails were blocked by snowfields and high water. If you don't know the trails, finding the trail on the far stage of the snowfield is very difficult....More

Thank Barbara n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to the Camas National Wildlife Refuge we drove back to Boise via the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Even though it was mid/late May (2017) there was visible snow not only on the mountain tops but also along the roadside. It was a...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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23 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.
2 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
22 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