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Sawtooth Wilderness Area

Ketchum, ID
+1 208-727-5000
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Beautiful Vistas

We drove through the wilderness area and it is beautiful. Some of the driving is "interesting" for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York
Magnificent Beauty

We travelled through the Sawtooth mountains en-route from Sun Valley to Mackay and back. Even... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
John E
Warsaw, Indiana
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through the wilderness area and it is beautiful. Some of the driving is "interesting" for the driver. An enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Lin430
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We travelled through the Sawtooth mountains en-route from Sun Valley to Mackay and back. Even stopped near the top for a country music jig - it's awe inspiring up there.

Thank John E
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were there at the beginning of October. Cold but beautiful. When we started hiking in the morning I realized just how remote we were with no cell phone service. Came home and ordered an emergency whistle.. Just to be prepared for the next time.

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This area is every bit as beautiful as Canada's Banff NP or Glacier NP . Trails were well maintained, with lots of foot traffic. We accessed the Sawtooth Wilderness at Stanley.

1  Thank gmores
Reviewed 16 October 2017

first time going to the Sawtooth mountains and it was worth the drive north from Ketchum. Went to Alturas lake and sat by the lake and there was not a sound a great afternoon with an incredible view.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Love the Sawtooth Wilderness. First snow fall of the winter with the aspen turning color makes for a beautiful view. Highly recommended any time of year.

1  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We hiked several day trails to lakes. The smoke detracted from the experience, but all the lakes were lovely.

Thank Lysippos
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This area offers lots of hiking trails and camping opportunities. Great area for the outdoors enthusiast. .

Thank hikes
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Bikng and hiking galore. Can't say enough wonderful things about it....you'll just have to come and see it for yourself.

1  Thank cookiejorge .
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We actually flew into Jackson Hole and drove from there to Sun Valley/Ketchum to start our exploration of Idaho and the Scenic Byways so highly recommended. Driving into this beautiful area with scenic vistas, beautiful mountains and greenery was truly breathtaking. We loved all of...More

2  Thank PETUNIA1985
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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