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Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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345 mi 556 km of trail 3 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 27 Trails

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (Sawtooth NRA) consists of 756,000 acres of scenic mountain country. The Sawtooth NRA has over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and 300 plus high mountain lakes that add to the spectacular scenery and vistas. Recreational pursuits include outdoor activities of camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating and canoeing, rafting, observing nature, photographing and bicycling.

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Gems in Sawtooth National Recreation Area - 1

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gem Favorite Used as a Ski-base in winter, this Yurt is great family quarters in summer.

Fishhook Yurt

(1) Sun Valley, ID

Runs in Sawtooth National Recreation Area - 3

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Favorite View of Alpine lake on our way up to Sawtooth lake
Intermediate

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Out and Back • 1,747 ft Ascent 532.57 m Ascent

(30) Challis, ID
Favorite Toxaway Lake at Sunrise.
Difficult

Alice-Toxaway Loop

19.1 mi 30.8 km • Loop • 2,985 ft Ascent 909.97 m Ascent

(24) Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Views from the shoreline of Fourth of July Lake
Intermediate

Washington Lake

14.7 mi 23.6 km • Loop • 3,055 ft Ascent 931.09 m Ascent

(2) Sun Valley, ID

Trails in Sawtooth National Recreation Area - 50

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Washington Lake Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
7.3 mi 11.8 km Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #2Alturas Lake Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Sun Valley, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Alpine Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Sun Valley, ID
18.5 mi 29.8 km #4Livingston Mill-Castle Divide
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
18.5 mi 29.8 km Sun Valley, ID
16.4 mi 26.4 km #5Alpine Way Trail
Easy
Challis, ID
Easy
16.4 mi 26.4 km Challis, ID
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Bench Lakes Trail #155
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #7Cabin Creek Trail #191
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.6 km #8Chamberlain Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Sun Valley, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km #9Boundary Creek
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Challis, ID
6.2 mi 10.0 km #10Rough Creek Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
6.2 mi 10.0 km Challis, ID
18.7 mi 30.2 km #11Big Smoky Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
18.7 mi 30.2 km Sun Valley, ID
4.1 mi 6.6 km #12Senate Meadows Loop
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Sun Valley, ID
6.4 mi 10.2 km #13Spring Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
6.4 mi 10.2 km Sun Valley, ID
6.6 mi 10.6 km #14Little Boulder Creek
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Sun Valley, ID
6.2 mi 9.9 km #15Little Casino
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
6.2 mi 9.9 km Challis, ID
6.7 mi 10.8 km #16Williams Creek
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.8 km Sun Valley, ID
9.6 mi 15.4 km #17Sunny Gulch
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
9.6 mi 15.4 km Challis, ID
14.0 mi 22.6 km #18Martin-Big Casino Trail
Very Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Very Difficult
14.0 mi 22.6 km Sun Valley, ID
11.4 mi 18.4 km #19Germania Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
11.4 mi 18.4 km Sun Valley, ID
3.2 mi 5.1 km #20Redfish Ridge Trail #400
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Sun Valley, ID

Photos of Sawtooth National Recreation Area - 47

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Chamberlain Lake rainbow.
Mar 30, 2016 near Sun Valley, ID
4th of July Lake
Jul 22, 2018 near Sun Valley, ID
Castle Peak, White Clouds Wilderness
Mar 30, 2016 near Sun Valley, ID
Chamberlain Lake, Castle Peak at night.
Mar 30, 2016 near Sun Valley, ID
Chamberlain Creek Waterfall!
Apr 7, 2015 near Sun Valley, ID
Used as a Ski-base in winter, this Yurt is great family quarters in summer.
Apr 4, 2020 near Sun Valley, ID
The downhill on the Eastfork of the Salmon River.
Apr 13, 2015 near Sun Valley, ID
Silver Fox From parking lot
Oct 3, 2018 near Challis, ID

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