10 Amazing Adventures in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains

Escape into the mountains for a little while.

The Sawtooth Mountains are one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the country yet they somehow seem to fly under the radar of most adventurers. You'll share some of the most popular spots with others, but it's not tough to find yourself resting at the edge of a beautiful alpine lake with nobody else in sight. If part of the reason you get outside is to find some peace and quiet, Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains belong at the top of your list. Check some of our favorite adventures in the area and start planning your trip!

1. Backpack to Sawtooth Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

2. Hike to Goat Lake


Photo: Madison Sankovitz

3. Hike to Marshall Ridge


Photo: Madison Sankovitz

4. Hike Fishhook Creek


Photo: Ross Miller

5. Camp at Redfish Lake


Photo: Matt O’Connor

6. Paddle on Stanley Lake


Photo: George Manlove

7. Backpack to Cramer Lakes


Photo: Amanda Soloman

8. Backpack to Alice Lake


Photo: Dusty Klein

9. Backpack to Prairie and Miner Lakes


Photo: Garren Moore

10. Camp at the Coyote Yurts


Photo: Dusty Klein

Discover more adventures across the state at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Amanda Soloman

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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