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The Best Camping in Stanley

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Top camping spots in and near Stanley

  • Lowman, Idaho

    Alpine Way to Stanley Lake Trail

    17.34 mi / 3491 ft gain
    Alpine Way to Stanley Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Sawtooth Lake via Iron Creek

    4.9
    10.04 mi / 1962 ft gain
    Sawtooth Lake is "must-see" for Idaho hikers or any outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Sawtooth National Forest. The five mile trek to the lake is made worthwhile by breathtaking, photogenic alpine lakes and the crisp, clean Idaho air. It's up to you whether to day hike the trail or to camp at the ...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Camp at Redfish Lake

    4.5
    There are plenty of camping spots all within walking distance of the lake or the outlet stream. There are also tons of hikes in the surrounding Sawtooth Mountain Range. The lake is known for its historic Sockeye Salmon runs. The lake is very close to Stanley Idaho and leads into the salmon river....
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Paddle on Stanley Lake

    5.0
    Stanley Lake is an Idaho alpine lake located at the base of the magnificent Sawtooth Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is about 7 miles from the historic town of Stanley, Idaho and just over an hour from popular Sun Valley, Idaho.Our photography and hiking adventure cap...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Lily Pond and Redfish Lake Creek Falls

    1.69 mi / 413 ft gain
    Lily Pond and Redfish Lake Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Saddleback Lakes

    5.0
    8.64 mi / 2129 ft gain
    The adventure starts taking a boat shuttle over between the north and south ends of Redfish Lake. The boat ride has a fee and is approximately 7 minutes each way. You can learn more on the Redfish Lake blog. Once across the lake at its southern end (Redfish Inlet Transfer Camp), hike the Redfish...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake

    5.0
    10.85 mi / 1893 ft gain
    Just south of the beautiful town of Stanley, Idaho lays one of coolest lakes in the region: Redfish Lake. Redfish is a banana shaped lake that boasts some of the most epic camping spots in all of Idaho. Using this area as home base, there's countless adventures within just a few miles. One of the...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Redfish Lake to Pettit Lake

    32.01 mi / 6503 ft gain
    Redfish Lake to Pettit Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Cramer Lakes via Redfish Inlet Trailhead

    4.0
    14.78 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Before beginning this hike, you'll want to take the ferry from the Redfish Lake Lodge to the other side of the lake, where the trailhead is. From there, you'll progress along the valley floor, following the Redfish Lake Inlet as towering Sawtooths rise up on both sides. During the first few miles...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Baron Pass to Upper Baron Lake

    21.76 mi / 3684 ft gain
    Baron Pass to Upper Baron Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lowman, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Grand Sawtooths Loop

    74.96 mi / 15925 ft gain
    Grand Sawtooths Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lowman, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Trail Creek Lakes

    4.5
    10.39 mi / 2923 ft gain
    Based in Grandjean, one of the lesser utilized access points to the Sawtooth mountains, this trailhead is one of the most accessible in the range. A short trek on a dirt road, smooth for even Prius standards, off the highway is the gateway to mountainous adventure. The hike starts at 5200' above...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Scramble Up Decker Peak

    14.4 mi / 3990 ft gain
    This can be a day trip or, if you want to take your time and relax after the climb, backpack in and camp at Hell Roaring Lake on the night before and after the climb. Begin your journey at Hell Roaring Lake Trailhead. From Stanley, drive on ID-75 south for 12 miles, turn west at Decker Flat, and ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Profile Lake

    15.42 mi / 2749 ft gain
    Profile Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Imogene Lake

    5.0
    13.41 mi / 1496 ft gain
    You will want to turn onto NF-209 off of highway 75, about 10 miles outside of Stanley, Idaho. You will then turn left onto 315, and you can either park at the lower or upper trail head for trail 097. When you park at the lower, you will be trekking 9 miles. If you choose the upper, you will be t...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Hell Roaring Creek Trail to Hell Roaring Lake

    11.16 mi / 787 ft gain
    Hell Roaring Creek Trail to Hell Roaring Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stanley, Idaho.
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