Summer Activities


Stanley, Idaho is a hub of outdoor recreational opportunity. The town offers close access to countless activities that are fun for the whole family! Check out the options below by clicking the links or calling the phone numbers listed.

CAMPING Check out these great Sawtooth Camping options. Reservations are available for some, just follow the links.

HIKING Check out these great Sawtooth Trails. Many are accessible by activities other than hiking, such as biking, ATVing, and horseback riding.

BIKING There are a wide variety of fantastic mountain bike trails in the Stanley area. Bikes can be rented from:

Stanley Area:

Riverwear – Junction of Hwy 21 & Hwy 75 – (208)774-3592

Lower Stanley Area:

Sawtooth Adventure Company – 67 Idaho 75, Lower Stanley, Idaho 83278 – (208)774-4644, Toll Free – 866-774-4644

Redfish Lake Area:

Redfish Lake Lodge Adventure Hut – 7 Miles South of Stanley on Hwy 75 – (208)774-3536

RAFTING Stanley, Idaho is at the center of some of the greatest river rafting territory in World. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is 110 Miles long and listed as one of the Nations’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. There are several companies which specialize in guiding these trips.

They are listed below:

Idaho River Journeys – – 888-997-8399

Middle Fork Rapid Transit – – 888-433-5628

Middle Fork River Expeditions – – 800-801-5146

The Main Fork of the Salmon River has its headwaters just South of the Stanley area. The river offers a variety of floating and whitewater options for people of all skill and interest levels. Several companies offer options for guided trips, as well as rental equipment for more experienced and adventurous individuals who want to ride the river on their own. Here is a list of several companies:

DAY FLOATS:

The River Company – – 800-398-0346

Sawtooth Adventure Company – – (208)774-4644, Toll Free – 866-774-4644

White Cloud Rafting Adventures – – 800-571-7238

White Otter Outdoor Adventures – – 877-788-5005

WHITEWATER TRIPS:

The River Company – – 800-398-0346

Sawtooth Adventure Company – – (208)774-4644, Toll Free – 866-774-4644

White Cloud Rafting Adventures – – 800-571-7238

White Otter Outdoor Adventures – – 877-788-5005

Idaho River Journeys – – 888-997-8399

Middle Fork Rapid Transit – – 888-433-5628

Middle Fork River Expeditions – -800-801-5146

FISHING World Class Fish lies within and around the Stanley, Idaho area. Different seasons bring a wide variety of special fishing opportunities. The area sees a Steelhead season in early spring, followed by fantastic trout and other recreational fishing for throughout many other months. Fishing can be done in the many area lakes or, most popularly, in the beautiful Salmon River, which flows through the heart of the area. For Fishing Advice, Gear, or Guided Trips contact:

McCoy’s Tackle & Gift Shop – 710 Ace of Diamonds St, Stanley, ID 83278 – (208)774-3377

Sawtooth Fishing Guides – – (208)774-8768

Silver Creek Outfitters – Ketchum, Idaho (2 Locations) – (800)732-5687

CLIMBING There are a load of climbing options in the Stanley, Idaho area. The Elephant’s Perch, one of Idaho’s most famous climbing walls, as well as several other features and peaks such as the Finger of Fate (near Hell Roaring Lake) and Mount Heyburn (near Redfish Lake), call to climbers from across the state and the world. There are also smaller climbing options and bouldering spots in several areas within the Sawtooths.

For Climbing Advice and Guided Trips contact:

Sawtooth Mountain Guides – Nip and Tuck Rd, Lower Stanley, ID 83278 – (208)774-3324

HORSEBACK RIDING Horseback Rides are a fun adventure for the whole family. Whether its your first time on a horse or your one hundredth, there are no shortage of beautiful trails and riding options.

For Horseback Riding Advice and Guided Trips contact:

Redfish Area:

Redfish Corrals – Redfish Lake Access Road 7 Miles South of Stanley on Hwy 75 – (208)774-3311

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch:

Pioneer Outfitters – South of Stanley on Hwy 75 at Milepost 180 – Office (208)774-3737, Corrals (208)774-4747