Sawtooth National Recreation Area

This Is Why You Need to Visit the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

If you dream of immersing yourself in nature, you have come to the right place. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is paradise for any adventure enthusiast. With mile after mile of trails and stunning scenery, nothing compares to Central Idaho. Discover even more excursions when you get a copy of our complimentary Adventure Guide!

About the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is made up of 756,000 acres of stunning, mountainous land. Here, you will find more than 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks that reach up more than 10,000 feet, and more than 300 sparkling alpine lakes.

5 of the Best Things to Do in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area


With more than 700 miles of trails to explore, you could spend day after day hiking or backpacking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. If you’re staying at Triangle C Cabins, the closest hikes will be in the Sawtooth Mountains. Consider letting Sawtooth Mountain Guides show you around. Because they know the ins and outs of the area, their hikes always take you on the best routes possible. Choose from day trips to multi-day backpacking.

Mountain Biking

We make mountain biking easy for you! Rent a mountain bike or fat tire bike through our sister property, Redfish Lake Lodge, for convenience and ease. Then, get to exploring the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Bikes are not permitted in the designated wilderness areas, but there are some great spots for you to ride around. If you’d like a guide, we can set that up, too.


Idaho has a history of volcanic and tectonic activity, so it has great rock formations. Climbers travel to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area from all over the world to experience the climbing opportunitiesWilliams Peak is one of the most accessible climbs in the area. Just 5.5 miles southwest of Stanley, you can choose from challenging scrambling or a classic alpine climb.

Horseback Riding

If you’d like to sit back and relax as you witness the beauty of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, consider doing it on horseback. With our Day in the Saddle Package, you will get a horse and a guide to take you around the area. This way, you get to travel across the terrain and take it all in. The guides at Redfish Corrals and Mystic Saddles are experts and always show you the best spots!

Winter Sports

As fall comes to a close, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area becomes a winter wonderland! Snow falls heavily to cover everything in white. This makes it the perfect place for winter sports. If you’re looking for a great workout, consider backcountry skiing. This way of skiing lets you carve out your own path, and Sawtooth Mountain Guides is available to help and keep you safe. Or, you can opt for something totally different and experience the snow on a snowmobile!

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a cabin bedroom at Triangle C Cabins

Come experience the Sawtooth National Recreation Area for yourself when you stay with us at Triangle C Cabins. Our cozy cabins are the perfect home base for any Central Idaho excursions! Browse our lodging options to start planning your stay. Whether you’re coming with your sweetheart, family, or friends, we have a cabin for you!