Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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272 mi 437 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 13 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.

Food & Drink

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Mountain Village Restaurant & Saloon Cod fish & chips are excellent here
Stanley Baking Company Sundays = breakfast all day. Enjoy!
Trail Creek Cabin Dine where Hemingway and the Hollywood elite did!
Sun Valley Club & Golf Course Home of the Trail Creek & White Clouds Courses, great spot for lunch or a cocktail on the patio. Enjoy the views!
Bald Mountain Pizza & Pasta A family friendly restaurant featuring hand-tossed pizza, pasta bowls and salads. Very casual and fun fare for kids. A full take-out menu for parties and picnics is available.
Grumpy's Here's a tip...the burgers are the bomb-diggity!
Lefty's Bar & Grill The fries are awesome
231 6th St E, Ketchum ID — (208) 726-2744
Ketchum Grill i love this place
520 East Ave N, Ketchum ID — (208) 726-4660
La Cabanita Loooovvvveeeed it!! Seriously excellent food. And we are a bit of Mexican food enthusiasts!
160 W 5th St, Ketchum ID — (208) 725-5001
Rickshaw No reservations so it a gamble. They fo have soy free and gluten free menus
Perry's Restaurant Waffle fries r delightful.
Despo's The Chimichanga is amazing, and also the Taco's.
211 4th St E, Ketchum ID — (208) 726-3068
Bigwood Bread Cafe when they first opened the kitchen was too small - slow service. now they've expanded the kitchen and seating and it's much faster!
380 N East Ave, Ketchum ID — (208) 928-7868
Johnny G's Sub Shack Best subs in town
Town Square Tavern Tunis Chicken and Crispy Onions
360 N East Ave, Ketchum ID — (208) 726-6969
Enoteca get a table in the window, order a glass of Prosecco and enjoy!
300 N Main St, Ketchum ID — (208) 928-6280
Velocio Chai Latte
601 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum ID — (208) 928-7825
Wiseguy Pizza Pie Add a side of ranch!
460 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum ID — (208) 726-0737
KB's Great food and great service! I highly recommend!
260 N Main Street, Ketchum ID — (208) 928-6955
Kneadery Best breakfast in Ketchum. Mike will always be missed.

Areas Within Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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Trails in Sawtooth National Recreation Area - 31

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Sun Valley, ID
18.5 mi 29.8 km Sun Valley, ID
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3.1 mi 5.0 km
#2 Alpine Lakes Trail
Sun Valley, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km Sun Valley, ID
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Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.6 km Sun Valley, ID
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6.2 mi 10.0 km
#4 Rough Creek Trail
Challis, ID
6.2 mi 10.0 km Challis, ID
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2.8 mi 4.5 km
#5 Boundary Creek
Challis, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km Challis, ID
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18.7 mi 30.2 km
#6 Big Smoky Trail
Sun Valley, ID
18.7 mi 30.2 km Sun Valley, ID
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11.4 mi 18.4 km
#7 Germania Creek Trail
Sun Valley, ID
11.4 mi 18.4 km Sun Valley, ID
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6.2 mi 9.9 km
#8 Little Casino
Challis, ID
6.2 mi 9.9 km Challis, ID
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9.6 mi 15.4 km
#9 Sunny Gulch
Challis, ID
9.6 mi 15.4 km Challis, ID
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13.0 mi 20.9 km
#10 Grand Prize
Sun Valley, ID
13.0 mi 20.9 km Sun Valley, ID
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5.6 mi 9.0 km
#11 Garland Creek
Challis, ID
5.6 mi 9.0 km Challis, ID
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Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km Sun Valley, ID
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6.7 mi 10.8 km
#13 Williams Creek
Sun Valley, ID
6.7 mi 10.8 km Sun Valley, ID
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Sun Valley, ID
7.3 mi 11.8 km Sun Valley, ID
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6.4 mi 10.2 km
#15 Spring Creek Trail
Sun Valley, ID
6.4 mi 10.2 km Sun Valley, ID
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Sun Valley, ID
14.0 mi 22.6 km Sun Valley, ID
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Sun Valley, ID
6.6 mi 10.6 km Sun Valley, ID
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Challis, ID
21.7 mi 34.9 km Challis, ID
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Challis, ID
10.2 mi 16.4 km Challis, ID
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Snowy, Some Mud - Some snow remaining on the trail, easy to follow until past Sawtooth Lake. Some mud around the snowy areas, nothing that couldn't be avoided though. The water is fine.
33 days ago
Sun Valley, ID
1.7 mi 2.7 km Sun Valley, ID
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