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Sawtooth Wilderness Area

Address: Ketchum, ID
Phone Number: 208-727-5000
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Ketchum
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The 217,000 acres within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area include some 300 lakes, 40 wilderness trails and a forest of fir, spruce and pine.
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Weston, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

we spent 2 weeks around the area hiking and looking for wildlife and it was an incredible place to be an explore. I will miss this place for long time . We were here in the month of October, the weather was cool and the trails were a pleasure with no bugs or people around.

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Eagle, Idaho
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243 reviews 243 reviews
84 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We just moved to Boise and decided to drive to sun valley and on through Stanley , make the loop back to Boise ! Wow ! World class drive takes about 6 hours and than we stopped for lunch at the Hemingway memorial ( picnic) Will do again, super! Mike

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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319 reviews 319 reviews
142 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We headed northeast from Boise / through Stanley / then south to Sun Valley/Ketchum area. Beautiful area / cool drive.

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Kaysville, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We drove through the Sawtooth mountains. When you see them, you will understand why they are named Sawtooth. They are jagged like the blade of a saw!

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Orange, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The drive u 75 is awe inspiring. If you haven't seen it, you must. Be sure and stop at the turn out at the top of the pass... and read the signs. Never knew salmon were red. The valley is a georgeous drive, with the Mnts. surrounding you.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My friends and I went for a hike in the Sawtooth Wilderness and the mountains, trees, lakes, and streams were amazing.

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Boise, Idaho
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

For more than 50 years now, I have hiked, backpacked and loved the Sawtooth Mountains. There are many ways to enter the National Recreation Area. You can see the great vistas between Ketchum and Stanley, and enter the area from the famous Redfish Lake area. You can also get into the wilderness from Atlanta,ID which is about 70 miles from... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The area is visually breath-taking. A great place to hike, backpack, mountain bike, camp and fish. Be aware, however, that Idaho now allows trapping of wildlife and if you have a dog with you (or if you are on horseback) you run the risk of having your animal maimed if they hit a trap. Also - sheep herders pass through... More

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San Diego, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
86 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Idaho has it all. Wilderness areas with lakes, mountains, and rivers. The Sawtooth Wilderness is vast and wild. Animals are everywhere.Go sooner than later.

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Martin, SD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were pleased with campsite, it was quiet and scenic. There was even a creek behind us that we waded in and could hear rushing by as we fell asleep. Great night! Pit toilet and bathroom kinda sucks but hey it's camping.

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