Fun Things To Do in Stanley, Idaho

Stanley Idaho mountains

If you have never experienced the majesty of Stanley, Idaho- well, to say the least, you don't want to miss out on the breathtaking beauty of it. The beauty that encompasses you is outstanding, between the Sawtooth Mountains, Redfish Lake, and the Salmon River- you are never left wondering, “What is there to do?”

Things to Do While Visiting the Stunning Stanley, Idaho 

Redfish Lake

Besides the uniquely icy water, the redfish and the fantastic camping there are so many activities to do while visiting Redfish. The Redfish Lake Lodge at Redfish offers bike rentals, boat rentals, lake shuttle, paddleboats renting, Boche Ball, and a great General Store, so you’re always stocked up on your Redfish gear. The boating and cliff jumping are two of the most favorite activities for people who come to Redfish Lake.  

Horseback Riding

A family-owned horseback outfitting business; Mystic Saddle Ranch has been open since 1969. All-day rides, fishing trips, hunting excursions, multi-day pack trips, trail rides, wagon rides, and cookouts are some of the activities you can do while horseback riding through the wilderness.  

The Sawtooth Mountains

Hundreds of miles of trails in the Sawtooths and White Cloud Wilderness areas, including several intriguing day hikes that start from a couple of different areas including Redfish Lake Lodge.

Galena Summit

Get out of your car and enjoy the panoramic views of the Sawtooth Mountains at this beautiful overlook. This historic point looks out to the original road finished in 1881 to serve the mines located in Vienna and Sawtooth City near present-day Smiley Creek. You can still see some of the original roads today.

Sun Valley, Idaho 

Located about 45 min from Stanley, ID it is well worth the drive. The rich culture, biking trails, succulent restaurants, alpine skiing, and blue skies the activities are truly limitless.

Salmon River 

Kayaking and rafting this whitewater experience is truly one of a kind. It is Idaho’s longest undammed, free-flowing river contained in a single state in the lower 48.


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