Sawtooth Lake (via Iron Creek Trailhead)

Hiking & Backpacking in Stanley
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If you’re looking for a “must-do” summer hike, look no further than Sawtooth Lake. This adventure is ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Sawtooth National Forest and get a feel for what the area has to offer. The hike to Sawtooth Lake is a five-mile trek suitable for most hikers and boasts breathtaking views of alpine lakes and towering mountains You’ll want to bring your camera along for this hike, as you’ll traverse up 1,700 feet in elevation until you reach the largest alpine lake in the Sawtooth Mountains. You can make this hike in a day, or choose to camp overnight and stargaze next to the lake.

USDA Forest Service: Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Things To Know

  • Pet-friendly trails.
  • Moderate to strenuous hike.
  • No fees or permits required.
  • Campgrounds are located at the trailhead.

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