Stanley is a traveler’s paradise that rests peacefully between the Sawtooth Mountains and the banks of the Salmon River. You’ll know from the moment you arrive that this off the beaten path community has a culture all its own. The only issue you’ll have once you arrive is figuring out what to do first. With beautiful campgrounds, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backcountry skiing, horseback riding, and mountain biking, Stanley is quite the playground!

After hearing all the hype surrounding Stanley for years, I had to check it out for myself. I packed a bag and drove up for the weekend with one goal in mind: have as much fun in 48 hours as possible. Spoiler alert, it was a success.

Tyler Schnur

Published on November 3, 2015