This edition provides GPS coordinates for all trailheads. 128 trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area are described.
“…this is the perfect reference and trail companion for those who explore this section of the Idaho backcountry.” – Cecil Andrus
Cover Photo: “Lucille” Lake, an unnamed off-trail lake near Imogene Lake in the Sawtooths. Brett Smith, Margaret’s son-in-law and a professional engineer and licensed geologist for his company Environmental Compliance Associates, is fishing in the lake.
A few miles north of Sun Valley, Idaho, the Sawtooth Mountains rise thousands of feet above the headwaters of the Salmon River, like saws set on edge. To the east of the Sawtooths above wrinkled, wooded foothills the White Cloud Mountains soar in summits of vanilla ice cream.
Closer to Sun Valley, along the Big Wood River, swirl the pink and gray stripes of the Boulder Mountains. All three ranges are within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. This book is a comprehensive guide to that area. Trailheads included in the Sawtooths are at and near Alturas, Pettit, Redfish and Stanley Lakes, and Grandjean, Graham and Atlanta. In the White Clouds, trails covered begin at Pole Creek, Fourth of July Creek, Fisher Creek, Rough Creek, Slate Creek and along the East Fork of the Salmon River. In the Boulders, some of the trailheads covered are the North Fork of the Big Wood River, Gladiator Creek, Three Cabins Creek and the Bowery Guard Station.