Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains, photo by Magnus Manske
Sawtooth Mountains (photo by Magnus Manske)
 

The Sawtooth Range is an extremely scenic part of the Rocky Mountains, located in south-central Idaho.

The two main towns in the area are Stanley, a picturesque community located between the Salmon River and the Sawtooth Range. It is the center of many of the outdoor activities that are available – hiking, climbing, rafting, fishing, and others.

The other main town is the resort city of Sun Valley, best known for its winter alpine sports but also a year-round destination with plenty of other outdoor and adventure activies.

In addition to dramatic jagged mountains (the “sawtooth”), sometimes referred to as the American Alps,.the area is also known for its beautiful lakes, as well as diverse hiking and climbing activities. Rafting on the Salmon River is also popular.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Atelier - 1020

Atelier - 1020 offers accommodation in Sun Valley. It provides free private parking. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher and a microwave. A TV is provided. Friedman Memorial Airport is 22 km away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$160

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Wildflower 532

Wildflower 532 is a holiday home with free WiFi throughout the property, located in Sun Valley. It provides free private parking. A TV is featured. Other facilities at Wildflower 532 include an outdoor pool. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$419

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Snow Star - 1

Located 500 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2, Snow Star - 1 offers accommodation in Ketchum. The unit is 2.3 km from Cold Springs Lift. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A TV is provided. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$275

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Val D Sol 26

Val D Sol 26 is a holiday home with an outdoor pool, situated in Ketchum, 1.7 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The holiday home is 3.2 km from Challenger #10 Detachable Quad. Free private parking is available on site. A TV is featured. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$180

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Angani Way 109, #11

Angani Way 109, #11 is a holiday home with a hot tub, set in Elkhorn Village. It provides free private parking. There is a seating area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A TV is featured. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$400

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Knob Hill Inn

Knob Hill Inn

This Sun Valley inn features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Dollar Mountain is 6 minutes’ drive from this hotel. Bright guest rooms with large windows feature a flat-screen cable TV, a seating area, and an iPod docking station. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$223 - $329

 
$2239.4
Christophe in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging

Christophe in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and hot tub, Christophe in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging is situated in Ketchum in the Idaho Region, 600 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2. Cold Springs Lift is 2.5 km from the property. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$239

$2398.0
Prospector 125

Prospector 125

Prospector 125 is a holiday home situated in Ketchum, 1.2 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The property is 2.9 km from Cold Springs Lift and free private parking is featured. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200

$200-
Val D Sol 31

Val D Sol 31

Situated in Ketchum, this holiday home features free WiFi and a patio. Offering free private parking, the holiday home is 1.7 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The unit fitted with a kitchen with a microwave and fridge. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200

$200-
Sunburst in Elkhorn by Alpine Lodging

Sunburst in Elkhorn by Alpine Lodging

Offering a garden, Sunburst in Elkhorn by Alpine Lodging offers accommodation in Elkhorn Village. The accommodation features a hot tub. Free WiFi is provided . All units have a cable flat-screen TV and DVD player. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$239

$239-
Dollar Meadows #1373

Dollar Meadows #1373

Dollar Meadows #1373 is a holiday home located in Sun Valley and featuring free WiFi and a patio. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher and a microwave. A TV is provided. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Sun and Powder - 13

Sun and Powder - 13

Sun and Powder - 13 is a semi-detached holiday home set in Ketchum in the Idaho Region and is 600 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The property is 1.9 km from Cold Springs Lift and free private parking is featured. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Snowcreek - 1580

Snowcreek - 1580

Featuring a private pool, Snowcreek - 1580 is a semi-detached holiday home located in Ketchum. The unit is 1.1 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. Free private parking is available on site. A TV is featured. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Sun and Powder - 12

Sun and Powder - 12

Sun and Powder - 12 offers accommodation in Ketchum, 600 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2 and 1.9 km from Cold Springs Lift. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Villager #1277

Villager #1277

Located in Sun Valley, this apartment features free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. The nearest airport is Friedman Memorial Airport, 22 km from the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Prospector 205

Prospector 205

Located in Ketchum, this holiday home is 1.1 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The property is 3.2 km from Cold Springs Lift and free private parking is available. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. A TV is provided. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-
Snow Star - 1

Snow Star - 1

Located 500 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2, Snow Star - 1 offers accommodation in Ketchum. The unit is 2.3 km from Cold Springs Lift. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A TV is provided. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$275

$275-
Bridgepoint in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging

Bridgepoint in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging

Featuring free WiFi, Bridgepoint in Ketchum by Alpine Lodging offers accommodation in Ketchum. Roundhouse Gondola #2 is 600 metres from the property. The accommodation features a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a dining area and/or patio. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$289

$289-
Greyhawk in Warm Springs by Alpine Lodging

Greyhawk in Warm Springs by Alpine Lodging

Offering an outdoor pool and hot tub, Greyhawk in Warm Springs by Alpine Lodging is set in Sun Valley. Private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a TV. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$289

$289-
Wood River Drive - 297 - Unit K

Wood River Drive - 297 - Unit K

Wood River Drive - 297 - Unit K offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ketchum, 400 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The apartment is 2.1 km from Cold Springs Lift. Free private parking is available on site. The unit is equipped with a kitchen. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$300

$300-
Wood River Drive - 297- Unit J

Wood River Drive - 297- Unit J

Set in Ketchum in the Idaho Region, this semi-detached holiday home is 400 metres from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The holiday home features air conditioning and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen is fitted with a... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$325

$325-
Ski View 5A

Ski View 5A

Ski View 5A offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ketchum, 1.2 km from Roundhouse Gondola #2. The air-conditioned unit is 2.9 km from Challenger #10 Detachable Quad. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$325

$325-

Highlights:

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Natural
Alpine Mountains
There are 57 peaks over 10,000' in the Sawtooth Range, all falling between 10,000' and 10,751-foot (3,277 m) Thompson Peak.
Winter Sports
Sun Valley Resort. With an average of 3500 skiers per day (& less than 6000 skiers per day during peak periods), Sun Valley has kept the lift lines to a minimum, a rarity among major resorts.
Hiking and Trekking
There are trails to hundreds of high mountain lakes and scores of mountain summits in the several wild areas that encircle the Stanley Valley.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Fishing
Scenic Waterways
Rafting
Biking
Climbing

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