Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Sawtooth National Recreation Area information
Lonely Planet review
Following the Salmon River, Hwy 75 north from Ketchum to Stanley is part of the nationally designated Sawtooth Scenic Byway . The 60-mile drive is gorgeous, winding through a misty, thick ponderosa pine forest - where the air is crisp and fresh and smells like rain and nuts - before ascending the 8701ft Galena Summit . From the overlook at the top, there are views of the glacially carved Sawtooth Mountains, part of the 1180-sq-mile Sawtooth National Recreation Area . It is home to 40 peaks over 10,000ft, over 300 high-alpine lakes, 100 miles of streams and 750 miles of trails.