Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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5 days ago

Great hike with stunning views of Sawtooth Lake and Mt Regan. Checked out Alpine Lake as well on the way down. Lots of people backpack and camp either near Sawtooth Lake or Alpine Lake.

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6 days ago

Great hike for a half or full day. The lakes are amazing. A bit challenging terrain at times.

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13 days ago

From easy to more difficult to snow and then THE LAKE - what a beautiful scene

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18 days ago

Great trail. Completed with 7yr olds, dogs and larger multi family group. Bring lots of water during the summer (prob xtra socks too) and start early. Scenic, moderate traffic and worth the time / effort. Also, bring OFF or DEET as the bugs are out in force (particularly in the early evening!).

24 days ago

26 days ago

Great hike with beautiful views--water is so clear but there is still snow at the top making it a little difficult around the lake.

26 days ago

simple amazing

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1 month ago

Beautiful views! 2 areas where we had to cross snow for a very short distance. Sawtooth Lake still has snow surrounding it but a few spots where you can sit for lunch. Bugs weren't bad but definitely use spray.