Climbing for never-evers and hardcores alike.
From powder glades to open bowls to rock-lined couloirs, we have it all.
The Sawtooth Mountains are a world-class hiking and backpacking destination.
We're fanatical about the mountains and eager to pass on our knowledge to others.
Custom trips for families of any size and age, time frame, and budget.
Sawtooth Mountain Guides are your experts for climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing, and avalanche education near Stanley, Sun Valley, and Boise. Come experience the scenic Sawtooths and let us lead you on the perfect mountain adventure!
SMG is the only guide service in Idaho to be accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association and our professional guides have been providing quality mountain experiences for 30 years.
Meet the Guides
Rock climbing to peak bagging, day hikes to multi-day backpacking…we have something to offer every age, ability, and appetite for adventure.
SMG put together an incredible spring trip for us. The guiding, instruction, and food were top notch! I'd go back again tomorrow if I could!
We were very pleased with our first experience with SMG. We would absolutely use them again. Great company.
The scenery was beautiful, the meals filling and good, sleeping bags comfortable and the company couldn't be better. Hiking light is a great way to experience the mountains.
Their high level of professionalism is what sets them apart from other operations, in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and get in a trip with SMG, you will not be disappointed.
No matter your skill level, a good mountain guide can always enhance the experience with local knowledge and helping you improve your abilities.
These guys and gals are true professionals. They live to teach and provide an excellent course. You couldn't take a class in a more beautiful location.
Our guides did an excellent job instructing us and getting us to a terrain that all could enjoy. The experience was more than we could have asked for. Great guides, with exceptional service.
High above Redfish Canyon yesterday en route to a snowy climb of Mount Heyburn. #sawtoothsummer is coming
The rear view mirror as the Lost River Ski Safari draws to an end. Leaving with only a greater love for #idaho.
The one that got away. Church’s north ramps looked so enticing but with 12+” of recent snow and rising May temps we pulled the plug at the base of the face. The mountain doesn’t care that you drove 4 hours on bad roads or bushwhacked on patchy snow to get there. It’s easy to get objective focused and risk missing an incredible day in the mountains.
Exiting the Dogleg after a late spring refresh on the final day of this years Ski (and Board) Mountaineering Camp. Photo: @mtnscriv