SAWTOOTH MOUNTAIN GUIDES: Year Round Mountain Adventure Since 1985

Your outdoor experts for climbing, hiking, and backcountry skiing in and around the Sawtooth Mountains near Sun Valley and Stanley, Idaho!

Upcoming Programs & Courses

Peak a Week: Saturday Summits with SMG!

Saturdays – Join a group of like-minded hikers to tackle one of our area’s countless summits.  [...]

4-Day Traveling Light Backpack Trip

August 14-17, 2014 – Want to go backpacking without the heavy pack weighing you down? [...]

Backpacking 101 Course

August 15-17, 2014 - Learn essential backcountry camping skills in the Sawtooth Mountains! [...]

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Latest News, Trip Reports & More

New Summer Programs!

July 10th, 2014

Sawtooth Mountain Guides is cooking up some exciting new programs for this summer! Whether you hope to get deeper into the mountains or climb to their summits, we have a trip to help you get out and achieve your goals. Here's what we have on tap: PEAK A WEEK - Discounted non-technical peak climbs each Saturday throughout the summer! Join a group of like-minded and adventurous hikers to tac[...]

Sawtooth Conditions Update - Time to Hit the Trails (and Rock)!

July 2nd, 2014

A stormy late winter left a deep blanket of snow in the Sawtooths that has been slow to melt. But recent warm weather has melted a lot of the snow and many trail are open and passable! We've been out and about in the mountains and here's a report of what we've found: Saddleback Lakes: trail is melted out except for the usual snowfield as you near the first lake. This is a challenging sp[...]

Why Sawtooth Mountain Guides?

Sawtooth Mountain Guides is owned and operated by IFMGA mountain guide Erik Leidecker and Chris & Sara LundyEmploying the most AMGA-trained guides in Idaho, our guides are highly skilled, professional, and passionate about what they do. Each SMG guide is thoughtful and considerate, leads an interesting life, and is a lot of fun to spend time with in the mountains. Come climb, ski, or hike in some of the most incredible terrain anywhere – our permit area encompasses the Sawtooth, Lost River, Pioneer, Boulder, and Smoky Mountain Ranges, not to mention the City of Rocks! Whatever your skill level – whether you’re looking for fun, adventure, challenge, or education – our 30 years of expertise and professional guides ensure an unforgettable experience.


Let us show you around the mountains we know and love!