We specialize in custom mountain adventure vacations for families with kids of all ages.

A Sawtooth vacation is about outdoor adventure, but there’s so much to do it’s hard to know where to begin! Let us take the hassle out of the planning process. Sawtooth Mountain Guides specializes in creating custom mountain adventure vacations for families with kids of all ages.

We can tailor the trip to your goals, family size and age, time frame, and budget. Working with our local partners, we can plan itineraries that include the following activities:

We can design a trip to match your goals, family size and age, time frame, and budget. Below is our most popular 3-day trip that samples the best activities the Sawtooth area has to offer!

 Sample Itinerary Rate: $900/person – based on four person minimum

Day 1:

  • Half-day whitewater rafting on the Salmon River (substitute intro rock climbing or hiking)
  • Take a boat shuttle across Redfish Lake
  • Hike an hour to the fully-stocked Canyon Camp in Redfish Canyon carrying light daypacks
  • Enjoy a scenic and relaxing evening in camp

Day 2:

  • Full day of climbing on the Super Slabs – a great place to learn!
  • Return to camp
  • Celebrate the climb around the campfire

Day 3:

  • Hike to Saddleback Lakes – spectacular alpine lakes beneath the famed Elephant’s Perch
  • Return to Redfish Lake for a boat shuttle back to the Lodge

 Difficulty: No experience required

Ratio: 4:1 (3:1 for climbing)

 Duration: Up to you!

 Meeting Time: Up to you!

 Meeting Location: Generally the Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley

 What We Provide:

  • Friendly (and kid-friendly!), knowledgeable, and professional guides
  • Delicious camp food
  • Comfortable camping equipment for nights at the Canyon Camp
  • Boat rides across Redfish Lake (if applicable)
  • All equipment necessary for included activities

 What You Need:

  • Basic outdoor clothing, rain jacket, and suitable footwear
  • We will provide a detailed equipment list according to your itinerary