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120 Reviews on Trip Advisor — 5/5 Rating


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Larry AZ
6 of us with an average age of 68 spent 4 days and 3 nights hiking with Saw Tooth Mountain Guides, Sept 9-12, 2020. Matt and Amy and Doug were our guides and did a fantastic job. We highly recommend this trip at any age. The beauty surpassed our expectations. It was great not to have to carry full packs and prepare meals. The guides were knowledgeable, considerate and fun.
  Multi-Day Backpacking
Giovanni M
I've been dreaming to climb the Elephant Perch, the Idaho's Big Wall, for several years. Several reasons kept me apart from it: too remote, too challenging, too difficult to find and too easy to get lost. Well all good reasons until i found the Sawtooth Mountain Guides, by chance. And then i gave myself a chance to make my dreams come true. Thank you SMG and Matt for that!
  Sawtooth Rock Climbing
susanonmaui
Don't hesitate to take a trip with the Sawtooth Mountain Guides. They will take wonderful care of you in the most beautiful terrain in the USA!!! We had a fabulous four day adventure and can't wait to sign up for next year!!
  Family Adventure Trips
Jerrod
My wife and I completed a guided hike with JP on September 12, 2020. It was awesome! We had a great time heading up to Goat Lake. JP was extremely knowledgeable and provided a great experience. We will definitely be returning to Sawtooth Mountain Guides in the future!
  Day Hiking
Bev Hawkins
If you are looking for a big adventure or small... these are the people to call. Our family of 5 had the best time exploring and rock climbing with Sawtooth Mountain guides. The guides were great with our 3 boys; ages 13, 11 and 7. We ate well and slept comfortably!

This company really customized our trip. We are regular backpackers who spend a great deal of time in the mountains, we wanted to learn new skills and see new country! The guides customized our climbing routes for each individual.

Our guides Neils, JP and Steve went above and beyond! Thanks for a great trip!
  Family Adventure Trips , Intro Rock Climbing
Kara S
We had a great time climbing in the city of rocks! My 14 year old loved it. The best part was our guide ! It was a great privilege to be "shown the ropes" by a legend.
  City of Rocks
Adam Ingram
We had an incredible alpine climb to the top of Mount Heyburn. We have done several hikes and climbs around the Redfish Lake area, and this was by far the best. Our guide, Matt Scrivner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides, was very determined to make sure we had an amazing experience on the mountain, and he was incredibly focused on our safety during the climb. We are definitely pleased that we chose to climb with Sawtooth Mountain Guides!
  Sawtooth Rock Climbing
esmash9
Really enjoyed spending time with this crew for my AIARE level one class. They were thorough and also fun! Would definitely recommend and am grateful they helped me feel more confident in the backcountry!
  AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course
John K
So I'm the 80-year old (actually 79) cancer patient referred to by RxnJxn. And the patience, help, and consideration shown to me by the SMG guys and gals were extraordinary. During the 5-mile skin in, I thought I wouldn't make it, but the guides took my pack and hauled it for me; on the way out, they shared the stuff in my pack to lighten my load. The skiing was great (acres of untracked), but the comraderie and care was truly outstanding. Food was really good, too.
  Guided & Catered Hut Trips
RxnJxn
Our trip to Williams Peak Hut looks rough on paper: 80 year old cancer patient with his two portly sons, one of whom had never used climbing skins, and the boys packed in enough cheap wine to compress vertebrae and eliminate brain cells. If not for the courage of a fearless crew, and support from all over the SMG organization, we would have turned back 1/3 of the way to the yurt. For sure, when I broke a binding beyond repair in the last 1/4 mile of the skin in, I started planning my walk out the next day.

But Everett and Jaime patched me up and turned a disaster into an awesome ski trip by literally carrying it on their shoulders. Everett skied out my old busted stuff and loaned me his supercharged skis and boots...so far beyond the call of duty. Both of these guides are seasoned pros, I can only hope we added some laughs to the stories they tell around a fire later on.

I was wrecked at the end of the skin in and at the end of each ski day. Fortunately, yurtmeister Lara kept the fire warm and a plentiful table of fresh, delicious nutrition back at the hut. She's one of the most joyful people I've met, and I doubt I'd have regained my salubrity without her hearty salads.

I went from "never again" to getting replacement bindings that will get me up there next year... probly carrying a bit less wine... or maybe just in better shape.

PS TripAdvisor is pretty limited in "what sort of visit was this" options. "Friends " only partly describes this trip.
  Guided & Catered Hut Trips