There’s something simple and pure about backpacking. Carrying only the necessities, you’re able to escape the clutter and complexity of everyday life. Experiencing the Sawtooths on a raw, fundamental level is what it’s all about!
As many veteran hikers know, the Sawtooth Range is made for backpacking. Incredible loops ranging from two days to a week or more connect valleys, high passes, and alpine basins with new vistas around every corner. Each night, fall asleep listening to a burbling creek or seeing the glimmering reflection of the moon on an alpine lake. And as a certified International Dark Sky Reserve, spending a night under the Sawtooth stars is a one-of-a-kind experience!
Let Sawtooth Mountain Guides handle the logistics. All you do is show up, shoulder a pack, and let your guide show you the side of the Sawtooths that few ever see.
And backpacking doesn’t have to mean carrying a heavy load. We also offer a portered backpacking experience for those who prefer carrying a daypack on a multi-day hike! This is also a great option for kids ready to experience the outdoors but groan at the idea of carrying a big backpack.