About Stanley Idaho
Stanley, Idaho, (pop. 100) is a mountain lover’s dream-come-true. This remote outpost lies in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, surrounded by the Sawtooth, White Cloud, and Salmon River mountain ranges. The Salmon River begins in the Sawtooth valley, and it’s tributaries form the largest free-flowing river system in the United States. This is a place that is dominated by mother nature’s beauty.
The town itself is a throwback. There are no paved streets or traffic lights. No fast-food joints or commercial coffee shops. Most of the small businesses in town are run by friendly owner/operators. There are rustic, old-fashioned, buildings that remain.
For outdoor recreation, there are limitless opportunities to enjoy. In the summer, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, visits to historic mining towns, hot-spring soaking, are all activities that are right at your doorstep. In winter, backcountry skiing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-skating are favorites.
In addition to all these opportunities for activity, Stanley is also the perfect place to just relax. In any season, the pure mountain air, mellow pace and scenic beauty of the place provide an ideal setting for a break from one’s routine.