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Sawtooth Scenic Byway

Sawtooth Scenic Byway, ID
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Majestic Alpine Landscape

We drove the byway in July, making stops at Stanley, Stanley Lake, Redfish Lake and Galena Summit... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
Awesome drive

The drive up from Ketchum to Stanley is amazing. Did it on a late May sunny day and there was... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
5cruffy
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Swindon
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“stanley lake” (2 reviews)
“galena summit” (2 reviews)
“redfish lake” (2 reviews)
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Sawtooth Scenic Byway, ID

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We drove the byway in July, making stops at Stanley, Stanley Lake, Redfish Lake and Galena Summit Overlook. The Sawtooth Mountains are very beautiful and the road is well-maintained. Try to avoid going at peak vacation times; Stanley Lake and Redfish Lake were both overcrowded,...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

The drive up from Ketchum to Stanley is amazing. Did it on a late May sunny day and there was still loads of snow on the road edges. Views at almost every turn and the Sawtooth mountains are SO aptly named. Combine it with the...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

We visited the Sawtooth Scenic Byway in July 2016, driving from Sun Valley to Stanley and back. This is a wonderful drive, with outstanding mountain views (with some snow on the peaks left even in July!), spectacular turquoise lake, great walks, and other attractions. This...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2016

I did the drive last fall and had a great time. It is windy and there are plenty of interesting rock formations. The road was not busy with traffic by any means. We ended up driving into the night which was a bit of a...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2015

We enjoyed a nice drive on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway. We drove through the picturesque towns of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. The area has scenic mountain vistas. It also has claim as the 100th National Forest scenic byway in the country.e route then rolls...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We took this byway from Stanley to Boise via highway 21. Based on the map we thought there would be a little switch backing and then be relatively mild curves. Wow were we surprised! Most of our trip was at 25-35 mph with steep turns...More

2  Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you start in Challis then ride to Stanley and then over to Lowman, wow what a ride. The views just keep on coming. There's plenty of places to stop, fish, or go for a walk. It's definitely worth the drive or ride. We did...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is a Beautiful drive. Picturesque and calming. Allow time to stop and take in the scenery not just drive through. This land is untouched and just the way God created it.

2  Thank CatharinaApple
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

My husband and I drove on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway in August of 2009 to get to Stanley, Idaho for a few days of sightseeing. We drove from Shoshone to Stanley, ID stopping at many of the sites on the way. The drive is absolutely...More

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