The Recent Earthquake Has Permanently Changed Idaho’s Iconic Sawtooth Mountain Range

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake that reverberated through Idaho on March 31st, 2020 left a lasting impact not only on the memories of who endured it but the landscapes that it forever altered. You can expect at least some geologic change from any earthquake—big or small—and the recent quake was no different. Most notably, the late-March earthquake forever changed Idaho’s iconic Sawtooth Mountain skyline, specifically one of the range’s most distinctive rock formations.

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How do you feel about the loss of the Sawtooth skyline as you knew it? It’s all part of geologic history! Learn more about this fantastic region of Idaho when you read about the charming mountain town of Stanley that’s beyond perfect.