There’s A Charming Mountain Town Hiding In Idaho and It’s Beyond Perfect

While overlooked by out-of-staters due to its small population, rugged western appearance, and dramatic isolation, Stanley is nevertheless a traveler’s paradise that rests idyllically between the Sawtooth Mountains and the Salmon River. But you’ll know the instant you arrive that this itty-bitty community (population: 63) has a cozy, mountain-based culture all its own. In fact, the only struggle you’ll have is deciding what to do first once you get there!

Featuring beautiful campgrounds, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backcountry skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and all-around off-the-beaten-path exploring, Stanley is quite the playground, no matter your adventure style. And with exhilarating, panoramic beauty to boot – you’ll have a hard time leaving this special little mountain town.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What’s your favorite thing to do in Stanley? What a fabulous little town!