How to Make the Most of Your Escape to Stanley, ID, in the Fall

There’s no time in the Sawtooths quite like autumn. Not only are the summer crowds gone, but the cool, crisp weather still allows you to enjoy the great outdoors without getting too hot! So, are you ready to enjoy your trip to Stanley, ID, in fall? Keep reading to discover our favorite activities to try during this time of the year! 

For more ways to make the most of your time in the Sawtooths, be sure to request access to our complimentary Stanley Vacation Guide! 

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Your Guide to Fall in Stanley, ID 


If the summer sun is too much for your adventures, consider visiting in autumn. The beginning of fall is still in the mid-seventies but gets down to 35°F as the season continues. Precipitation is high during this time; it either rains or snows 3-7 days per month. 


No fall adventure in Stanley, ID, is complete without hiking through the Sawtooth wilderness. Head over to our sister property, the Redfish Lake Lodge, to enjoy a myriad of pathways and trails the weave and wind through some of the most stunning natural landscapes in our great state.  

Fly Fishing 

There are a few companies that offer exciting fly fishing experiences near Stanley in the fall. Rocky Mountain River ToursSilver Creek Outfitters, and Salmon River Anglers all provide engaging tours that you won’t find anywhere else. Are you ready to cast your line in and test your angling skills? 

Mountain Biking 

Do you want to explore the Sawtooths on two wheels? If so, you will love zipping along one of the several incredible mountain biking trails near Stanley. Check out our blog to find out our favorite trails! 

Visit a Hot Spring 

There’s nothing quite like soaking in a scenic hot spring during your fall adventure in Stanley, ID. There are several incredible places to relax and enjoy geothermal springs in our area. Most are within 25 minutes of the Redfish Lake Lodge and are well worth a visit when it gets chilly outside. 

Take a Scenic Drive 

If you need a break from exploring the great outdoors on foot, hop in your car and take a drive along one of the beautiful roads in our area. The Sawtooth Scenic Byway and the Salmon River Scenic Byway provide many fantastic stops that allow you to soak in the gorgeous sights on your fall adventure in Stanley, ID. 

Plan Your Fall Getaway to the SawtoothsDinning Room Redfish Lake Lodge

Redfish Lake Lodge provides you with a unique stay in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of the country. Each of our accommodations offers a different experience. Are you planning on bringing the whole family to the mountains? We have a variety of cabins for you. Or maybe you and your special someone want to escape to one of our suites or lodge rooms for a getaway filled with romance and adventure. You can enhance your stay with one of our specials like a relaxing massage service at Redfish Riverside Inn, a sunset appetizer cruise on Redfish Lake, or a horseback ride through the mountains. 

Ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Book your stay with us today or check out one of our sister properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Redfish family!