Favorites from the Redfish Crew

We can’t wait to welcome you to Redfish Lake Lodge, your gateway to the stunning Sawtooth Mountains. There is no shortage of activities available that will immerse you in the natural wonders of this majestic mountain range. Here are a few of our crew’s favorite activities and sights the Sawtooth Mountains have to offer!


Stargaze in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve

Prepare to be mesmerized by the starry expanse of the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. As America’s first gold-tier international dark sky reserve, this pristine location offers unparalleled stargazing opportunities. Witness the unadulterated beauty of the night sky, with Pioneer Park and the Redfish Lake Lodge Marina as our recommended spots for the best views. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of the universe!


Hike the Fishhook Trail

Escape into the tranquility of nature with a hike along Fishhook Creek. This serene 4-mile roundtrip trail quickly immerses hikers in nature with minimal elevation gain. As you meander through the forest, bask in the peaceful ambiance of this picturesque hike. We especially enjoy this hike in early morning or in the cool of the evening. You may even catch a spectacular sunset as you enter Fishhook meadow and the beaver ponds at the end of the trail.


Witness the Kokanee Salmon Spawn

Last, we absolutely love watching the Kokanee spawn in mid to late August. These brilliant red fish swim up Fishhook creek to the lake to spawn, and with their life mission complete, their striking red slowly fades as they die and the circle of life continues on! Few people realize that one of the best places to watch these incredible creatures is from the inlet bridge just a 2-minute walk from Redfish Lake Lodge. Hundreds of Kokanee fill the creek, inviting Osprey to also come fishing. If you’ve never seen an Osprey dive for and catch fish then you’re in for one of Mother Nature’s most impressive shows!


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Experience the Comforts of Redfish Lake Lodge

Make the most of your Sawtooth Mountains adventure by staying at Redfish Lake Lodge. Immerse yourself in the charm and tranquility of this historic lodge. From lakeside strolls to epic hikes, the Sawtooth Mountains beckon you to explore their breathtaking beauty. Let Redfish Lake Lodge be your home base, offering warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations for a memorable stay.

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