Are you eager for an unforgettable spring hike in the Sawtooths? As the warmer weather arrives, there’s no better time to explore the magnificent landscapes of the Sawtooth Mountains. While higher elevations may still be covered in snow, there’s no need to wait for it to melt! We’ve got you covered with some of our favorite “low-elevation” hikes that are perfect for this time of year. Lace up your hiking boots, grab your backpack, and let’s dive into three must-do spring hikes in the Sawtooths. Don’t forget to book a stay at the cozy Redfish Riverside Inn to complete your adventure!
Lady Face Falls: A Picturesque Spring Hike in the Sawtooths
Begin your 4.5-mile round-trip hike to the stunning Lady Face Falls at the Stanley Lake Trailhead. The trail offers a gentle and easy-going experience for the first couple miles, winding through meadows and trees with breathtaking views of McGown Peak and surrounding mountains. In the final stretch, you’ll encounter moderate elevation gain (and possibly some snow) as you break left off the trail and descend to Lady Face Falls. Be prepared for a short scramble down the ravine, where you can fully appreciate the beauty of these captivating falls in spring.
Fishhook Creek Trail: A Leisurely Spring Hike in the Sawtooths
For a shorter and more relaxed spring hike in the Sawtooths, the Fishhook Creek Trail is an ideal choice. This 4-mile round-trip hike takes you through vibrant meadows and forests, alongside the charming Fishhook Creek, and into the heart of the Sawtooth Wilderness. As you traverse the trail, you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain vistas that are sure to leave you in awe. This trail is perfect for families or those seeking a more laid-back spring hike in the Sawtooths.
Stanley to Redfish Lake Trail: A New, Scenic Spring Hike in the Sawtooths
Be among the first to experience the beautiful, newly-completed Stanley to Redfish Lake Trail. Starting at the Stanley Pioneer Park, this trail offers some of the best panoramic views of the Sawtooths and surrounding valley. Capture amazing photos of local pronghorn and elk herds grazing as you follow this trail through lush spring fields and into the treeline approaching Redfish Lake. The trail connects to the main road leading to Redfish Lake Lodge. This 5-mile journey is perfect for a spring hike or an enjoyable bike ride in the Sawtooths.
Complete Your Spring Hike in the Sawtooths with a Stay at Redfish Riverside Inn
After days of exploration, unwind at the Redfish Riverside Inn, nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains on the banks of the Salmon River. This charming inn offers comfortable accommodations, warm hospitality, and the perfect base for your spring hiking adventures in the Sawtooths.
Are you ready to experience these breathtaking spring hikes in the Sawtooth Mountains? Secure your stay at the Redfish Riverside Inn today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!