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Stanley (Idaho)

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Stanley (Idaho)

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Stanley [1] is the perfect Rocky Mountain Town, in Central Idaho. This picturesque community is squeezed between the Salmon River of No Return and the Sawtooth Mountains, often referred to as the American Alps. The towering Sawtooth Mountains create the most impressive skyline in the west. Stanley has a vibrant community offering everything needed for the traveling visitor. Stanley has a variety of Lodging, Restaurants, Shops, Outfitters and other services.

Get in

By car Located at the intersection of Hwy 75 and Hwy 21, Stanley is the only spot in the US where three national scenic byways intersect. By air Stanley Airport is open during the summer months with Charter Air-Taxi service to Boise and Hailey, Idaho.

Get around

No public transit here Stanley is the perfect town to park the car, lose the keys and walk or ride a bike.



Rafting Experience the 1-Day family-style river trips on the Salmon River Stanley is the jumping off point for Idaho's Famous Middle Fork and Salmon River of No Return.

Climbing World Class Climbing in the Sawtooth Mountains

Hiking Trails to over 400 high mountain lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains

Mountain Biking Everything from smooth single track loops to technical trails. So many options it can be confusing. Pick up a map or hire a guide to find the best trails in the area

Fly Fishing The Salmon River and upper Middle Fork

Trailrides Great trailrides through the Sawtooth Mountains


There is a Grocery Store in Stanley. There is also a very cool and helpful country store on hwy 75 in lower Stanley. There are a number of outdoor gear and apparel shops along with a tackle shop and a handful of boutique shops.


8 restauraunts, 3 coffee shops, and 2 ice cream stores and 2 bars


everything from riverside cabins and motels to backcountry yurts and private cabins

Stay safe

Stanley can get extremely cold in the winter months - even by Idaho mountain standards - with temperatures dipping well below zero Fahrenheit. Indeed the city has a well-deserved reputation for being the coldest place in Idaho. Make sure you're well-prepared if you're here during that time.


Stanley Chamber of Commerce [2]

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