5 of the Best Family-Friendly Activities in Stanley, Idaho

The Sawtooths are home to a wide range of activities and attractions for all ages and abilities. From hiking through the gorgeous mountains to rafting on the clear waters of the Salmon River, there are plenty of family-friendly activities in Stanley, Idaho. Redfish Lake is the perfect place to enjoy the ultimate getaway with your loved ones! 

If you want to discover more information on how to make the most of your family getaway to the Sawtooth Mountains, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area! 

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The Top Family-Friendly Activities in Stanley, Idaho 

Take a Hike Through the Sawtooths 

Hiking is one of the most family-friendly activities near Stanley, Idaho. You can easily access over a half-dozen trails from the Redfish Lake Lodge and the Redfish Boat Shuttle. You’ll find trails for all levels of experience ranging from the easy Fishhook Creek Trail to the Marshall Lake Trail. You can’t miss out on exploring at least one of these pathways through our gorgeous wilderness. 

Cruise the Salmon River on a Whitewater Rafting Adventure 

There’s nothing more exciting than zipping down the Salmon River on a whitewater rafting journey while soaking in the gorgeous views of the Sawtooths. There are many local tour companies like the Sawtooth Adventure Company and White Cloud Rafting that offer incredible experiences for all skill levels and abilities. 

Try Your Luck at Fly Fishing 

There are a few companies that offer exciting fly fishing experiences near Stanley. Rocky Mountain River ToursSilver Creek Outfitters, and Salmon River Anglers all provide engaging tours that you won’t find anywhere else.    

Discover a Local Hot Spring 

There’s nothing quite like discovering a scenic hot spring during one of your family getaways to the Sawtooths. There are five incredible places to relax and enjoy geothermal springs in our area. Most are within 40 minutes of Redfish Lake and are well worth visiting when it gets chilly outside.  

Spend a Day on the Lake 

Our incredible list of family-friendly lake activities offers is the key to your escape to the Sawtooths. The Redfish Marina offers pontoon boat, kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals! 

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Redfish Lake Lodge is the perfect home base for exploring Central Idaho. Our property is home to a variety of accommodations, as well as activities, amenities, entertainment, and dining. You can rent a boat from our marina or choose one of our specials to begin your adventure. Don’t forget to check out our three sister properties in Stanley if we don’t have any availability during your selected dates (they all receive complimentary access to our property’s amenities). 

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our accommodations! We look forward to welcoming you to the Redfish family.