Why Redfish Lake Is One of the Best Getaways From Salt Lake City

Sometimes you need a quick break from the rest of the world. Whether you want to explore some of the most breathtaking mountains in Idaho or relax on the shores of a stunning alpine lake, Redfish Lake is one of the top getaways from Salt Lake City! Our lakeside oasis is just what you need for a unique family vacation. 

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You’re Guide to Planning One of the Best Getaways From Salt Lake City

Are you searching for unlimited outdoor activities in some of the most diverse and beautiful wilderness in the country? Well, then Redfish Lake is one of the best getaways from Salt Lake City for you! Our gorgeous lakeside property is home to tons of family-friendly activities that everyone in your group will love. Keep reading to find out some of the best activities and places to stay here! 

How to Get From Salt Lake City to Redfish Lake 

Driving from Salt Lake City is the most convenient way to travel to the Redfish Lake Lodge. The 356-mile trip North on the interstate is very straightforward and doesn’t require too much pre-trip planning. Here is a link to the route! You can fly from Salt Lake to Boise, but between transportation to and from the airport in addition to the drive from Boise to Stanley, driving is the better option. 

Where to Stay Near Redfish Lake 

Redfish Lake Lodge 

What makes the Sawtooth Mountains one of the best getaways from Salt Lake City? Our lakeside lodge offers an incredible experience unlike any other! Unique accommodations, a marina, restaurants, and lake activities make us a family favorite in the summer. 

Triangle C Cabins 

Triangle C’s collection of 10 rustic cabins feature comfortable, modern furnishings that allow you to make the most of your authentic Sawtooth vacation. This central location in Stanley makes for a fantastic base camp for your many adventures. 

Redfish Riverside Inn 

Wake up to the soothing sounds of the Salmon River right outside of the Redfish Riverside Inn. Breathtaking views and an excellent location provide a unique stay for couples and families seeking an exciting mountain getaway. 

Stanley High Country Inn 

The Stanley High Country Inn is an incredible choice if you want a taste of rustic elegance and solitude in the heart of town. 

What to Do at Redfish Lake 

Hiking and Biking 

Hiking through the Sawtooths is one of our favorite activities. There are tons of incredible hiking trails that boast breathtaking views and provide plenty of family fun near Redfish Lake! You’ll also find more than a handful of mountain biking trails nearby.  


If you’re in the mood for some pulse-pounding excitement, make sure you check out one of the whitewater rafting tour companies in Stanley. They offer day trips and week-long excursions on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. 

Lake Activities 

If you’re searching for ways to make the most of your getaway from Salt Lake City to our lakeside oasis, be sure to include lake activities. The Redfish Marina offers pontoon boat, kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals! 

Plan Your Redfish Lake VacationLake view 

Redfish Lake Lodge provides the ultimate getaway to the Sawtooth Mountains! Our collection of accommodations along the shores of Redfish Lake is home to tons of activities, events, restaurants, and much more! Check out our specials and see how you can craft the perfect vacation! 

Start planning your trip by booking your stay with us or one of our sister properties in Stanley! We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis.