Here Is Why You Need to Experience October in Stanley, Idaho

With towering peaks, picturesque lakes, and endless miles of scenic trails, it doesn’t get much better than the Sawtooth Valley! Many families visit the area during the summer months, but who says you can’t spend October in Stanley, Idaho? You can enjoy the crisp mountain air, breathtaking fall foliage, a relaxing change of pace, and more! 

Are you looking for more ways to make the most out of your fall getaway to the Sawtooth Mountains? Request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It contains local insight into all the best things to see and do in the area.  


Enjoy October in Stanley, Idaho 

There are a plethora of reasons why you should take a vacation in October in Stanley, Idaho! Read on to discover some top-notch selling points.  

Crisp Autumn Weather 

fall clothesIf exploring the area and going for a hike in the Sawtooth Mountains under the summer sun isn’t your thing, the fall season is perfect for you. During the beginning of Autumn, the weather is mild in the mid-seventies. By October, the high temperature is typically around 45 degrees, with the low reaching 25 degrees.  

During this time of year, it’s best to come prepared with various layers of clothing to deal with the fluctuating temperatures. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, adequate footwear, and a warm jacket. 

Endless Opportunities for Outdoor Adventures 

When you stay with us at Redfish Lake Lodge this October, you’ll be surrounded by countless outdoor activities. When you’re visiting Stanely, Idaho, be sure to bring your adventurous spirit along with you! 

Natural Hot Springs 

hot springDid you know that Stanley is surrounded by natural hot springs? Warm up from the chilly fall weather and sink into a crystal-clear pool of steaming freshwater. Some of the best hot springs nearby include SunbeamPine FlatsBoat Box, and Kirkham 

Mountain Biking 

Most of the snow falls in the Sawtooth Mountains from January to June. So, during October in Stanley, Idaho, you should have access to clear, snow-less mountain biking trails. This is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the area’s landscapes and terrain. Our favorite mountain biking trails include the Redfish Lake Loop, Fisher Creek Loop, and Elk Meadows Loop. For your convenience, we’re happy to offer onsite bicycle rentals for our guests! 

Hiking Trails 

Hiking is one of our favorite outdoor pastimes, and Redfish Lake Lodge is surrounded by dozens of hiking trails. As you explore these pathways, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking white cloudsmountains, lakes, trees, wildlife, and outstanding fall foliage. Some of the best hikes to enjoy during a fall day are Alpine Lake, Fishhook Creek, Bridal Veil Falls, Sawtooth Lake, and more! Plus, you can take the Redfish Lake Shuttle boat across the lake for access to even more nature trails. 

Plan Your Stanley October Getaway 

Lake Cabin living roomRedfish Lake Lodge has everything you need for the ultimate fall escape. We offer a variety of lodging options, including family cabins and guest suites. Our property is fall of fun-filled activities and things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Plus, we offer onsite dining, so you have everything you need to feel at home without ever having to leave the property.  

Book your stay with us and start planning your Sawtooth Mountain adventure today! We look forward to having you stay with the Redfish family. 

Stay With Us This Fall