ACCESS: The Iron Creek Trailhead is very popular. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Please do not park in the sagebrush or trees on the side of the road, it destroys delicate alpine habitat.
Trailhead: Iron Creek Trailhead
Round trip: 10 miles
Elevation gain: 1800 ft
Sawtooth Lake is a popular hiking destination in the Sawtooths. The trail follows the valley bottom and then begins to climb more steeply. This hike passes Alpine Lake and continues to climb another 500 feet until you reach Sawtooth Lake. Sawtooth Lake is the biggest alpine lake in the Sawtooths. It has beautiful views.
If you are planning to backpack overnight please follow Leave No Trace practices to help protect this beautiful area. There are limited camping spots at Sawtooth Lake and campfires are never allowed.