redfish lake

Smokey’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear! On Saturday, August 6th the Sawtooth Association is celebrating Smokey Bear’s 78th birthday at the Redfish Visitor Center & Gallery. Join us from 12pm-3pm for an assortment of games and activities including a scavenger hunt, water gun target practice, a photo shoot with Smokey himself, and birthday cake! You won’t want […]

The Sawtooth NRA is not a national park

ALPINE EXAMINER July 16, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth NRA is not a National Park Before I moved to Stanley to start working, I did not know the Sawtooth were at the center of a National Recreation Area (NRA). I’d never heard […]

Flat Rock Junction

Flatrock Junction Know before you go! ACCESS: The Redfish Trailhead is very popular and serves many trails. Do not park in no parking zones. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat. STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! It […]

Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap

Merganser Madness: A Duck-Defying Leap Thud. Thud. Thud. You are walking through the trees near Redfish Lake. The beams of sunlight are reflecting off the water and the breeze is floating effortlessly through the branches. As you are making your way through the stands of pines, you begin to hear the noise of something dropping […]

Around Redfish Lake

Around Redfish Lake Know before you go! ACCESS: The Redfish Trailhead is very popular and serves many trails. Do not park in no parking zones. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat.   STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut […]

Bench Lakes

Bench Lakes Know before you go! ACCESS: The Redfish Trailhead is very popular and serves many trails. Do not park in no parking zones. Please do not park off the side of the road in the sagebrush or other vegetation, it destroys the delicate alpine habitat.   STAY ON THE TRAIL Please don’t cut switchbacks! […]