Smiley Creek Lodge is a wonderful base for mountain activities of all types. There are things to do for all ages, abilities, and inclinations. Some of the things right outside our door:

  • Fabulous hiking and backpacking to the peaks and high alpine lakes of the Sawtooth Wilderness and White Cloud mountain ranges.
  • Fishing in the Salmon River and its tributaries, or one of the hundreds of high alpine lakes.
  • Back country scenic flying. The state of Idaho Smiley Creek airstrip is right across the road.
  • Bicycling highway 75 through the valley or over the challenging Galena Pass, or mountain biking Fisher Creek Trail or one of the numerous other easy or gonzo routes.
  • Wildlife viewing.
  • Boating, swimming or just hanging out on the beach at Alturas, Petit or Redfish Lakes.
  • Touring the historic mining sites of Vienna, Sawtooth City or Bonanza and Custer a little ways down the road.
  • White water rafting or kayaking on the Salmon River.
  • Motocross or ATV riding.
  • Horseback riding, either for the afternoon, or packing in for a week or more.
  • Picnicking among the spring and summer wildflowers.
  • Hunting.
  • Drive through taking in the beauty of Central Idaho.
  • There is no end to the amazing things you could be doing in the Sawtooth Basin right now, summer or winter.

 

Smiley Creek Lodge Welcomes You!

Smiley Creek Lodge Welcomes You!