Camping or lodging at Redfish lake?  Check out SAC's Redfish Raft Express for free transportation
10 months, 3 weeks ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on How do we do it?

I had a great conversation the other day with one of our clients. She was a professional meeting planner from Manhattan.  She had planned an amazing, once in a lifetime, destination style family reunion in the Stanley area for over 80 people.  Following their trip, as we were chatting about the day, she gave my staff a fabulous gratuity and  a great compliment.  She recognized the flawless planning, preparing and execution that went into her families private Twilight Dinner Trip. She remarked how everything was spot on transportation, rafting, food, guides, ambiance…all of it. The compliments felt good.

After thinking back on the conversation during a morning pedal,  I quickly realized I owe a moment of gratitude to my boys over at TMN Events in Boise.

TMN designs and creates flawless corporate events of all sizes across the globe.   I have had the opportunity to work and learn from TMN for the past 15 years and my education is priceless.  TMN’s level of detail and execution is ridiculous, it sets the bar. Over the years a number of my guides have joined me on the TMN team to execute some ridiculous event experiences in some very cool destinations.  They drink the Kool-Aid

TMN Corporate Events

TMN’s  level of customer care and awesome experience building runs deep at Sawtooth Adventure Company and Rocky Mountain River Tours. We treat each group, and every trip like an event. Whether it is a Private Dinner Trip while visiting Sun Valley or once in a lifetime adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon.  The planning, preparing and attention to detail works….and it shows.

Adventure awaits,  Jared

11 months, 1 week ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Why Stanley, Idaho?

1 year, 1 month ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on The Best Family Vacation in Idaho
The Best Family Vacation in Idaho

Sawtooth Adventure Company & Redfish Lake Lodge have teamed up for 15+ years to offer the ultimate travel destination for active, adventurous families.

Staying or Camping at Redfish?

Check out SAC’s  Redfish Express Trips.  Free roundtrip tansportation directly from Redfsih to the Salmon River

1 year, 4 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Celebrating Families on the Middle Fork & Salmon River of No Return


Go ahead…take the leap and experience the Ultimate Family Adventure!

Our multi-day, all inclusive family trip started on the River of No Return in 2007 and have grown in popularity ever since.   While all of out trips are welcoming for families, our Kid Trip on the River of No Return and the Teen Trip on the Middle Fork stand out.  These two trips are catered to families with kids and teens, guaranteeing the ultimate family adventure.

How are these trip different?

  • We bulk-up the guide teams with our most kid-friendly, outgoing, fun loving staff that cannot help but show you a great time.  The guides are professional, friendly, and most important great role models for your kids.
  • We bring along additional games and activities to keep the fun rolling all week long
  • The annual River Olympics is a SAC tradition.  The games start on day 1 and ends with an awards ceremony on the final night.  Your kids will take away prizes, lifelong nicknames and great memories .
  • We adapt the menu.  While we continue our tradition of fabulously creative, fresh and healthy cuisine, but also add some kid-frinedly favorites.

10th Annual Kids Trip on the River of No Return
July 21-26
Adults $1995   Students (6-24) $1295

4th Annual Family Trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon
August 10-15
Adults $2295   Students (10-24) $1795

 Due to popular demand these trips have limited availability.  Call Jared (208.345.2400) to explore the possibilities!

1 year, 11 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on SUP the Sawtooths!

Sawtooth Adventure Company offers an array of Paddle Board rentals ideal to maximize the SUP possibilities in the Sawtooth Valley.  Beginners to advanced paddlers will find an abundance of river and flat-water options surrounding Stanley, Idaho

Sawtooth Lakes

New this summer… Sawtooth Adventure Company proudly offers Glide SUPs for area lakes.  The high performance, handcrafted Glide boards are made in the USA. Not only do Glide boards perform, but they also boast the most environmentally conscience construction available.


Stanley Lake

Located 15 minutes from SAC headquarters.  This pristine lake in the shadows of McGown Peak is a local favorite. Stanley Lake is at elevation 6500 ft , 1 mile long and 1/2 mile wide.  Stanley Lake has very little boat traffic in comparison to Redfish lake. Crystal clear, glassy flat-water is the norm.  Local beta…early morning is best for lack of crowds, lack of mosquitoes and glassy water.

Little Redfish Lake

Little Redfish is much smaller, and less crowded than its big brother up the road.  At elevation 6,400, Little Redfish is 1/2 mile wide, by 1/2 mile long.  What this lake lacks in size, it makes up in lack of crowds.  It is common to have the lake to yourself in the middle of summer.  A great meandering stream and wetlands feed Little Redfish offering some great exploring and fishing opportunities.  Local beta…great sunset paddle, the reflection of the sunlit Sawtooths is world-class!

Redfish Lake

The jewel of the Sawtooths.  Elevation 6540, 4.4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide.  The 11 miles of shoreline offers ample space to find your own piece of paradise.  On the Southern end you will find the transfer camp boat dock and rope swing.  Local beta…Live music on the lawn occurs every Sunday evening.  Hop on the board and take in the tunes.

Salmon River



County Line to the Sawtooth Hatchery

This views on this section  of river are World Class!  Sandwiched between the White Clouds to the East and the Sawtooths to the West, the views are 360, 24/7.  This river section meanders through the Sawtooth Valley with a few small Class II ripples.  The most challenging part of this section is the quick corners and shallows.  Nothing that a novice cant handle, just keep a heads up. Walking with your SUP occurs.  Local beta…springtime is the ticket.  the higher flows make this run super smooth, with a fun play wave at Decker Flats.

Buckhorn to Stanley

This section will keep you on your toes with consistent fun, Class II water.  Put in just above where hwy 75 crosses the Salmon.  Keep a heads up for wood on this section as a few lurking strainers exist.  Local beta….the view of the Sawtooths from the Redfish Creek, Salmon River Confluence could be the best vista in the valley!

Town to Mormon Bend 

Fun, flat water with a number of hotsprings!.  The first 1/3 of this section offers unsurpassed views as you float past lower Stanley and exit the Sawtooth Valley.  The river changes from wide & shallow to pocket pools full of trout.  Local beta…the lower the water, the better the hotsprings. Options include Boatbox, Meadow Springs and Mormon Bend.

Mormon Bend to Rough Creek

The perfect introduction to SUPn whitewater.  Around the first bend is Class II+ pontiac falls.  A fun run right down the center.  A number of fun class II ripples are topped off by the long, fun and fast Class II Rough Creek Rapid.  No worries if you swim here a big sandy beach is the perfect recovery zone. Local beta…make sure and check out Cove hotspring.  A fun and small play wave comes out under the bridge at moderate flows.

Rough Creek to Yankee Fork

Not recommend for paddlers without Class IV experience!  Shallow, fast and technical rapids.

Yankee Fork to Torrey’s

The famous Stanley Day Stretch.  This fun Class III section is busy with rafters and kayaks during the summer for good reason.  10 miles of fun Class II water with two standout Class III rapids.  Piece of Cake and the Narrows.  You can scout everything from the highway, highly recommended!  Local beta…The higher the water, the better the surf and play.  5ft on the guage is big, fun and powerful.  1ft to 3 ft is perfect for a wide range of skill levels.  Take out at Kayaker Takeout for your best bang for your buck


SUP Rentals

$50/day gets you a paddle, SUP board, PFD and helmet. Discount for multiple days. Pick Up/Drop off service available.

Call Johnny and explore the possibilities! (866)774-4644

2 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Celebrating 15 years in Stanley,Idaho

Wow, it is hard to believe we will be kicking off SAC’s 15th summer on the Salmon River. Time moves awfully fast these days, but one thing remains the same.  The beauty of Stanley, the Sawtooth Mountains and the Salmon River of No Return is world class, unmatched, and good for the soul.  Do your inner self a favor and press refresh with a visit to this amazing corner of the world!

Rafting in Stanley, ID from Pat Clifford on Vimeo.

3 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Annual Spring River Gear Sale

2009 Aire 176R Raft with Low Profile frame & (4)Cataract Oars

2009 Aire 176R in good condition.  Boat measure 17’6″.  The perfect family raft on Utah’s desert rivers.  Rubber alone retails for $6400.  Asking $4000 

2009 Aire 176R

2009 Aire 176R

photo 2

photo 3


2012 Aire 156R with the sealed floor upgrade.

This boat is in excellent, like new condition.  Includes 2 Cataract Oars and NRS Low Profile Frame.  Retail price is  on the boat & Frame is $ 5,250.  Asking $3800

16 B


15 Aire River Pack Dry Bags $35

photo 5


Low Profile Frame 80″ Wide $300

A simple designed workhorse frame for larger boats.  This frame can fit a wide variety of larger (16′ +) boats. 2nd oar lock tower included, but not pictured.

photo 4

Breakdown Aluminum Cooler Frame $300

This frames is a simple, one compartment frame that drops into the boat.  due to this design the inside measurement between tubes needs to be 54″ minimum in order to fit your raft without any modifications.


Additional Item

85% of a aluminum breakdown frame, missing a few parts, easy fix.  $200

Variety of Cataract Oars

All equipment is located in SLC, Utah util May 5th.  Salmon, Idaho for the summer

Call or Text Jared for Questions


3 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Seasonal Manager Position in Stanley, Idaho on the Salmon River

Stanley, Idaho

Transportation Manager

A seasonal, full time management level position in a positive, fun, high paced, physically active  work environment.  Position is located in the hidden gems of Stanley, Idaho, the Salmon River and the Sawtooth Mountains.

Job Description:

  • Daily transportation of rafting guests to/from the river.

  • Facilitate parking for guests when they arrive in Stanley.

  • Responsible for all vehicle cleaning, maintenance and service schedules.

  • Manage multiple teams of river guides, loading trailers, rigging boats etc.

  • Responsible to manage guide teams in order to maintain daily schedule.

  • Responsible for pre-trip client photos, taking pictures,organizing images, creating cd’s, copying image discs and selling Picture discs for commission.

Skills Required:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) training provided if necessary.

  • Clean Driving Record.

  • MUST be a people person.  Friendly, outgoing and the ability maintain the highest level. of customer service and interaction at all times.

  • Ability to manage & motivate seasonal employees.

  • This is an active position requiring lifting.

  • Basic Interest and understanding of digital photography and operating a PC.

  • Problem solving abilities.

You are the eyes and ears of the company.  You will have an intimate understanding of the daily operations at SAC.  Your understanding and unique perspective will allow you to help orchestrate the movement of guides, boats and customers each day.

Duration: May 23-Sept 3rd

Compensation: Earnings consist of daily driving wage, trip gratuity, and Picture CD sales.  Expected summer earnings $7500-$9500 including Picture CD commissions.  Tips additional.

Please send a resume and work references to jared@sawtoothadventure.comsockeye

Stanley Idaho

3 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Sawtooth Adventure Co receives the highest ward from
Sawtooth Adventure Company guides have done it again.  For the second year in a row SAC has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.  This certificate indicates that SAC’s level of service is considered within the top 10% of the millions of businesses, worldwide, listed on for its Sun Valley Rafting Trips

Sawtooth Adventure does it again.  2nd rear in a row!

Sawtooth Adventure does it again. 2nd rear in a row! is a huge business referrer for Sawtooth adventure Company.  If you have joined us on a Sawtooth Adventure please take a moment to post a review about your experience and ensure SAC stays #1!

Post a Review

4 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on SAC + Middle Fork of the Salmon = Awesome!


 Sawtooth Adventure Company offering Middle Fork of the Salmon trips in 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Its official, pending Forest Service and Idaho Licensing Board approval, Sawtooth Adventure Company and Rocky Mountain River Tours are joining forces to continue Rocky’s 35 year tradition on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon.  Roni, Maya and I are ecstatic to offer the  #1 River Trip in America to our SAC friends,  family, and clientele.  Imagine 100 miles of pristine wilderness, world class rapids, hot springs galore, amazing food and ridiculously good fly fishing!


Wow…lots of big and exciting changes are happening in 2013. One of the most exciting, the addition of RMRT’s guides to our crew.   The RMRT crew has set the standard for Idaho guides and we can’t wait to  learn their Middle Fork secrets and stories.    Equally as exciting…after 30 years  Rocky Mountain River Tours will be returning to Idaho’s famous Salmon River of No Return!

Beginning this spring,  our Family Rafting Trips on Idaho’s Wild & Scenic Salmon River will be offered by Rocky Mountain River Tours and operated out of our New Wilderness River Headquarters in Salmon, Idaho.  We cannot wait to inject Rocky’s 35 years experience and world-renowned Dutch Oven cuisine to our increasingly popular  family rafting vacations!

Sawtooth Adventure Company will continue to offer the best in 1-Day Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking & Fly Fishing for Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley, and Sun Valley Idaho visitors.  FYI…SAC received’s highest ranking of excellence in 2012 !

Exciting things are happening daily.  Stay in touch!

Sawtooth Adventure Co. Facebook                        Sawtooth Adventure Co. Twitter

Rocky Mountain River Tours Facebook               Rocky Mountain Twitter

As always, give Jared a call at 1-866-774-4644 for more details.

Copyright © 2007-2017 Sawtooth Adventure Company all rights reserved - 866.774.4644 designed by a surfer