Home to Sawtooth Adventure Company. Located in the Sawtooth Valley in central Idaho and sits at 6,250 ft elevation. Stanley, Idaho is surrounded by the Sawtooth Mountains, The Frank Church Wilderness and White Cloud Mountains. Idaho’s famous Salmon River of No Return flows past Stanley from its origin 30 miles up stream, on its 900 mile journey to the Pacific Ocean.
Stanley, Idaho summer weather
Stanley, Idaho has a reputation as the “coldest place in the lower 48”. While winters can be brutally cold, it gets its reputation for its cold summer mornings. It is not uncommon for Stanley to dip into the lower 30’s and upper 20’s at any point during the summer months. The fluctuation of temperature between 6am and 11AM can easily swings 60 degrees. This is due to the majority of land surrounding Stanley is above 9000 ft. The cold air pours into the valley in the mornings and a temperature inversion sets hold until the sun warms the valley floor . Stanley sits at the bottom of the Sawtooth Valley where all that cold air pools.