The leaves are changing, there is snow in the forecast and rumors of La Nina returning with a vengeance. Before we completely forget about the warm Idaho sun, crystal clear waters of the Salmon River and the silence of the Frank Church Wilderness… We want to thank you.
2011 Annual Kids Trip
The SAC crew would like to thank all of the new friends we made during the 2011 rafting season. All in all… It was the most successful summer, ever!
One of the most common questions we receive from inquiring guests is…
“Why Sawtooth Adventure Company?”
Obviously we think SAC is the best in the business, but then again… We own the operation. There is a fine line between tooting our own horn and explaining why Sawtooth Adventure Company is the best decision for your Family Rafting Adventure. In the end when choosing a commercial outfitter the devil is in the details.
#1 in Idaho – The fact that TripAdvisor ranked Sawtooth Adventure Company as the #1 tour in Idaho under Top-Rated things to do in Idaho speaks loudly.
Experience – On our Sun Valley Rafting Trips in Stanley- SAC has been in business for 11 summers, longer than the competitiion. While they claim 25+ years, the reality is their name is 25 years old, but all the owners/managers are new in the last 7 years.
We are what we do – Family Rafting Trips- raising a young rafter (10 years old) we completely understand what is necessary to make it a fun, safe and enjoyable experience for your kids as well as parents.
Safety – Our number #1 concern. SAC has safely hosted 20,000 kids and adults down Idaho’s Salmon River. All SAC guides have experience in wilderness travel, wilderness emergency medicine and swiftwater rescue. SAC guides live to run the Class IV High Adventure Trips and when the water is running high and the rapids are pumping…..nothing replaces experience.
Guides – SAC guides are professionals. They consist of college grads, school teachers, master students and collegiate athletes. They are required to participate in an annual, week-long wilderness river training trip as well as a 3-day training for our Sun Valley Rafting Trips.
Quality Equipment – When running wilderness river trips quality equipment is paramount. SAC replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
Reputation – SAC has a reputation of a professionally ran, top quality service. This reputation began years ago when SAC owners graduated with a degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Today this reputation continues through our great guides, safe trips, huge number of return clientele and unmatched customer service.
Whether its your first experience on a wild river, or your 50th, give Sawtooth Adventure a try and we guarantee you’ll be back for more.
Most people know Sun Valley Resort offers world renowned snow skiing. But, for those in the know…..it truly shines as a mountain getaway for a summer family adventure.
The Ketchum & Sun Valley area is like Disneyland for the active outdoor family. Miles of paved bike paths connect dozens of outdoor activities guaranteed to match your family’s adventurous expectations. Not to mention the plethora of activities in the surrounding mountains. Sun Valley Resort is the perfect luxurious home base to explore the rugid Boulder, White clouds, Smokey and Sawtooth Mountains.
Few destinations offer such a wide variety of family friendly activities all while enjoying the relaxed pace and high end amenities of this rocky mountain town.
Here are just a few of the family friendly adventures found in the Stanley, Ketchum/Sun Valley Area
As the President of the Stanley/Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce I am very excited to announce the new Stanley, Idaho Chamber website. This new and powerful site will serve as a useful tool for visitors planning an adventure in this magical valley.
The new Stanley Idaho Blog will offer area businesses a great opportunity to highlight special events, sales and promotions.
Stanley, Idaho is an amazingly unique, off-the-beaten path Rocky Mountain destination that should be on every persons list who seeks out beautiful and wild places.
The Salmon River and the Sawtooth Mountains merge in this vast valley to create one of the most picturesque mountain towns in the West.
Remember, the absolute best view of the Sawtooths and Stanley is from a raft on our scenic float trips through the valley.
This time of year I answer hundreds of phone calls asking about our family rafting trips on the Salmon River north of Sun Valley, Idaho. In an effort to best serve our clients I have included a list of frequently asked questions.
1. Q: Do you have trips that are safe for kids? A: I am a parent of an 8 year old daughter and fully understand and appreciate this question. Both our Scenic Float and Half Day Rafting Trips are great for kids. Our class III whitewater trip is a great introduction to river rafting for kids 4 years and older. For the moms out there… We take special precautions when boating with young children, give us a call for further explanation.
2. Q: How long have you been in business? A: This is our 9th season on the Salmon River, the longest tenure amongst our competitors. Since 2001 we have hosted more than 20,000 guests and run the most Class IV trips on the Salmon. Our Salmon River guides are professional, mature (ages 24-33), intelligent(all college grads)characters that return year after year. We take your safety very seriously. Yes, on occasion guests might fall in the river, but your trained guides will have you back in the boat in no time.
3. Q: Do you offer group discounts and will you match your competitions price? A: Yes, we offer a group discount for groups of 6+ and will always match our competitor’s price for a similar service. That being said, I will only match their price if I can afford to offer a very safe, fun and high quality trip.
Give us a call, or start your adventure at sawtoothadventure.com.