Wilderness Permits

The Forest Service requires all visitors to the Sawtooth Wilderness to obtain a permit. Groups of eight or more or any stock users must obtain their permit from a Forest Service office. All other users can self-issue a permit at the trailhead.

Visitors to the White Clouds or Hemingway-Boulders Wildernesses need not have a permit. However, if traveling in a group of 8 or more, they must still contact the Sawtooth NRA Headquarters office or the Stanley Ranger Station.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters: 208-727-5000

Stanley Ranger Station: 208-774-3000