Sawtooth NRA Headquarters

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters is located just off Hwy 75 in a beautiful building which includes the North Fork Visitor Center. There are many animals on display including a gray wolf, red fox, badger, wolverine, mountain goat, pine martin, great horned owl, and sandhill crane. We offer free brochures and information on hiking, camping, and the history of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. We have books, maps, and souveniers available for purchase. There are numerous hiking/skiing trails just outside the visitor center and wildlife including black bear, moose, elk, mountain lion and wolves are in the area. For more information please call the Sawtooth NRA Headquarters at (208)727-5000.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm. Begenning November 25th we will also be open Saturdays through December 16th from 8:30am-5pm.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Please keep all pets on a leash. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Ketchum, Idaho.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Information Center: For information please contact the Sawtooth NRA at (208)727-5000.


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

The Harriman trail begins eight miles north of Ketchum at the Sawtooth NRA Headquarters, and gains a gentle 1200 ft. in elevation as it winds its way north and west to Galena Lodge. It follows the course of the Big Wood river, alternating through spacious meadows, aspen stands and lodgepole forests, always with the majestic Boulder Mountain Range as a scenic backdrop. Activities include hiking, mountain biiking, fishing and observing birds and wildlife, and horseback riding from Baker Creek north. In winter, the trail is groomed for Nordic skiing, serving as a vital link in the North Valley Trails system. Other North Valley Trails include Grinder Loop, Psycho, Rip and Tear, Cherry Creek Loop, Titus lake, Old Toll Road, and Gladiator Pass Trails.


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Winter Sports

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Picnic tables
Interpretive Site
Tent camping
Camping trailer