Redfish Lake Cross Country Skiing

The 42nd most popular XC Ski in Idaho.

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Near Stanley in the Sawtooth National Forest, the road to Redfish Lake is groomed cross country ski route in the winter and offers spectacular views of the lake and of the Sawtooth Mountains.

To reach the cross country skiing at Redfish Lake, head south out of Stanley on State Route 75 for roughly 4.8 miles. Redfish Lake Road is on the right.

Overall, Redfish Lake is the 42nd most popular cross country ski area of all 43 Nordic ski destinations in Idaho. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Redfish Lake including Galena Lodge, Sawtooth Valley Trails - Alturas Lake and Sawtooth Valley Trails - Park Creek.


Local Contact(s):  SNF (208) 774-3000; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Sawtooth Avalanche Info (208) 765-7323.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Galena Lodge Yurts (208) 726-4010

Luxury Loding:  Knob Hill Inn, Ketchum

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kneadery, Ketchum; Perry's 208-726-7703

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  19509