The Sawtooth Mountains were one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite places, and it is easy to see why. With backcountry as rugged as it is beautiful, you too will fall in love with this enchanting region.
Beginning in Boise, we ride alongside the Arrow Rock Lake and the Boise River. Cycling upriver, we ascend into the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Don't let the harsh name fool you, these jagged peaks in fact harbor the most delicate of jewel-like lakes and natural hot springs dot the landscape, punctuating the forests and rivers with their bubbling energy.
Once home to early trappers and explorers, the Sawtooth Mountains have a rich history. From old boomtowns like Idaho City to modern tourist towns like Sun Valley, we cycle right through Idaho's fascinating heritage.
Duration / Mileage: 6 Days, 190-265 Miles
Accommodations: Camping or Inns
Fitness Ratings: 6
Terrain: Plenty of elevation change with moderate climbs and a few mountain passes.
Departure: Fly or drive to Boise, ID