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Not a Clue

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Anybody have any first hand info on this road? Elevation and how drivable this road with RV and tow? Thanks


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We live in the Boise area and drive up there frequently just for a ride or with our FW in two. The road is a good two lane road, rolling, and with some curves, but no huge elevation gains at all between Salmon and Stanley. It's a beautiful scenic road with a lot of campgrounds and some private RV parks. Between Clayton and Stanley is Torrey's RV Park right on the Salmon River. There are 10 full hookup sites on a grassy field. The owners are great and they have Hafling Horses that are just beautiful. We usually go up there over Memorial Day to camp but there have been more and more people there, whereas we prefer fewer. Any other questions, let me know.


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I just came through there last Thursday pulling my 36' car hauler and the road was fine. Still snow alongside the road in the higher elevations. But the pavement was clear and dry. It was interesting in the avalanche areas with cutoff tree trunks sticking out of the snow banks. As Renee says it's a beautiful drive along the river with many beautiful views





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ReneeG wrote:

We live in the Boise area and drive up there frequently just for a ride or with our FW in two. The road is a good two lane road, rolling, and with some curves, but no huge elevation gains at all between Salmon and Stanley. It's a beautiful scenic road with a lot of campgrounds and some private RV parks. Between Clayton and Stanley is Torrey's RV Park right on the Salmon River. There are 10 full hookup sites on a grassy field. The owners are great and they have Hafling Horses that are just beautiful. We usually go up there over Memorial Day to camp but there have been more and more people there, whereas we prefer fewer. Any other questions, let me know.


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Go to YouTube - there are multiple videos of Hwy 75 from Clayton to Stanley, Challis to Stanley, etc. At least that gives you an idea of what the highway looks like.

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On the Idaho Batholith most of the roads follow the rivers. It is steep country.

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Here's a blog post that may be of interest. Bottom line: the whole area around Stanley and Ketchum (the Sawtooth Natl Recreation Area) -- would be a national park in any other state.

Blog post on the Stanley area

And if there is any way you can boondock, this is the place to do it -- lots of sites, amazing views. That's our trailer in the middle of this shot:

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We drove from Salmon to Stanley on 75 last summer and stayed at the Valley Creek Lodge in Stanley last summer. As others have said the drive is beautiful and a relatively easy drive, no steep grades. There aren't many RV parks in Stanley. The Valley Creek Lodge has few full hookup sites on their parking lot, not much for views but a very convenient to town and the surrounding area. When we were there they were doing what looked like some major renovations at the Redfish lake campground. When completed that would be a scenic campground.


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I tend to shun RV parks but there's a bland RV park at Mountain Village in Stanley. It's right there at #21 & #75 east of the lodge. What's cool is they have their own hot spring with what reminds me of an old one car garage built over it. A door opens on one end to give you a nice view of the Sawtooths. There's a picture of that view at this link. Hot Spring I've stayed here twice as it was the pre-trip meeting spot for a multiday raft trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon.

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As profdant139 stated, all we do is boondock up there. Being from the area, we know many out of the way sites, too numerous to list. The only FS CG we stay at because of family and having CG conveniences is Bull Trout.

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