Idaho Trails

Sawtooth Mountains

Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains are as spectacular as they are punishing.

Idaho, located in the northwestern U.S., boasts an incredible amount of untouched natural areas, including 2.3-million-acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, a wilderness of rugged mountains, deep canyons and whitewater rivers.

Idaho's geography is extremely diverse, offering snow-capped mountain ranges — the most popular of which is the Sawtooth Range — rapids, lakes and deep canyons. Idaho's Snake River, which flows from the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to the Columbia River in Washington, rushes through Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in the country.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Idaho.