Stanley, Idaho
Visitor Information

When planning to visit Stanley in Central Idaho, explore this page to find necessary information to plan your trip with information on how to get there and types of transportation. Links under community websites can guide you to local history, the latest events, and what attractions this small community has to offer. Be sure to contact the Chamber of Commerce for additional information such as maps of the area. Explore this page for details to aid in planning your adventure to Stanley.

Stanley has an ideal situation within the Rockies. It is surrounded by the White Cloud, the Boulder and Sawtooth Mountain Ranges, and many of the spectacular peaks are over 10,000 feet. Three national forests; Boise, Challis and Sawtooth encompass the town. Additionally the Sawtooth Wilderness, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area provide outdoor recreational opportunities close by. Stanley lies on the upper Salmon River in a wide-open part of the valley known as the Stanley Basin. It is about 130 miles east of Boise, the capital of Idaho.

Getting to Stanley
The three routes into town - ID 21 from the north or south, and ID 75 from the east, are all designated scenic byways. The byways are: the Sawtooth Scenic Byway from the south, the Ponderosa Scenic Byway from the north, and the Salmon River Scenic Byway from the east. Closest Interstate is I-84 to the south.

Chamber of Commerce

Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce
Listings for lodging, guides & outfitters, restaurants and shops. Request a brochure.

City Information

City of Stanley. PO Box 53, Stanley, ID 83278. Phone: 208-774-2286; Fax: 208-774-2278.

Community/Commercial Websites

Visit Idaho. Toll-free: 1-800-847-4843.
Official website by the Idaho Department of Commerce that provides descriptions of the cities, towns and public lands in Idaho. Find links to chambers of commerce, annual events, accommodations, recreation and restaurants.

Visit Stanley Idaho
This website features articles about Stanley and its surrounding area.


Stanley Community Library. 240 Niece Avenue, PO Box 230, Stanley, ID 83278. Phone: 208-77-2470.

Ranger Station

Sawtooth National Recreation Area - Stanley Office. HC64, Box 9900, Stanley, ID 83278. Phone: 208-774-3000.


Sawtooth Camera
Located in Stanley north of Valley Creek, this cam points southwest. Image updates every 10 minutes during daylight hours.

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