The more civilized man becomes, the
more he needs and craves a great background of forest wilderness, to which
he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.
-- Ellen Burns Sherman
Mountain goats can be seen on the sheer southern cliffs as you drive
along the Big Wood River from Ketchum/Sun Valley toward Galena Summit.
Black bear, mountain lion, gray wolf and elk inhabit untrailed
drainages throughout the Boulders. The range stretches from Galena
Summit, eastward to Trail Creek Summit and beyond.
Visit this Place:
Trailheads to the Boulder Mountains are located off Highway 75 between
Ketchum and Galena Lodge. Also, from Sun Valley on Trail Creek road 408
and the North Fork Big Lost River canyon road 128. The remote "backside"
of the Boulders is usually accessed from the upper East Fork of the Salmon
River road 120 to West Pass or Bowery Guard Station.
Maps: Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth National
Recreation Area and USGS maps for the area.
Linked destinations are featured further on separate pages and/or
in Outings Archives.
featured hikes are coming soon!
Access: North Fork of the Big Wood River
- Murdock Creek
- East Fork of the North Fork
- North Fork & West Pass
- West Fork of the North Fork, Amber Lakes
Access: Boulder Creek Road
- Boulder Basin
- Left Boulder Creek
- Silver Lake
- Snow Creek Aspen Grove (Also, 1998
- Easley Creek
- Galena Lodge Trails
- Harriman Trail (Galena to SNRA)
- Gladiator Divide
- Galena Summit & The Cross
- Governorís Punchbowl
Access: Trail Creek Road
northeast of Sun Valley
- Trail Creek Beaver (& Moose) Ponds
- Park Creek & High Ridge Trail
- West Fork Trail Creek
Access: Trail Creek Road along Summit
- Little Fall Creek Falls, Basin
- Big Fall Creek Falls, Lake
- Deep Creek
- Lake Creek
- Garden Creek
- Burnt Creek
- Pinto Creek
- Swensen Butte
Access: North Fork Big Lost River Canyon (via Trail Creek Road)
- Bartlett Creek
- Grasshopper Creek
- Horse Creek
- Chicken Creek
- Toolbox Creek-Herd Peak (Also, 1998
- Slide Canyon Waterfall
- Hunter Creek Summit (Also, 1999
- East Pass Waterfall
- Miller Canyon
- North Fork Lake (Also, 1998