Featuring 756,000 acres with views of the Sawtooth Mountains, the area is known for its rugged beauty and wide range of recreational opportunities. The headwaters of four major rivers, over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet, and over 300 high-mountain alpine lakes beckon adventure enthusiasts for hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. The Stanley Ranger Station is the Recreation Area’s best entrance from which you can easily access numerous trails and lakes as well as obtain information, area maps, and a narrated automobile tour highlighting the area’s history and most impressive sights.