When visitors come to the Sawtooth Wilderness there is no shortage of amazing lakes that they can hike or ride to. We are frequently asked which lake is the best when it comes to do doing an all day trail ride. We have so many options to choose from, depending on the group’s riding ability and ages, but without a doubt, one of our favorite lakes to spend the day at is Alice Lake.
Alice Lake is one of the Sawtooth’s most scenic lakes and has a gorgeous trail that varies in scenery the whole way up! The ride begins from the Pettit Lake trail head. The horses follow the well-worn path through a lodgepole forest, past Pettit Lake and up to a beautiful glacial valley. The trail then climbs up the valley, through several creek crossings and opens up for spectacular views of the sheer granite walls and peaks all around you. After seven miles of this amazing country, we dismount and take a few hours to enjoy the quiet majesty of Alice Lake. We provide a hearty lunch that includes a sandwhich, chips, fruit and a homemade cookie. Of course, we always accommodate any guests with specific food allergies or preferences.
Some people prefer to hike around the lake while others pack a book and sit beside the still waters to enjoy the solitude. Some people bring along their fishing pole and try their luck at fishing for spotted brook trout.
For many, this beautiful yet long and rocky trail would be more than they could hike to in a day. Doing a guided trail ride with us allows them to see some of the most spectacular country that Idaho has to offer. The all day trail ride to Alice Lake is truly a phenomenal Idaho Wilderness Experience.
Alice Lake is an all time favorite for Idaho Locals from nearby Sun Valley to international visitors. Call us today to check on availability for this ride! 208-774-3591