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Saddleback Lakes

Sun Valley

Beautiful alpine lakes in the sawtooth range.

Hiking Difficult

6.6 km
606 m
49 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Saddleback Lakes Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features low exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 2 km to the maximum altitude of 2.6 km, the route covers 6.6 km, 606 vertical metres of ascent and 49 vertical metres of descent.


Take a boat ride to the Redfish Campground, then take a 4 mile hike in and stay the night, or do 8.2 miles round trip.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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