Getting to Stanley Idaho

Most folks fly into Boise and then either rent a car or take an air taxi flight to Stanley. United, Delta, Northwest, Alaska, Southwest, American West, Horizon, Frontier, and Sky West are the carriers that service Boise.


Renting a Car: It is a 3+ hour drive from Boise to Stanley via Highway 21. The drive is very scenic and winds through the Boise National Forest and over high mountain passes. There is no car rental agency with a drop system in Stanley. The best rates we have found are with National 800-227-7368 / www.nationalcar.com, Thrifty 800-367-2277 / www.thrifty.com, or Budget 800-527-0700 / www.drivebudget.com. If you have a large party (8 -10), you can rent or charter a van through Sun Valley Express 877-622-8267, their rate from Boise to Stanley is $500 one way.


Shuttle Service: Caldwell Transportation Company offers Boise to Stanley / Stanley to Boise service. This is a reservation only service that must be made 48 hours in advance. Please call 800-727-9925 or visit www.ctcbus.com for your reservation.


Air Taxi Flight:  It is a 40 minute flight and is the fastest and most convenient way to and from Stanley. You would also have the option to fly out of Salmon, Idaho after the trip, this will save you some time on the bus. Please visit www.sawtoothflyingservices.com or call 800-798-6105 to make your reservation. You can also contact Gem Air at www.gemairflights.com or call 2-208-756-7382, or Salmon Air at www.salmonair.com or call 800-448-3413, or McCall Air at www.McCallAviation.com or call 800-992-6559 to arrange a flight.

If you fly into Stanley, the Mountain Village Lodge has a courtesy van that will pick you up at the airport. Just ask the pilot to give them a call. 

If you drive to Stanley, you will be able to park your car at the Mountain Village Lodge for a $15 weekly charge. 

We have a secure, locked storage room at the Mountain Village Lodge for luggage and other items that you do not want to take on the river.

Thanks for the Memories

"I have been down the river 3 times with Middle Fork River Tours. It is an awesome trip where you can unplug and have fun. I highly recommend this trip to anyone willing to shed the trappings/luxuries of our daily life And experience nature, new friends, adventure, beauty, serenity, great food, and sleeping under the stars. Don't miss it!"

Viscaya - August 2017

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