Stanley was prospected by John Stanley in 1863, and established as a mining supply center in the 1870s.
Stanley is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, created in 1972. The SNRA is a protected wilderness. We offer adventurers and sightseers the opportunity to enjoy nature's wonders now and for generations to come.
Lower Stanley is a quiet place to enjoy the beauty of pristine wilderness. It is one mile northeast of Stanley on Highway 75 along the scenic Salmon River
We offer a wide variety of services to make your stay fun and comfortable.
"The Old West of memory is a blend of history and fiction, a dreamy sort of never-never land that still captures the imagination. Americans East and West remain nostalgic for a past that never really existed outside the movies and western fiction. ..."