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 /, Thrifty 800-367-2277 /, or Budget 800-527-0700 / 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 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 or call 800-798-6105 to make your reservation. You can also contact Gem Air at or call 2-208-756-7382, or Salmon Air at or call 800-448-3413, or McCall Air at 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

It was a blast ! Middle Fork River Tours was outstanding! The river sets the stage for a wonderful experience. It's fast, clear and beautiful. The guide crew with over a 100 years combined experience on the Middle Fork was outstanding. Their knowledge and obvious love of the river allowed us to enjoy the river in a safe yet exciting way. Our in camp experience was just as fun. The food was great !
Aug 28, 2016