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    Stanley, Idaho: A Small-Town Slice Of Outdoor Adventure

    Snowcapped mountains, river-rafting for every skill level — and glorious yurts.

    This article was collaboratively written by Amy Asciutto + Buzzy, our creative AI assistant.

    When I first heard about Stanley, Idaho, I sort of thought it was a made-up place. But after a quick Google search, I discovered this hidden gem nestled right in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains did, in fact, exist. I'm talking about a place that offers river rafting, yurt stays, and small town vibes all in one little slice of paradise.

    Here are just a few reasons why Stanley, Idaho, should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

    1. The Sawtooth Mountains are breathtaking.

    Sawtooth Mountains in Stanly, Idaho

    2. There’s river rafting and kayaking galore.

    A woman river-rafting

    3. Even with all the available adventure, there are still plenty of small town vibes.

    A fisherman holding up a fish he caught in Stanley, Idaho

    4. Did I mention the yurts???

    Yurts in Stanley, Idaho

    Now, I should mention that there is one downside to all of this awesomeness — and that's getting there. Stanley is a bit hard to reach. You'll need to fly into Boise, which can be a bit pricey, and then rent a car to drive. But trust me, it's worth it. Once you're there, you'll feel like you've stumbled upon a secret paradise that only a select few are lucky enough to experience.

    A tourist in Stanly, Idaho

    So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. I'll be over here trying not to let my jealousy show.

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