Start with an easy climb up a jeep road to an interesting, rock strewn single track trail down to Elk Meadows. Continue, eyeballing the views of the Sawtooth mountains to more single track and a final descent down a fast jeep road to the car. A good intro to the Sawtooth recreation area.
How to get there:
West of Stanley on HWY21 about 7mi locate Stanley Lake Road. Drive up to the campground on the right about 2 miles and park here. The road that meets Stanley Lake Road on the right is the end of the loop. Ride up Stanley Lake road past the campgrounds to where the road begins to climb steeply. Continue up road until single track is seen on left, there will be a trail register there. Ride down rocky, bumpy trail and pay close attention. Bust out of the woods onto a huge meadow. Take the right fork and ride along the right side of the meadow. Meet up with a jeep road and hang a right. Continue on this road to Stanley Lake road and the car.