Below is a map of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecast area with zone boundaries and a few geographical reference points. Scroll down to view a list of common backcountry locations and their associated forecast zones.

The table below has an alphabetical list of common backcountry destinations and the Avalanche Forecast zone you would check before heading out. When a location is near the boundary of multiple zones, it’s worth checking the Avalanche Forecast for the neighboring zones as well. When this is the case, multiple zones are listed in the table.

Location Forecast Zone(s)
Baker, Brodie, Apollo, Norton Cks Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Basin Butte Overlook Banner Summit
Beaver Creek Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Boulder Mtns Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Boulder Mtns foothills Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Boundary Creek Boat Launch Banner Summit
Bruce Meadows Banner Summit
Copper Mountain Banner Summit
Couch Summit Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Coyote & Tornak Huts Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns, Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Deer Creek Summit Banner Summit
Dollarhide Summit Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns, Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Durrance Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Eagle & Lake Ck headwaters Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
East Fork Baker Ck Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Frenchman Ck Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns, Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Little Wood drainage Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
McGown Peak Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Pioneer Mtns foothills Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Pioneer Mtns over 10,000′ elevation Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Placer, Castle Ck headwaters Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Pole Ck, Germania Ck, Gr& Prize Gulch Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Salmon River Headwaters Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns, Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Sawtooth Mtns Huts Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Smiley Creek Sawtooths & Western Smoky Mtns
Sun Mountain, Triple Peaks (Lake Ck) Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Titus, Cross Mountain, Mushroom Ridge Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns
Warm Springs Ck drainage & Bald Mtn Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
Wells Summit Soldiers & Wood River Valley Mtns
White Cloud Mtns Galena Summit & Eastern Mtns