September 19-22, 2024 - Sawtooth Lodge, Grandjean, Idaho - A gathering of camper vans and overlanders starting on the autumnal equinox at the gateway to the Sawtooth Mountains. Enjoy live music, natural hot springs, amazing trails, while camping with us featuring on-site restrooms, hot showers, geothermal pool, lodge with dining menu.
Vanquinox
Things to do while attending Vanquinox

Things to do while attending Vanquinox

  • Day hike to Trail Creek Lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/idaho/trail-creek-lakes-from-grandjean-trailhead
  • Mountain bike, e-bike, motorbike the Wapiti Creek Trail up to a ridgeline with amazing views, optional loop taking Blue Jay Trail and the main road back
  • Fly fish for native rainbow trout in the South Fork of the Payette just feet from the main camp area
  • Go to the Salmon River about an hour away and try your luck fishing for Steelhead (the season opens early this year on 9/1, not the usual 10/15)
  • Day trip to Bull Trout lake, or go to Stanley and beyond to Redfish Lake for some beach time
  • Book a horseback ride into the Sawtooth wilderness with the outfitters at Sawtooth Lodge right on site, the stables a stone throw from the camp site
  • Take a swim in the on-site geothermal heated swimming pool
  • Explore the area and search for late season huckleberries
  • Take a 1/4 mile or so walk to Sacajawea natural undeveloped hot springs and soak in the amazing gem clear waters with no sulphur smell
  • Plan a backpacking excursion into the Sawtooth mountains immediately before or after Vanquinox
  • At the end of the day treat yourself to one of the best huckleberry milkshakes you’ll find in Sawtooth Lodge