21 Jun Sun Valley – the Place to Vacation in the Summer
Whether your idea of a vacation is to chill out and relax or it’s gotta be full of adventure, Sun Valley in the Summer is the place to go.
Either way, you’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll need a vacation from your vacation.
There’s so much to do and not do, you won’t know what to do first.
If hiking, is your thing, there’s a trail for everyone!
Over 40 miles of trails are located within a 5-mile radius of Ketchum.
Area residents use these trails daily as “exercise trails.”
For a variety of hikes that aren’t too far from your car, Adams Gulch is a popular spot.
Feeling more adventurous? The four mile loop at Taylor Canyon is full of wildflowers and mountain vistas.
If riding on two wheels is more your style, biking in Sun Valley, can be an adventurous 3,400 feet of vertical drop from the top of Bald Mountain to the valley floor.
In addition to mountain biking and the trails, Ketchum also boasts a bike park with closed loop pump tracks suitable for everyone from kids to adults.
No bike, no problem, there are many bike rental shops in the area.
If swinging a club and yelling “fore” is on your vacation agenda, Sun Valley has you covered.
There are three public golf courses in the area that offer both recreational and serious golfer’s a challenge with views:
- Trail Creek: 18 holes, 6,968 yards, par 72
- Elkhorn: 9 holes, 3,605 yards, par 36
- White Cloud 9: 18 holes, 7,214 yards, par 72
And we have a special package for you at Knob Hill Inn: Best of Baldy in the Summer Special
While true that Bald Mountain is a skier’s dream, did you know that it is also a great place for summer sightseeing?
After a relaxing night’s rest and a hearty breakfast at Knob Hill Inn, fill up your keepsake water bottle and set off on an adventure.
Take in the panoramic views of Idaho’s highest peaks as you ride a gondola to the top of the mountain.
Then spend the afternoon hiking and exploring.
Refuel with lunch at the Roundhouse Lodge using your Sun Valley gift card.
Finally, return to your guestroom to kick back and relax before a delightful dinner at The Grill.
Your summer adventure is waiting as this package includes:
- Two-night stay
- Round-trip sightseeing/hiking gondola lift ticket for two (option to upgrade to the mountain biking lift ticket)
- $50 Sun Valley gift card good for dining at the Roundhouse Lodge
- $100 dining credit at The Grill at Knob Hill
If you prefer to walk on the slow side of things, shopping in Ketchum might be the right activity.
Stroll through the streets while window shopping and stopping in many of the boutiques, book stores, art galleries and gift shops.
When you stay at Knob Hill Inn, relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in our indoor heated pool or wind down in the hot tub or sauna.
Glass doors open to the deck, so the outdoors can be enjoyed.
Star gazing is always encouraged in Sun Valley and the surrounding area since it is classified as a Dark Sky Reserve.
No effort needed here – just look up and be amazed!
The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is happening June 28-July 1.
You can learn all about ways to take care of your mind, body and spirit if you attend.
A little later in the Summer, the Sun Valley Music Festival kicks off at the end of July and is a great place for an evening of family fun.
If you’re traveling with your kids and they love getting wet, Sun Valley’s splash parks are the place for you.
These playgrounds feature spraying, misting, and streaming water for cool summer fun.
Check out the Rainmaker Splash Park and Memory Park in Ketchum.
When nothing but full immersion will do, plunge into the always-chilly Big Wood River.
Popular swimming holes can be found under the railroad bridge north of the hospital, and at Big Rock near the Big Wood Church.
(Keep an eye on water levels as the flows can be high in early summer).
Water loving kids won’t want to miss the two-story indoor waterslide at the Wood River YMCA in Ketchum.
In conclusion, we can’t wait to see you in Sun Valley for your Summer vacation!