Trip Tips


Spring is a hidden gem in Sun Valley, discover why with some of our favorite things to do this time of year.

  • Start the day early and head to the mountain for some spring skiing, complete with bluebird skies, bright sunshine, and great snow.
  • Test your skills and your spins on Sun Valley’s year-round outdoor ice skating rink, or play a friendly game of ice hockey at Christina Potters Ice Rink in downtown Ketchum.
  • End your day with stargazing. The clear skies of spring make for the best time to catch shooting stars, a norm here in Sun Valley.


Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with a love for nature.

  • Hit the trails and mountain bike Adams Gulch, a 6.1 mile loop trail.
  • Spend the afternoon fly fishing at Silver Creek, one of the most famous fly fishing rivers in the world.
  • Enjoy happy hour on the deck of Lefty’s Bar & Grill before returning to your guestroom for a good night’s rest.


Ideal for those looking for a calm, relaxing escape in the town of Ketchum.

  • Shop for deals at The Gold Mine Thrift Store, renowned for amazing bargains from designer clothing to the latest in sports gear and everything in between.
  • Grab a great cup of joe at Java on Fourth.
  • Walk through the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens, a community resource showcasing native, cultivated, beautiful plants that flourish at high altitude.
  • Enjoy an amazing dinner at The Grill at Knob Hill, a local hot spot that’s located right at your home.


For those who love to bring their four-legged pal everywhere with them, this one is for you.

  • Play a game of fetch at the off-leash Warm Springs Dog Park.
  • Wash the adventure off at the Laundro-Mutt so your pup is squeaky clean for the rest of vacation.
  • Grab a treat at Thunderpaws Pet Shoppe, a local shop that provides the highest quality pet food and supplies in town.
  • Enjoy a bite at Sawtooth Brewery (dogs are allowed on the deck – bring a coat!)


Want to make the most of your Sun Valley experience? Make sure to check the below stops off your list!

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Kneadery, the #1 breakfast spot in town since 1974.
  • Check out the stunning views at Galena Summit.
  • Grab a famous hand-dipped milkshake at Smiley Creek Lodge (trust us, they’re worth it).
  • Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air and soak in the warm waters of Boat Box Hot Springs in Stanley.
  • Get a bite to eat and a final hot springs soak at Mountain Village Resort.


Sun Valley is known for the adventure around every turn – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little R&R, too.

  • Start your day with a relaxing Bowl of Soul at Java on Fourth.
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating massage at Zenergy, Sun Valley’s premier health club and spa. Guests of Knob Hill Inn can also purchase a day pass to Zenergy for just $30.
  • Let your muscles rest with a relaxing soak or swim in Zenergy’s outdoor saltwater pools and hot tub.
  • Take in the sounds and smells of local Ketchum with dinner at The Grill at Knob Hill.