As we continue our “Turn” series, this month we’re heading north toward Ketchum and Sun Valley, where there’s always a ton of activities going on. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the favorites.
It just so happens that this coming weekend is Wagon Days, this event is SO MUCH FUN! This is an opportunity where Ketchum celebrates the days before railroads or automobiles reached the town with its 60th year celebration of Wagon Days. Come to Main Street and watch the largest, non-motorized parade in the Pacific Northwest. Basque dancers, marching bands and western cowboys travel by horse, mule or foot – anything goes as long as there is no motor. For more information on the coming event, click here.
If you’re looking to spend the morning in the great outdoors, take a hike up Bald Mountain—the views are worth every second of heavy breathing, we promise! Or you can head up to famous Pioneer Cabin (insider secret—hike from Corral Creek trailhead for an easier way up and back!)
Not into hiking? There are plenty of amazing mountain bike trails to explore and various shops around town where you can rent a top-of-the-line bike to make your experience the best possible. You can also schedule a tee time at one of the many golf courses around Sun Valley. From every tee box and green, the views and the company are some of the best. So strap on the helmet or dust off those clubs and enjoy some fresh mountain air!
As you’re probably aware, the Big Wood River and its tributaries offer some of the best fly-fishing you can imagine. If you’re not sure where to begin, look up the guided fly fishing shops in town on visitsunvalley.com.
Once your adventures are done for the day, you’ll probably be starving. Luckily, the Ketchum/Sun Valley area boasts some of the best restaurants around. From a burger at Grumpy’s to prime rib at Pioneer Saloon, there are lots of great options for dining. Despite the community’s small size, there are a ton of cultural food choices as well; Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese, Mexican and more!
So next time you leave the airport, check in with Visit Sun Valley to see what’s going on in the north end of the valley and make a left at the light!
Thanks for flying through SUN.