Spending time in Sun Valley you will surely want to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather, winter or summer. There are so many outdoor activities to choose from, but with this helpful guide, you will have some tips and tricks as to some of the great activities Sun Valley has to offer (besides the amazing skiing!).
Fly Fishing- Once the warm weather has started, and the fish season has officially started, Sun Valley holds many great locations to feed your need for fishing. However, guided fishing trips are available year-round. Big Wood River is one of the most popular destinations especially for trout fishing. However, with the swift water, it might make for a more challenging endeavor if you are new to fly fishing. Another great spot to drop your line is at the Silver Creek. Located about 40 miles south of Sun Valley, this area is great for rainbow and brown trout. Another great aspect of the fishing in Sun Valley is that this area boasts around 300 days of sunshine. Fishing here can happen whenever you have the proper equipment and clothing with you.
Biking- Many people love to come to Sun Valley to enjoy the expansive trail systems on their bikes. There are several different places to enjoy downhill riding, cross country trails, or road biking areas as well. This year marks the 20th anniversary of lift accessible bike runs at the Sun Valley Resort. If whizzing past trees and the need for speed is up your alley, consider spending some summer days at the Sun Valley Resort. Lift tickets for bike access are $42 a day. These bike passes are usually strictly used for those who are avid downhill bikers. If a slower pace is more your speed, there are plenty of paved paths that are great for families. Sun Valley boasts 30 miles of paved paths that are car-free. With paved paths as well as single track and downhill areas, Sun Valley will have a special place for all bikers to go exploring.
Ice Skating- Summer or Winter, Sun Valley is home to some of the best ice skating shows. Each summer, starting July 4th, there are a series of ice skating shows that take place for people to watch and enjoy. The rink is outside, and the venue is spectacular. If you are looking to get on the ice yourself, there is an indoor rink open all year, and an outdoor rink during the winter.
River Activities- Sometimes getting out for some adventure on the rivers in Idaho is exactly what some people seek when coming to Sun Valley. Whether you want to kayak, raft, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, the river system in Sun Valley will have something for you. If you are looking to have a more luxury guided rafting experience, look no further than the Far and Away River Adventures. Here they will get you decked out for your river adventure. These outfitters get you and your adventure buddies headed out on multi-day raft trips that are journeys of a lifetime in the summer.
Hiking or Snow Shoeing- Do you want to enjoy the beautiful mountain without strapping on skis or careening down on a mountain bike? Get on the trails to hike in the summer or snowshoe in the winter. You'll get all of the beautiful views with a much more serene activity.
Sun Valley has so many wonderful opportunities to get outside and enjoy. Summer or Winter, this place is really something special and there are so many great activities to engage in. Visiting here will surely make for some lifetime memories for you and your loved ones to carry for years to come.