Summer in Sun Valley, Idaho
Winter is only part of Sun Valley’s story. After all, this is Idaho—a place that harbors more wilderness than anywhere in the Lower 48. Sun Valley offers world-class golf courses, plenty of luxury accommodations and gourmet al fresca dining, but camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking in the many rivers and rugged, surrounding mountains define summer in Sun Valley.
Sun Valley summer vacation
One of the best ways to see and explore Sun Valley’s rivers, peaks, forests and wildflower fields is by horseback. Some of the horseback options include rides on Dollar Mountain, all-day expeditions with cookouts and scenic wagon rides, perfect for families.
If you love great views, wildlife and nature, Sun Valley hiking heaven is for you. Trails for every ability, as well as guided treks and shuttles, make it easy for hikers to hit the trails. With three mountain ranges, the Pioneers, Boulders and Smoky Mountains, there are endless peaks to summit, as well as alpine lakes, wildflowers and more to see and explore in Sun Valley. Also, Sun Valley resort offers lift-served hiking on Bald Mountain.
Sun Valley hosts an annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival in June, so you know bike culture is big part of what makes this resort town tick. Sun Valley resort’s Bald Mountain has lift-served bike terrain with a vertical drop of 3,400 feet. Sun Valley is a bike-centric mountain resort, and if you have a taste for singletrack, you’ll love cross-country biking in around this mountain resort. Sun Valley is home to more than 30 miles of paved bike trails, and endless road biking routes. From gentle to strenuous, Sun Valley has rides for cyclists of all tastes and fitness levels.
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely still-water float or an exciting whitewater adventure, Sun Valley's Salmon River has a stretch of river perfect for your taste and ability level of SUP, kayak or rafting. The Idaho Rockies are a beautiful place to cast your line. During your Sun Valley vacation, you have convenient access to waterways like the Big Lost, Little Wood, Big Wood and Salmon Rivers, as well as Silver Creek.