Ketchum isn’t selfish. It wants you to hike its trails. Fish its rivers. Bike it’s paths. It’s thrilled when you swim its lakes. Or hit a ball down its fairways. All it asks is that you remember one thing: to always come back and enjoy it again.
Ketchum was made to satisfy every two-wheeler’s fantasy. Dirt, road or a little of both. Trails crisscross in and out of the mountains. Scenic highways are paved with serenity. And an impressive trail system connects Ketchum with three other surrounding towns. For those just getting started, rentals, mountain biking lessons and guided adventures are available from several local area shops. Or, take one of our complimentary cruiser or fat bikes for a spin.
Bring your Blue Wing Olives. Your Charlie Boy Hoppers. Your Muddy Buddys and Madame Xs. The fly fishing waters around Ketchum are Blue Ribbon all the way. Simply provide the most attractive looking meal you can, and expect to pull in your share of rainbows, browns, brooks, cutthroats, steelheads and Chinooks. We’ll help you get to know the most prime sections of Silver Creek, The Big Wood, The Big Lost, Copper Basin, The Little Wood and the headwaters of the Salmon River.
Bring your clubs. Three challenging public courses offer plenty of opportunities to tee it up and let it rip. Be prepared though, at this altitude your ball will go a little farther. Once you’ve adjusted your game for the thinner air, head over to Sun Valley’s own Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship course, which Golf Digest consistently ranks as one of the “Top 75 Resort Courses,” for the best golf in the state.
The Sawtooth Mountains are just begging to feel the bottom of your boots...and paws. From the steep to the sublime. you’ll find the perfect hike for every man, woman, child, group, family and family dog. Definitely talk with our Summer Adventure Concierge about your best bets depending on the weather forecast and how far you want to hoof it.
Shoot some rapids. Windsurf some waves. Float a stream. Just don’t stand up in your canoe. For a landlocked state, we’re pretty lucky to be surrounded by so much water. Explore the area's lakes, rivers and streams. Or, area outfitters will have you rafting, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, tubing and waterskiing to the point you’ll practically grow gills.
Ketchum may be more Mellow West than Wild West these days, but the horses don’t seem to mind. They’re happy to share their trails with all bikers hikers and dogs. From pony rides, to trail rides into the mountains — even multi-day outfitted expeditions — we’ll set you up with one of many trustworthy outfitters who will gladly welcome you into their tech-free, take-it-easy way of life.