One of the best-loved day hikes is the one to Pioneer Cabin, which rises 2,400 feet in just four miles.
You’ll get awesome views of the Pioneer Mountains, and end up at the Pioneer Cabin, which goes all the way back to the ’30s.
The Galena Lodge is an idyllic winter escape, with Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing. They rent out yurts with wood stoves to keep you nice and toasty on a chilly winter night.They’re only accessible by “human power” -- meaning you need to be able to ski or snowshoe your way to them, but the onsite sauna and remote locations are well worth the trek.If you’ve heard of Sun Valley, it’s likely thanks to a long history as the country’s first destination ski resort, dating back to its early days attracting icons like Ernest Hemingway and Ingrid Bergman.So yes, skiing here should definitely be on your bucket list if you like to hit the slopes.Plus, they get a ton of their produce from their “back alley” farm and even make their own pickles in house. In nearby Stanley, Redfish Lake is about an hour’s drive into the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains and well worth the mini-road trip.
Once there, you’ll find a super remote setting with crystal blue waters.
(Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, and Bill Gates all have homes in the area.) While you’re keeping an eye out for current stars, enjoy the outdoor skating rink, hot pools, spa, and shopping on site.
There are over 400 miles of mountain biking available in Sun Valley, and there’s even MORE hiking trail mileage to potentially cover.
But there’s so much more to this small mountain town.
From hiking to fly fishing to roughing it in a cozy yurt, Sun Valley is a year-round destination.
When you’re ready for something a bit more upscale, CK’s Real Food is the place to make a reservation.