Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Backpacking

An overview of the outstanding hiking, mountain biking, and backpacking opportunities in the Ketchum/SunValley area of Idaho.

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The town of Ketchum, Idaho, next to the Sun Valley resort, makes a fantastic home base for regional outventures stretching from the towns of Stanley to Hailey.  This area holds amazing gems like the Sawtooth National Forest, which encompasses the amazing Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness, and the Pioneer Mountains.

The town of Ketchum, alone, is worth visiting.  It is a small, charming town with little shops and boutiques, great restaurants, and all the outdoors equipment you need for great outventures.  But the real draw of Ketchum, at least for us, is the amazing outdoor opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and backpacking.  The area seems to have almost an endless supply of beautiful scenery and trails.

The hiking and backpacking in the Ketchum area is world class, particularly in Sawtooth National Forest.  It is hard not to find gorgeous views all over the forest and the trails are well maintained.  Better yet, the trails are built to interconnect in many areas, allowing for excellent hiking and backpacking loops.

Then, there is the mountain biking accessible from Ketchum.  Ketchum is known as one of the main mountain biking destination towns in the United States.  With hundreds of miles of well built mountain biking trails, tons of backcountry riding, and lift accessed riding at Sun Valley, there is more than enough quality trail near Ketchum to fill a week’s vacation with just mountain biking.

Regardless of your preferred discipline, you will find outstanding hiking, mountain biking, and backpacking opportunities in Ketchum and its surrounds.  To help you get started, we present below some of our favorite outventures in the Ketchum area.  Just click on the pictures to read the associated articles.  OUTventure on!

Hiking Articles

Hiking to Alice Lake
Hike - Pettit Lake Trail to Alice Lake
Hiking to Sawtooth Lake
Hike - Sawtooth Lake
Hike to Goat Lake
Hike - Goat Lake

Mountain Biking Articles

Mountain Biking in Sun Valley, Idaho
MTB - Sun Valley
Mountain Biking Adam's Gulch, Ketchum, Idaho
MTB - Adams Gulch
Croy Creek Mountain Biking Trails, Hailey, Idaho
MTB - Croy Creek
Galena Lodge Mountain Bike Trails
MTB - Galena Lodge
North of Ketchum Mountain Biking Trails, Ketchum, Idaho
MTB - North of Ketchum

Backpacking Articles

White Clouds Loop, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho
Backpack - White Clouds Loop
Backpacking the Alice Toxaway Lakes Loop
Backpack - Alice-Toxaway Lakes Loop
Backpacking to Imogene Lake
Backpack - Imogene Lake

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