Summer Fun Under The Valley Sun

Long comfortable days, cool star-bright nights, and mountain air so clear you can see forever! Summer in Sun Valley is an unforgettable experience, where activities abound, and every day is filled to overflowing.

Ride the lift up Bald Mountain and hike down--or take your bike to the top for a fast and fun descent.

Bat the ball around for a few sets of tennis, then take a dip in our Olympic pool--perhaps you'll do 72 laps for a mile-high-mile!

Or maybe our trails beckon and your morning hike on Proctor Mountain (see the world's first ski lift) will be followed by a family horseback ride up Dollar Mountain in the afternoon. But only if you put off testing your marksmanship skills at Gun Club.

 

Download:  Summer Recreation Guide 

Hiking & Biking

No visit to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to Bald Mountain. The world famous mountain is open to sightseers and adventurers all summer long. Whether you want a relaxing day in the wildflowers, or a challenging journey through the rugged beauty of Idaho's wilderness, a day on Bald Mountain promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Sun Valley offers nearly 28 miles of hiking and biking trails on beautiful Bald Mountain. Feel free to tackle the trails yourself, and discover what  makes the Bald Mountain experience so unique.

Download:  Summer Trail Guide 

For the true "gear head," Bald Mountain offers everything from challenging uphill climbs to extreme downhill switchbacks covering over 3,000 vertical feet. Visit Pete Lane's Mountain Sports for bike rentals and receive a free summer lift day pass when you rent a bike at Pete Lane's.  Click here for Summer Lift Ticket Information.

A five-mile trail system called the Sun Valley White Clouds hiking and biking trail is located directly across the street from the Sun Valley Lodge entrance.  Take a hike around the nine-hole White Clouds golf course with beautiful views of the valley and nearby mountain ranges. 

Pete Lanes Outdoor Advenutres

Idaho has four million acres of designated wilderness, the wildest state of all, with the exception of Alaska. If you want to get a taste of this beautiful state’s hiking and biking trails and other outdoor adventures but don’t know where to begin, stop by Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports Outdoor Adventure Center in the Village shop. You’ll be on the right track in no time!

    Welcome to the free Sun Valley Guided Hike

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    Join one of our local Pete Lane’s staff members for an hour long beautiful hike on the adjacent White Cloud Trails which gives you stunning views of the Sun Valley area, the White Clouds Golf Course, Dollar Mountain and Bald Mountain in the background. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

  • Proctor Mountain Guided Hikes

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    If you want to expand on the Welcome to Sun Valley Hike this is for you!  More vertical, more views, and more miles.  Enjoy old trees in the Witches woods on a thigh burning climb and beautiful wildflowers on your scenic descent.  This is a moderate to advanced hike which will prepare you for any additional hikes you might embark upon during your stay. $29 adults/$19 kids. Tuesdays & Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

  • White Clouds Guided Mountain Bike Ride

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    This intermediate guided mountain bike ride will teach you proper riding etiquette and tips that will make you a better rider.  In addition you will see great views and we will show you all the other great mountain bike trails in the area.  Fun and moderately paced.  12 and under not recommended. great example of some of the many single track mountain biking trails you will find around the Sun Valley area.  $39 per person, $10 for bike rental.  Wednesdays & Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Wheels & Wine Guided Bike Tours

  • Wheels and Wine

    Enjoy a leisurely tour on two wheels through Sun Valley…with a perfect ending…a taste of wine.  This fun, relaxed guided tour gives your guests the lay of the land as well as insight into the rich history of the area.  Cost is $39 person and an additional $10 for a bike.  Thursday & Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Outdoor Adventure Reservations

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    Want to do more than the guided events above? Let us help you pick out adventures with other local area guides including Sawtooth Mountain guides, Sun Valley Trekking, Sun Valley Paragliding, Sun Valley Heliski, and White Otter Rafting. Let us book a discounted trip for you. Our Outdoor Recreation Specialists can tell you about their first hand experience on these adventures.

  • Lift Accessed Downhill Mountain Biking

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    Our sister shop at the base of Bald Mountain rents bikes specifically designed for going downhill. Included in the $109 price is a 3000 foot uphill ride in our gondola to the top of Bald Mountain (along with your bike) and then miles of advanced mountain biking trails that bring you back to the base area. Plan for at least a half day adventure not for the faint-hearted!

To make arrangements or inquire about additional hiking and biking in the area contact the freindly staff at Pete Lane's. Call 208.622.2279 or outdooradventures@sunvalley.com