As the leaves begin to pop with color, we have a hard time staying indoors. Crisp air. Empty trails. Leaf peeping opportunities galore. Ready? Pack an extra layer and your camera and we’ll see you up at Proctor Mountain.
Top 5 Fall Hikes
For prime leaf peeping, you really can’t go wrong with the Proctor Mountain Loop. Along with large swaths of Aspen, it also offers great Ketchum views. Chocolate Gulch Trail is another great loop awash in color. Often overlooked, but not without its share of outstanding photo ops, the Fox Creek Trail is not to be missed. Hit Adam’s Gulch for a classic, rugged Sun Valley trail that’s popular with locals each fall. And finally, for a pulled back perspective on the foliage covering the Valley floor, try the White Clouds Loop.
Top 3 Fall Drives
Although closed each winter, head out past Sun Valley Road before the snow falls and Trail Creek Road will deliver stunning leaf peeping opportunities in every direction. Drive north on Highway 75 toward Galena and Stanley for amazing views of the White Cloud and Sawtooth mountains with bursts of color anywhere that you look. Another great option for taking in the colors of fall is on Warm Springs Road as you go past the lifts, through Board Ranch and beyond.