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.
One of many amenities at the Limelight Hotel Ketchum.
Because of its relative isolation in Central Idaho, Ketchum is the perfect place to see the stars ... like all of them! Limited light pollution and clear Western skies mean you can see the Milky Way, shooting stars and satellites nearly every night of the week. We want to make viewing the stars as easy as possible. Use our complimentary binoculars and download a Star Map to explore the Ketchum skies.
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.