Sports & Recreation

Most people associate Sun Valley recreation with world-class skiing, but not every Sun Valley recreational activity requires a lift ticket. The surrounding area supplies visitors with an endless variety of spectacular scenery and sporting diversions. In Sun Valley, you're only limited by your imagination.

There are endless opportunities and locations to go hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or land your first 18-inch Rainbow Trout on the Big Wood River. Book a trip with friends for a guided backcountry mountain bike tour where you’ll overnight in cozy Mongolian-style yurts. With so much to occupy your time, a return trip to Sun Valley will definitely be in order.


Things To Do

  • Blaine County Rec District BCRD

    Founded in 1976, the BCRD is a non-profit recreation organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Blaine County through healthy, active recreation. We strive to make...

  • Christina Potters Ice Rink

    Christina Potters Ice Rink

    Every winter, Ketchum's Parks and Recreation Department builds and maintains one of the largest non-refrigerated ice rinks in the Northwest.  Skates, helmets, pucks and sticks are all available at no...

  • Learn about nature by getting out in it!

    Environmental Resource Center

    Welcome to summer at the Environmental Resource Center (ERC)!

  • Fly Sun Valley

    Paragliding Tandem Flights/Rides with Fly Sun Valley

  • Nanco Helicopters Tours

    Nanco Helicopters LLC was built on two core values, professionalism and reliability. These values ensure that each customer is satisfied with their service, whether you are conducting a geological...

  • Ryan's Mountain Rentals

    At Ryan's Mountain Rentals our motto is "We Rent Fun" and we make it our business for you and your family to have fun! Our two seat and four seat Polaris RZR UTV's are fun and a safe way to get down...

  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area

    Nestled in the Wood River Valley, the Headquarters Visitor Center is the southern gateway to the majestic landscapes of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Visitor Center features a wide range...

  • Shaw Shooting

    Please visit for a comprehensive overview and classes available at the Shaw Shooting School! Check out the class videos below! Bio:

  • Standhope Ultra Challenge

    Welcome to the Standhope Ultra Challenge (the SUC)! This is a four day, 83 mile point-to-point stage race through the Smoky & Pioneer Mountains on August 12th-15th, 2015, going along with...

  • Stanley, Idaho

    Stanley, Idaho is one of the last strongholds of the Idaho frontier. Unaffected, pristine, and planted at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains on the banks of the Salmon River. It's nestled in an...

  • Wood River YMCA

    Welcome to the Wood River Community YMCA!  A place to learn. A place to grow. A place where the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are first and foremost in everything we do.  ...