Watersports

Raft, kayak or tube Idaho’s wild rivers and their rapids. Along the Salmon and Payette rivers hot springs, Indian pictographs, thousand-foot cliffs and trout fishing are a few of the treats found in a day’s journey.

The gentle but exhilarating rapids on the day-stretches of the Salmon River are perfect for families looking for a little excitement. Several local outfitters offer single or multi-day river trips for rafters or kayakers. Or, head south of Ketchum for a day of flat-water kayaking and wildlife viewing in the Silver Creek Preserve.

Finding Water In A Desert: A Guide To Sun Valley's Swimming Spots
Sure Sun Valley might technically be considered a desert region, but believe me, there is no shortage of natural water sources. Keep in mind I’m still far from the highly acclaimed local status but if a fellow Out-of-Towner asked me, my top 5 spots thus far would have to be:
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Just 45 minutes north of Sun Valley, several high alpine lakes invite paddleboarders, windsurfers, water skiers, canoers, swimmers and SCUBA divers to jump in. Classes and rental equipment are available at many area sporting good stores.

Family Rafting Adventures

Why go rafting? The better question is, “Why wouldn’t you?” For visitors to Sun Valley, Idaho raftin …

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Open every day during the summer months, the BCRD Aquatic Center offers a 25-yard, 6-lane outdoor po …

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Sunbeam Dam Rapid with White Otter

Join White Otter for your river rafting adventure in the Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley area. We speci …

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White Cloud Rafting Adventures rocks the waves on the Salmon River in the Sawtooth Wilderness right …

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Whitewater rafting in Idaho with Payette River Company The South Fork Payette boasts some of the bes …

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Middle Fork Salmon River July

We’ve been outfitting deluxe rafting vacations on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River since 1978 …

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Slip out onto the water in a rented paddle boat, and discover the fun and escape of Sun Valley Lake. …

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Some call it magic…we call it the Middle Fork. #1 Wilderness Whitewater River Trip in America.A we …

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Sawtooth Adventure Company is ranked  #1 by Tripadvisor.com.  You can’t visit Idaho (aka…the white …

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Discover Wilderness LuxuryWhile a number of outstanding outfitters run adventures on Middle Fork of …

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