Outdoor Sun Valley
Sun Valley Highlights
- The Sun Valley encompasses 2.1 million acres of the most magnificent and wildest country available in the United States this side of Alaska. The forest boasts some 1,100 lakes and more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. Annual runs of salmon and steelhead tease anglers along the riverbanks. Native trout are abundant.
- State Highway 75 will take you from Shoshonethe gateway to Idaho's high desertto the jagged glacial crags in the Sawtooth Valley area. Along the way, stop and take a guided tour at the Ice Caves, a bizarre geologic phenomenon where living glaciers persist in an arid lava desert. Pass through the skiing mecca of Sun Valley and visit the grave of Ernest Hemingway who is buried in the historic mining town of Ketchum.
- The congressionally designated 754,000-acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a part of the Sun Valley. This area offers outstanding opportunities for recreation and viewing wildlife in a pastoral setting indicative of the old western way of life.
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