Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Home Adventures Travel Getaway: Ketchum, Idaho

Getaway: Ketchum, Idaho

Flanking the Big Wood River and shadowed by Bald Mountain, Ketchum and the adjacent Sun Valley Resort are small enough to explore by foot or bike but are crammed with a summer’s worth of activities. Holding a wedding or family reunion here allows planning something for everyone to enjoy.

Photo by Kirk Marshall 

Called “the communities living room”, Ketchum’s Town Square is ground zero for residents and visitors alike. Free concerts, movies and yoga classes, a handy ice cream vendor, and adjacent visitor’s center make this spot a must do in Ketchum. You might bump into friends or make some new ones.

Find some second-hand treasure at the Gold Mine Thrift Store, a repository of ski gear, and other assorted clothing and house-wares. Or check out brand spanking new gear at the Elephant’s Perch and get outfitted for any outdoor adventure. Window-shopping throughout downtown is a great way to unwind after a morning of exertion.

Photo by Pippa Keene

Sun Valley’s Ice Skating Rink, a year-round facility where Olympian’s train, is a cool way to pass some time. Strap on some skates and try not to literally bump into the stars. The summer ice shows are enthralling and can be watched from the dining patio at Sun Valley Lodge or a rink-side stadium.

Use Ketchum as a base for exploring the untamed places nearby. Half an hour drive brings you to the top of Galena Summit. A sweeping view of the Sawtooth Mountains and the eponymous scenic byway greet you. Amazing single tracks like Fourth of July and Ant’s Basin beg for a spin and inviting lakes like Redfish, Yellow Belly and Alturas inveigle you to take a dip and a paddle.

Photo by Pippa Keene

The clear air, mountain town charm, and plethora of activities and adventures make Ketchum and Sun Valley a great summer getaway. Five hours north of Salt Lake City.

Last night’s vigil for Breonna Taylor. ...

Deep breath in. Deep breath out.
Have a peaceful Tuesday evening ☮️

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️

Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!


Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠

It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

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Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism

Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭

We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism