Almanac: Sun Valley, Idaho



To run up a serious anaerobic debt, ride the Red Warrior singletrack trail from Warm Springs around Bald Mountain and into Green Horn Gulch. Directions to other rides are available at The Elephant's Perch (208-726-3497) or Sun Summit Ski and Cycle (208-726-0707).

Fore! Four golf courses dot the area, but only two are 18-hole courses (both designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.): Sun Valley Lodge has 18 (208-622-2251), as does nearby Elkhorn Resort (208-622-3300). Water There are four fly-fishing outfitters in the Wood River Valley. Two of the best are Silver Creek Outfitters (208-726-5282) and Idaho Angling Services (208-788-9709).

Refueling Station For lunch, order an albacore salad sandwich on marbled rye at Perry's. The Ketchum Grill (208-726-4660) specializes in creative continental fare. Head to Cristina's Restaurant on Second Street for sinful baked goods.

On The Town Whiskey Jacques (208-726-5297) and The Roosevelt Brewhouse and Grill (208-726-0051) in downtown Ketchum feature live music you can dance to, while Sun Valley's venerable Duchin Lounge (208-622-2145) draws a martini crowd with its live piano stylings.

Sleeping In Immerse yourself in round pools and local history at the Sun Valley Lodge (800-786-8259) or in spectacular views of Bald Mountain at the Knob Hill Inn (800-526-8010). For a memorable slumber to the gurgling music of Trail Creek try the River Street Inn B&B (208-726-3611).

On A Rainy Day Check out the Ore Wagon Museum, which stores towering Lewis freight wagons.

Festivals Hemingway would've been 100 on July 21. To mark the anniversary of his birth, Sun Valley is hosting a week-long celebration that week.

Information Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 2420, Sun Valley, ID 83353; (800) 634-3347;