Move over Disneyland, The Annual Kids Trip is now #1!
Its official, Disneyland is no longer my daughter’s number #1. After a fun-filled week in the happiest place on earth my daughter proclaimed that the Tower of Terror was awesome, but not as fun as a 5-day river trip. Makes a daddy proud!
Join us on the 2nd Annual Kids Trip down the Salmon River July 29- August 2nd. This trip is catered to families with kids ages 6-18
Family Rafting Trips in Idaho
When was the last time you spent an uninterrupted week with the kids?
An amazing adventure awaits…
Sun Valley Idaho – Family Fun Activities
Most people know Sun Valley Resort offers world renowned snow skiing. But, for those in the know…..it truly shines as a mountain getaway for a summer family adventure.
The Ketchum & Sun Valley area is like Disneyland for the active outdoor family. Miles of paved bike paths connect dozens of outdoor activities guaranteed to match your family’s adventurous expectations. Not to mention the plethora of activities in the surrounding mountains. Sun Valley Resort is the perfect luxurious home base to explore the rugid Boulder, White clouds, Smokey and Sawtooth Mountains.
Few destinations offer such a wide variety of family friendly activities all while enjoying the relaxed pace and high end amenities of this rocky mountain town.
Here are just a few of the family friendly adventures found in the Stanley, Ketchum/Sun Valley Area
New Stanley Chamber of Commerce Website
As the President of the Stanley/Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce I am very excited to announce the new Stanley, Idaho Chamber website. This new and powerful site will serve as a useful tool for visitors planning an adventure in this magical valley.
The new Stanley Idaho Blog will offer area businesses a great opportunity to highlight special events, sales and promotions.
Stanley, Idaho is an amazingly unique, off-the-beaten path Rocky Mountain destination that should be on every persons list who seeks out beautiful and wild places.
The Salmon River and the Sawtooth Mountains merge in this vast valley to create one of the most picturesque mountain towns in the West.
Remember, the absolute best view of the Sawtooths and Stanley is from a raft on our scenic float trips through the valley.
Salmon River, Idaho Snowpack
Last week I headed up to Stanley to attend the Stanley/Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce meeting and check out the Salmon River snow pack. Spring has been slow to return to the valley, but came with a vengeance last week. Temperatures approached 70 degrees and spiked the river to 5.5 ft. on the Yankee Fork gauge. Downstream the Salmon River of No Return swelled to 35,000 cfs at the Whitebird gauge. Current estimates have the Salmon River Snowpack at 93% of normal. Don’t worry, the current forecast calls for cold weather and snow for the next week. Great news for the river community and could swing us back towards 100% . The season for rafting the Salmon River is just around the corner. Are you ready?
Photos (clockwise): Shotgun Rapid (Class IV) at 4.5 feet (medium low level)
on the Salmon River near Stanley, A few of Stanley’s year-round residents relax and take in the sun, spring sunset, Top of Galena Summit looking north towards Stanley.