Sun Valley is Idaho’s top fall travel destination

With a moniker like “City of Trees,” you might think Boise would be Idaho’s top “fall travel destination,” but the national travel website gave the title to a much smaller Idaho city.

The Boise moniker is one of the things you’ll really appreciate when you see aerial shots of some areas of the city in the fall: shots of fall foliage lining Capital Boulevard from the Boise Depot to downtown, the north side of Albertsons Stadium embraced by the brilliant orange and yellow press on the belt. Green Boyz, staring at the bright colors on both sides of the river while standing in the middle of the bridge. It makes you want to drink a pumpkin spice latte or a warm apple cider really bad.

We think it’s cool, but apparently not cool enough to win over the folks at TravelPulse! They set out to find the destination in each state that’s absolutely magical in the fall. And in Idaho, they found that destination in Sun Valley. In explaining why they chose Sun Valley, they explain that it’s not just about the beautiful colors you’ll see along the hiking trails and the 116-mile Sawtooth Scenic Byway. This was also due to housing prices falling slightly before the start of the ski season.

When should I visit Sun Valley in the fall?

Autumn Reflections – Sun Valley, Idaho

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Well, it kind of depends on your goal. Is the goal to enjoy the fall foliage? The famous Smoky mountains fall map Sun Valley is expected to start experiencing some patchy colors the week of October 9th, and those colors will peak the week of October 30th.

Unforgettable fall festivals in and near Sun Valley

Is it attending an unforgettable fall festival? Oktoberfest takes place at Sawtooth Brewery September 15-16, 2023 and is filled with live music, a cornhole tournament and weightlifting. The highlight of the event is the Beer Olympiad on Saturday where teams of four face off in the Beer Olympiad as they show off their skills at sixty lifting, speed running, cornhole, axe throwing and cup flipping for a chance to win a 2-litre DASBOOT and put their name on the cup. Oktoberfest Cup.

Facebook/Sawtooth Brewery

Facebook/Sawtooth Brewery

October begins with the 27th Annual Sheep Festival, October 4-8, 2023. Opera Magazine He has this one on his list 22 Best Fall Festivals in America It’s really unlike any of the other festivals on the list. While most options celebrate pumpkins, apples, or any kind of good food, the main attraction of this one is watching hundreds of sheep move to their winter pastures. Whether it’s lamb tastings, sheepdog competitions, or making things out of wool, the entire weekend is centered around Idaho’s rich sheep herding history. Of course, if you’re planning to go, you’ll need to stay for the main event – ​​the Big Sheep Parade which happens on Sunday at 12pm. The sheep will walk right down Main Street in nearby Ketchum.

Carol Waller via Sheep Festival

Carol Waller via Sheep Festival

Mid-October means the return of the Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival with nearly 20 artists and bands scheduled to play October 18-22. In addition to jazz performances, there will be plenty of dancing!

Test your limits with Baldy Hill Climb

The Race to Ruby Creek is one of the most popular races in the Pacific Northwest due to its 8.5 miles (2,072 feet) of ascent and 4.6 miles of toe-off. We are runners and the Baldy Hill Climb seemed more difficult. Why? Because the course cuts 2,045 feet of climbing into just 1.8 miles. There is a silver lining. Unlike Ruby, you don’t have to run back down the mountain. You can return to the base of River Run on the Sun Valley gondola. The race is coming up on Saturday, September 30th.

YouTube/Stephanie Reid Real Estate

YouTube/Stephanie Reed Real Estate

Of course, Sun Valley, as well as nearby Ketchum and Hailey, have miles of trails and dozens of campgrounds to enjoy before the weather gets too bad for camping. They say the scenic view can be accessed from Bald Mountain Trail It is one of the best places to truly enjoy the beauty of Sun Valley in the fall.

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