“Here, take a look,” whispered Ricardo. Peeking through the lens, I was six years old again. There was the bird I had been yearning to see, a quetzal as resplendent as I had read about—a vivid dream from my distant past. He sat on a tree branch, preening his feathers, cocking his head and looking […]
The crystal-clear waters of Idaho’s Salmon River are the focus of this journey through Idaho. All told, you’ll travel from Idaho’s biggest city to one of its tiniest towns, and from the wilds of the Main Fork of the Salmon River to the resort community of Sun Valley. This is the best of Idaho!
Spend your first night in the heart of Boise, where you’ll meet your river guides and prepare for a quintessential Idaho journey. Five days on the river has been known to be transformative, with nothing much standing between you and pure, raw, nature. Experienced river guides know how to make your days safe and fun and your evenings rich and relaxing. Prepare to laugh, marvel, reflect – and change.
Sun Valley and Stanley complement each other well, with distinct landscapes and lots of opportunity for fun. In Sun Valley, hike, bike, travel by gondola, soak in natural hot springs, horseback ride across gentle hills, golf, swim in the resort pool, fly fish, peruse galleries and shops, and dine at superb restaurants.
A historic ranch retreat sits nestled in the Sawtooth Mountains offers days of fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming in natural springs, rock climbing, and paddling on nearby Redfish Lake. Evenings offer delicious home cooking and a fabulous front porch for a quiet sunset.
Pack your river sandals, hiking shoes, and cowboy boots for a well-rounded Idaho adventure!