Getting Here

In October, visitors to Sun Valley, Idaho (SUN), can fly directly into the Wood River Valley on either of the following carriers:

Visitors can also choose one of 60 daily flights into Boise, ID (BOI), 2.5 hours west of Sun Valley. The Boise airport is served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, Continental and United.

Getting Around

Once in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area, visitors can benefit from the around town Bus Service offered by Mountain Rides, which also makes several daily trips from Sun Valley/Ketchum to Hailey and Bellevue.

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is proud to partner with Mountain Rides public transportation during this year’s Festival.  Mountain Rides will operate their normal Valley Route connecting Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, which can be found at  They will make a special stop into the Folklife Fair at McKercher Park in Hailey on Saturday.  The one-way cash fare is $1.00.  In addition, on Saturday, a complimentary shuttle will run from McKercher Park during the Folklife Fair to the Community Campus and then to Quigley Canyon Field and the Sheepdog Trials with an approximate 45 minute loop from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free parking is available at the Community Campus

Planning a vacation to Hailey or Ketchum, Idaho? Check out these links for more area information:

Visit Sun Valley - Sun Valley Vacation Planner

Hailey, Idaho Chamber of Commerce

American Lamb Board

Lodging Specials

The Limelight Hotel in Ketchum is pleased to offer guests of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival a discount of 20% off the published rates over the dates October 6-8, 2017.  2 night minimum stay required and available for booking 3 nights before and after the event dates (based on availability) for guests who want to extend their stay in the Sun Valley area. 

Learn more about The Limelight Hotel in Ketchum here.

Book online or call the Limelight Hotel Reservations Department at 1-888-218-3282. Be sure to mention code: SHEEP2017 at the time of booking

Limelight Hotel
Ketchum’s newest hotel
151 S Main Street Ketchum, ID 83340
Reservations 1-855-565-0985
Pet friendly accommodations, a full breakfast buffet, and outdoor pool/spa year-round.

Alpine Lodging Sun Valley offers a wide selection of condos and homes ranging from casual to extravagant. Our team is comprised of locals who are passionate about the Sun Valley area. Let us assist you in finding the perfect accommodations for your stay during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Our inventory includes homes in Ketchum, Sun Valley, Warm Springs and Elkhorn. Many are located near the parade route and other activities.

Book online or call our sales team by September 30th, and take 15% off stays of three nights or more between 10/4/17 -10/8/17.  Use Promo Code: SHEEP

Alpine Lodging Sun Valley Vacation Rentals
333 Main St S #101
Ketchum, ID 83340
Local Phone: 208-726-5601
Toll Free: 800-521-2515

Other Lodging Options

Lodges and Hotels

Airport Inn
Box 984; Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: (208) 788-2477

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Hailey
51 Cobblestone Lane; Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: (208) 788-7950

Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge
180 Main St. South, P.O. Box 2172; Ketchum, ID 83340
Toll free: (800) 805-1001 | Phone: (208) 726-4114

Best Western Tyrolean Lodge
260 Cottonwood St.; Ketchum, ID 83340
Toll free: (800) 262- | Phone: (208) 726-5336

High Country Motel
766 S. Main Street; Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: (208) 928-7727

Knob Hill Inn
960 Main Street North; Ketchum, ID 83340
Toll free: (800) 526-8010 | Phone: (208) 726-8010

Natural Retreats
141 Northwood Way, Ketchum ID 83340
Phone: (208) 726-1256

Pioneer West Property Management                                           100 E. 5th Street
Ketchum, ID, 83340 )  Phone: (208) 726-9897

Sun Valley Resort
1 Sun Valley Rd; Sun Valley, ID 83353
Toll free: (800) 786-8259 | Phone: (208) 622-4111

Sun Valley Vacation Rentals by Vacasa
Multiple locations Sun Valley/Ketchum, ID 83340
Offering pet-friendly vacation homes!

Tamarack Lodge
291 Walnut Ave; Ketchum, ID 83340
Toll free: (800) 521-5379 | Phone: (208) 726-3344

Wood River Inn
603 Main Street North; Hailey, ID 83333
Toll free: (877) 542-0600 | Phone: (208) 578-0600

Camping and RV

Boundary Picnic and Campground
Trail Creek Road, 3 miles Northeast of Ketchum
Ketchum, ID 83340
Access: 3 miles northeast of Ketchum on Trail Creek Rd. Amenities: 3 units, picnic tables, fire rings and grills, potable water, restrooms, next to Trail Creek


Ketchum Ranger District
206 Sun Valley Rd; Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: (208) 622-5371

Lions Park
Bullion St. West
Hailey, ID. 83333
No hookups or services, but a lovely park on the Big Wood River near nature reserve with trails. If you are self contained, you'll be happy here.

Meadows RV Park
13 Broadway Run, Hwy 75, 2 Miles S. of Ketchum;
Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone: Phone(208) 726-5445

River Run Parking Lot
Ketchum, ID, at the base of River Run lifts just south of Ketchum
No hookups or services.  Large skier parking lot.  Easy bike access to everywhere.  If you're self contained, you'll be happy here.

Riverside RV Park & Campground
403 Broadford Road
Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: (208) 788-2020

Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Hwy 75, 10 miles N of Ketchum; Ketchum, ID 83340
Toll free: (800) 280-CAMP
Local Phone: (208) 727-5013
Most Forest campgrounds closed.

Valley Creek Motel and RV Park
62 Eva Falls Avenue; Stanley, ID 83278
Phone: (208) 774-3606