Getting Here

In October, visitors can fly directly into the Sun Valley area airport (SUN) in Hailey on the following carriers:

  • Delta Air Lines - Daily Flights from Salt Lake City (SLC)

  • Alaska Airlines - Nonstop Flights (Th/Fri/Sat) from Seattle (SEA)

    Other nearby airports:
    Boise, ID (BOI): 2.5 hours southwest of Sun Valley; over 60 daily flights from 21 cities on Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest and United.  Car rentals, Sun Valley Express and Salt Lake Express shuttles are available.

    Twin Falls, Idaho (TWF): 90 minutes south of Sun Valley; 4 daily flights from Salt Lake City (SLC) on Delta.  Car rentals and Salt Lake Express shuttle are available. 

Getting Around

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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 reduced to $1.00 during the Festival.  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

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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 October 9-15, 2019.  A two-night minimum stay is required and rates are available for booking three nights before and after the event dates (based on availability) for guests who want to extend their stay in the Sun Valley area. (For four nights or more, a 25% discount is being offered.)

Learn more about The Limelight Hotel in Ketchum here.

Book online via the link below, send an email to or call the Limelight Hotel Reservations Department at 1.888.218.3282. Be sure to mention the Trailing of the Sheep Festival at the time of booking.

Limelight Hotel
151 S Main Street Ketchum, ID 83340
Reservations 1.888.218.3282
Pet friendly accommodations, a full breakfast buffet, and outdoor pool/spa are available 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 30, and take 15% off stays of three nights or more between 10/9/19 -10/13/19.  Use Promo Code: SHEEP19

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

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Hotel Ketchum’s modern rooms and amenities are designed to recharge you for whatever the next day promises. Upon returning from a day of Idaho-inspired activity, you will find yourself surrounded by modern mountain flair, and natural materials and textures indigenous to the area – a perfect recipe for boutique hotel magic. You can settle in to the comfort of your room with a fireplace and mountain-facing balcony, or you can ease that last bit of adrenaline left over from the day in our outdoor heated pool, oversized hot tub, or fitness center.

Book online for 20% off during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.

Hotel Ketchum
600 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340


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

Hotel Ketchum
600 N Main Street; Ketchum, ID 83340
Book Now for 20% off
Phone: (208) 471-4716

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

Silver Creek Hotel
721 N. Main Street, Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: (208) 725-8282

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.  About 5 blocks from center of Hailey. 4 blocks from Mountain Rides Bus stop. RVs and Campers must be self contained. Set up in parking area only. No designated spaces or reservations. Dogs must be on leash. Please clean up after pets.

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

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