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Guided Hiking

The Experience

Spectacular scenery, nature, wildflowers, outdoor fitness, solitude, or a dip in crisp alpine waters…Sun Valley Mountain Guides (SVMG) can take you there. Our guides are intimately familiar with the myriad of pathways and adventures in our nearby forests. We’re blessed with countless trailheads that allow us to get you ‘out and back’ in time for outdoor dining, music in the streets, art-walks… everything Sun Valley offers in summer.

Mountain Ranges

Three distinctive sub-ranges of the Idaho Rockies frame the Wood River Valley. The Smoky Mountains are the most ‘bike & horse trail friendly’ with a vast network of natural trails and wooded glades. The Pioneers & the Boulders feature dramatic and photogenic alpine peaks, glacial cirques, lakes and wildflowers – paradise for hikers.

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SVMG Hiking Trip Options

A few of our favorite hikes include Kane Lake, Surprise Valley, Norton Lakes, & Summit Creek, but there are countless options. Let’s discuss your unique interests and ambitions and tailor an outing to suit.

Guided Hike OptionsPrice for 1-4 HikersEach Additional Hiker (Max 8 Hikers)
1-3 Hours$225$65
4-5 Hours$295$95
8 hours$495$135


Guests: Pricing is for 1 to 4 people. Maximum 4 guests per guide for hiking trips. Children must be 8 years old to accompany a parent on a guided trip. Unaccompanied children must be 12 years of age.

What’s Included: Our guides carry extra hydration, energy-bars, and First Aid Kits to ensure added comfort. Lunch can be added to shorter trips for a nominal charge.

What to Bring: Footwear should be well-fitting and designed for support and protection. Weather changes quickly in the mountains (typically chilly in the mornings and hot in the afternoon), so we advise dressing appropriately. Typically this includes a technical base-layer (such as Icebreaker Merino), performance socks, quick-drying shorts/pants, a full-sleeved insulator, and a light rain-shell.  Guests are always welcome to bring additional water or snacks.  Don’t forget your camera!

Licensed, Bonded and Insured: Sun Valley Mountain Guides (SVMG) operates under special use permits from the following agencies; the United States Bureau of Land Management, Sawtooth National Forest, Salmon-Challis National Forest, and the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board.

Want to explore on your own? Take the SVMG Trail Shuttle!
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