Sun Valley boasts a wide variety of trails, from the plunging Psycho near Galena Lodge to the flat cruising Durrance Loop near SNRA headquarters. Its trails are manicured daily, and it typically offers good snow conditions from November to May, drawing ski teams from Dartmouth and other colleges trying to get snow time to our local trails.
There are many ways to take in the beauty of Sun Valley: by foot on our many hiking trails, by bike on some of the splendid single-track, or by boat on our famous rivers. But for those who want a different perspective, why not get the bird’s-eye view by trying paragliding?
Matt Scrivner has been backpacking in Idaho most of his life. He’s been doing it professionally for Sawtooth Mountain Guides since 2012. When asked why people like to walk far distances with heavy things on their backs, he says, “Maybe they’ve been out on a hike and seen someone come down the trail. They’re dirty and smelly; for some reason, there’s an allure to a bigger adventure. They’re intrigued. It’s very human to want to know what’s out there.”