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What You Need to Know About The Elephant’s Perch and Ketchum, ID

Even the most intrepid explorers need an occasional respite from the rough and tumble of the great outdoors. If you want to take a break from Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, consider heading south for about an hour to the quaint and charming town of Ketchum. While you explore this village at the base of the Sawtooths, you should stop by The Elephant’s Perch to check out there outdoor gear and rentals! Whether it’s winter, summer, or any season in between, this store continues to serve residents and visitors for over 40 years. Need some help deciding where you should go and what you should see during your visit to Stanley? Spend less time sitting around planning your trip and more time enjoying the beautiful state of Idaho with our free Adventure Guide!

What You’ll Find at The Elephant’s Perch

The Elephant’s Perch features just about every kind of outdoor apparel and equipment imaginable. Need to stop by to grab some gear for tomorrows hike? They have shoes, socks, jackets, backpacks, and more! Maybe you forgot your warm winter coat as you hustled to make your flight at the airport. No problem! The Elephant’s Perch sells some of the top brands in outdoor apparel like The North Face, Patagonia, and Marmot. They also rent bikes, camping and climbing equipment, snowshoes, and backcountry skiing equipment. Whatever you need for your Idaho outdoor adventure, you’ll find it at this great store!

A Day Trip to Ketchum

The Elephant’s Perch is just one of the many reasons to visit the beautiful town of Ketchum. The tree-lined streets feature a unique mix of modern and rustic architectures that give it a cozy feel. There are plenty of places on the outskirts of the city where you can ski or raft depending on the season. You can also spend some time strolling through the streets and stopping for a bite to eat or sampling local brews and spirits at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House or Warfield Distillery and Brewery. Ketchum packs in plenty of great things to do and places to see on a day trip from Stanley. You know it’s a great getaway when a host of former and current actors, pro athletes, and writers claim Ketchum as a getaway from the limelight! People such as Ernest Hemingway, Picabo Streets, and Tom Hanks called this small Sun Valley settlement their home for part of the year.

Stay at Triangle C Cabins

Journey back north for an hour to your cozy and rustic Triangle C Cabins rental in Stanley! Our log cabins are the perfect place to put down your phones and computers and completely immerse yourself in the Idaho outdoor experience. Mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, kayaking, and more await you in the Sawtooths! Our Adventure Bundles make getting out and exploring easy, with just about every type of exciting and breathtaking option possible! Whether you want to go backcountry skiing or relax with your special someone on a sunset appetizer cruise, these packages help you maximize and enhance your experience during your stay with us.

sunset cruise on Redfish Lake

Ready to visit our wild and wonderful world out here in central Idaho? Don’t just take our word for it! Check our availability and come see us soon! We look forward to welcoming you to our mountain oasis!