Long Gulch (#123):
Pioneer Cabin is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Sun Valley Area. Long Gulch is the lesser known and somewhat lesser traveled access to Pioneer Cabin from the Corral Creek drainage. It climbs up a forested ridge and across a flower-decorated plateau to one ofthe best vistas in the valley. The cabin, situated at the brink of a steep drop into the North Fork ofHyndman basin, was modeled after alpine huts in Europe. It was built by the SunValley Company in 1938 to make skiing in the Pioneer Mountains more accessiblefor the Alpine Touring branch of the Ski School. Several of the dramatic peaks viewed from the cabin werenamed by the members of the Alpine Touring program for colleagues who werekilled while serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
Directions: Drive NE from Ketchum on Trail Creek Rd. to Corral Creek Rd. #137 (5 mi). Turn right and stay on the main dirt road to the trailhead (3.9 mi).
*For more detailed descriptions, topo maps, and information on the history, geology, and wildflowers of the Wood River Valley pick up a copy of Exploring Sun Valley online or find it at one of several local shops.