Sun Valley, Idaho: Ernest Hemingway Memorial

The granite monument with the bronze Hemingway head was erected by his family in 1966. The famous author spent many summers in Ketchum/Sun Valley, moved there permanently in 1959, and committed suicide in 1961. The memorial overlooks a golf course.

Address:
Trail Creek Rd, Sun Valley, ID
Directions:
From Sun Valley drive north on Sun Valley Rd/Trail Creek Rd for a little over a mile. You'll see a pull-off for a parking area on the right; that leads to the memorial.
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Ernest Hemingway Memorial

This is a nice little memorial, with a place to sit for a few minutes.

[Joel, 08/02/2021]
Ernest Hemingway Memorial

The monument is located on Trail Creek Road one mile northeast of Sun Valley Lodge. Go about a quarter mile north of Golf Lane (where some maps show that Trail Creek Road turns into NFD FH51 Rd.); look for a sign on the right that says "Hemingway Memorial" and take the short trail going downhill.

[Hell's Donut House, 11/29/2015]

Hemingway memorial.

Ernest Hemingway Memorial

There is a statue honoring Ernest Hemingway in Sun Valley, Idaho.

[Kristi, 12/23/2014]

Hemingway memorial.

Ernest Hemingway Memorial

Not odd, but interesting! In a pretty little cove with a stream close.

[Melissa W, 08/16/2014]

Ketchum/Sun Valley was Hemingway's summer home from the 1940s on. He bought a house on Big Wood River in 1959, and in 1961, the renowned author put a double-barreled shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. The 1966 monument quotes a 1939 eulogy Hemingway wrote for a friend killed in a hunting mishap: "Best of all he loved the fall, the leaves yellow on the cottonwoods, leaves floating on the trout streams and above the hills, the high blue windless skies; Now he will be part of them forever."


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