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About the Elephant’s Perch

Our True Passion

Since 1976 our passion, advice and after-sales service, combined with expert knowledge, has served casual and serious outdoor lovers of all types. The Perch, as locals like to call it, offers a highly curated collection of technical and leisure gear and clothing to inspire your best adventure.

Named after the iconic climbing peak in the Sawtooth Mountain Range, the Elephant’s Perch was opened by Bob Rosso and was built upon a simple formula: hard work, top-tier customer service, and excellent product knowledge. As one of the most accomplished athletes in the valley, Bob and his team built a reputation for offering the best in Nordic skiing, biking, and mountaineering equipment becoming one of the best mountain specialty shops in the region.

What we really do.

What do we really do? We really do hike it, bike it, run it, climb it, ski it and relax it with the best. Our expert staff has all the knowledge necessary to help craft the best experience. Whether you’ve never been over 5,000 feet elevation or you’re most comfortable at the highest peaks, you can bet our team has done it and will make sure you have just the right clothing, gear, and/or equipment to make every experience memorable in all the right ways.

Come in and see us, we promise, you won’t regret it.

Bob and Kate Rosso | The Elephant's Perch Founders

History of the Beginning.

Bob’s passion for the outdoors coupled with a love of sharing the joy of adventure with everyone who walked in the door, is what made “The Perch”, as locals like to call it, a mainstay in the community.

During the 46 years that Bob and Kate Rosso operated the store, they led, organized, and/or supported many outdoor events and competitions from fun runs and rollerblade demo days to big-time events like the Boulder Mountain Tour and the Backcountry Run.

After blazing their own trail and nearly a half-century at the helm, Bob and Kate Rosso chose to retire in 2022 and sold The Perch to local partners John Melin and Marty Albertson who are committed to building upon their legacy in the community.

Our Team

We make all the difference

Our team is what makes The Perch the best outdoor lifestyle shop for your next adventure.
Come see us!

280 East Avenue, Ketchum
Corner of Sun Valley Road
and East Avenue

Mon – Sat
9:00 AM – 6:00PM
9:00 AM – 5:00PM