World Class Cross Country Soaring
King Mountain provides some of the best foot launch soaring and cross country flying opportunities anywhere. This area compares quite favorably with the Owens Valley (Southern California). This is a world class Hang Gliding and Paragliding site guaranteed to test your flying skills! There are booming thermals, outrageous turbulence, and the promise of long XC flights. It is lots of fun and superb flying in some of the most scenic mountains in the world.
King Mountain is located near Moore, Idaho.
King is at the south end of the Lost River Range in The Lost River Valley which runs 70 miles from Arco through Moore and Mackay to Willow Creek Summit south of Challis, Idaho. The valley is 10 to 15 miles wide, bounded on both sides by mountains rising 5,000 – 6,000 feet above the valley floor (mountains tower over 12,000 feet), providing a beautiful corridor for X-C flying. They call it the Lost River for a specific reason: It does not flow into a larger stream but down into the ground. Of the twenty-five highest mountains in Idaho, twenty-four of them are located here, including Idaho’s highest peak, Mount Borah, at 12,662 feet.
June 25 – July 2, 2017
Free event just east of Sun Valley. Long summer days and cool nights with possible snow on the high peaks.
Paragliders, Hang Gliders, Sailplanes, and Self Launching Sailplanes are all welcome.
Awesome glass off and cloud bases at 18,000′. Fly to Montana or Yellowstone. Wave Window. Campfire, Potluck dinners, Star Gazing, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Fishing.
Free camping at the Glider Park. Big Air and Big Country! Spot Locator, Delorme Inreach with tracking function or equivalent required. (This is big country and cell phones coverage is sparse. Your radio has little coverage at ground level).
Call John to RSVP at 208-407-7174
We still have 2015 t-shirts available.
These could become a collector’s item.
Shirts are $15 plus shipping.
Shipping is estimated at $5.00
Contact Connie and order your King Mountain T-Shirt.
- Medium short sleeve shirts
- 1 small long sleeve
- Medium Long Sleeve
- Large long sleeve
- Extra large long sleeve
- no women’s tanks left.
Contact: Connie Work
King Area Map – Click to view larger image.