Local Area - Lodging & RecreationThere are many things to do in Idaho
Places to Stay – Things to Do
We know you come here to fly, but not everyone in the family flies, and there are so many fantastic activities here in Idaho that you really have to stay a few extra days to check it out!
We are always looking for more information to add to this page. Let us know if you have a favorite place to fish, hike, or camp by sending the information using the contact form on the Map-Contact Page.
Camping is available at the Moore Park, however, electricity at the park is reserved for Contest Staff. Be sure to check out King Mountain Glider Park for camping, and as a home base.
Here is a list of hotels and RV parks in the local area.
King Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located by a small town in Moore Central Idaho located in the quiet peaceful Lost River Valley. King Mountain is located directly behind us where the National Hang Gliding Championships take place in May.
King Mountain B&B
3258 N 3350 W, Moore, ID
- Rinse away the day in our complimentary hot showers.
- Enjoy a hot meal like fall-off-the-bone ribs and smoked baked potatoes at our newly remodeled restaurant.
- Enjoy ice cold craft brews and select wine in our beer garden.
- Free, fast and unlimited WiFi.
- Full laundry facilities.
705 W. Grand Avenue
Arco, ID 83213
Tel: (208) 527-3707
Things To Do and See
Craters of the Moon National Monument
http://www.nps.gov/crmo/index.htm – Craters of the Moon National Monument a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this “weird and scenic landscape” where yesterday’s volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow… The visitor center is located off Highway 20/26/93 mid-way between Arco and Carey, Idaho. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day).
The Big Lost River and Pioneer Mountains
Recreational opportunities abound in the National Forest that surrounds Arco. Fishing in the Big Lost River and Mackay Reservoir, hunting for deer, elk, and other game animals in the foothills, and snowmobiling up Antelope Canyon or the Copper Basin are just a few of the activities available. Hang gliders launch off of mountain slopes, campers head for the forest, and hikers take off on trails into alpine lakes. All of this is available within a short distance of Arco.
Hiking – Site Seeing – Fishing
Contact: USDA Forest Service – Arco also offers hiking not only at the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Through the USDA Forest Service there are several trails to be considered. A few include Upper Iron Bog Lake and Fish Creek Summit which are located just out side of Arco up Antelope Creek. Upper Iron Bog lake trail is partly through rough terrain. This lake is lovely to look at but doesn’t have fish. Elk, deer, and grouse are noted to be a site to see here. The best time to take the trail is early July through mid October. It is about 1.5 miles and is an easy to moderate trail. Fish Creek Summit is not only in one canyon. As you follow the trail you will come across Deer Creek Canyon as well as Horse Thief Canyon and across a rocky ridge with patches of alpine fir and lodge pole timber. Visitors will enjoy the rich bouquet of wildflowers as well as spot a few domestic sheep. This trail is about 4 miles and is an easy to moderate trail to take during the best time of the seasons beginning in July through mid October. For more information on the hiking opportunities in the Arco areas contact the USDA Forest Service in Mackay, Phone: (208) 588-3400.
Snake River Plain
A vast area of sagebrush and lava, this high desert is a stark contrast to the mountain ranges that border it. Most of it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the area offers a whole new set of recreational possibilities. Visitors can camp, look at wildflowers, ride all-terrain vehicles, hunt, and explore areas such as Kings Bowl, a huge blow out in the lava caused by hot magma exploding as it contacted water just below the earth’s surface