World Class Cross Country Soaring
King Mountain provides some of the best hang gliding, paragliding and sailplane soaring and cross country flying opportunities anywhere. This area compares quite favorably with the Owens Valley Area, the White Mountains, and Southern Sierra Mountains (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.
News and Events
Watch this space for possible update
Due to other important priorities, the Safari is not currently planned for 2019.
If anything happens it will be later in the summer, possibly July.
You can still fly King Mountain, but be sure to read that post on the Road Washouts. It is accessible, but will take longer and needs a good 4 wheel truck.
You can still contact John via his King Mountain Glider Park website:
Visit KingMountainGliderPark.com Web Site
King Area Map – Click to view larger image.
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
Experience King Mountain
Paraglider pilots will love flying at King Mountain too! This place can be turbulent, so P4 pilots only please.
I’m Larry Roberts, your Fly King Mountain webmaster. In the above photo I am ready to fly my 1st Rigid Wing Glider, an ATOS B at Hull Mt. I now fly sailplanes and I love the speed and 44 – 50 to 1 glide ratio.