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South Central Idaho is full of recreational, historic, scenic and cultural marvels. In this area, find world-class skiing or the popular fly fishing destination of Silver Creek. Visitors will also find fantastic mountain biking opportunities at Croy Creek and be able to explore the volcanic lava tubes of Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Located in Sun Valley’s backyard, Bald Mountain is a popular ski and snowboard destination not only for its neighbors, but also for visitors from around the world. Lake Creek is home to Sun Valley’s Nordic Center and Olympic athletes use this area’s more than 200 miles of groomed Nordic trails as their training grounds. Also a popular summer destination, visitors enjoy this area for mountain biking and hiking.
Hosting plenty of world-class fishing spots, Central Idaho is a fly fisherman’s paradise along the Big Wood River, Big Lost River, Little Wood River and Silver Creek. Silver Creek has the highest density of trout for any river of its size. The Sun Peak and Lake Creek Trailheads provide access to the Big Wood River and its trail systems and provide a great spot to take a hike or strap on a pair of skis.
Magic Reservoir is a popular fishing destination and also offers opportunities for water skiing and boating. This is the only recreation site in the region that has a boat ramp.
Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians of all experience levels will find wonderful trails in the heart of the Wood River Valley. The 22-mile Croy Creek recreation area, trail system and skills development area is located just three miles outside of Hailey, Idaho. Visitors from the local area, along with out-of-town guests, enjoy this unique trail system for its wide variety of experiences.
Co-managed by the BLM and the National Park Service, the Craters of the Moon National Monument is a geologic wonder cast in a wild and remote landscape. Craters, cinder cones, lava tubes, deep cracks and vast lava fields form a strangely beautiful volcanic sea on central Idaho’s Snake River Plain. Visitors can explore this area by car while traveling along a 7-mile loop drive or by exploring via hiking paths and interpretative trails. In the winter, this area is a great spot for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. This area is recognized as part of BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System which serves to protect and conserve special places on public lands.