Attractions

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Mountain Home has many attractions, and offers plenty of activities year-round. Listed are just a few things to do in and around Mountain Home. Here is the most recent publication of the Visitors Guide.

Sled the Trinities

Enjoy the pristine beauty of Elmore County’s countryside as you’ve never seen it before.  A network of groomed trails is located north of Highway 20 near the Anderson Ranch Reservoir in southwest Idaho.  More that 380 miles of well-marked, groomed trails offer snowmobilers nearly every kind of terrain imaginable for winter fun. Visit Sled the Trinities website for more information.

Desert Canyon Golf Course

Located at 1880 East 8th North in Mountain Home; at Desert Canyon you get to experience what feels like two different golf courses.  The older and more experienced front nine offers large trees and elevated greens, while the younger back nine has four holes built around a large canyon with water in play on five holes. Complete with a pro shop, restaurant & bar and friendly staff, Desert Canyon is the course you’ve been waiting for. Visit Desert Canyon’s website, or call 587-3293

Mountain Home Historical Museum

Housed in a 1907 Carnegie Library Building, the Mountain Home Historical Museum is the only museum open year-round in Elmore County. Rich in history, the displays and archives range from agriculture, Native American artifacts, military displays, mining and much more. There is something for everyone to see in this unique museum, as well as luncheons and historical events held throughout the year.  For more information call (208) 587-6847 or visit their Website.

Bruneau Dunes State Park 

In the high desert, located 18 miles southwest of Mountain Home, the tallest dune rises 470 feet above small lakes. The State Park includes numerous activities: fishing, bird watching, camping, hiking, swimming, and viewing the stars at one of only 2 public observatories in Idaho.  Visit Website or call (208) 366-7979 for additional information.

CJ Strike Reservior and Wildlife Managment Area

CJ Strike’s 7,500-acre reservoir area impounds the Snake and Bruneau Rivers and offers fishing, boating and camping, with camp units, restrooms and potable water. The site is the beginning of a day of hiking, horseback riding, hunting, picnicking, swimming, water skiing, and wildlife viewing. CJ Strike Reservoir is one of the area’s major destinations for fishermen seeking sturgeon, yellow perch, crappie, small- and large-mouth bass, rainbow trout, bluegill and catfish.  For more information call (208) 388-2231 or  visit BLM website, Idaho Power website, Fish and Game website or Visit Idaho.

Three Island State Park  

Located east of Mountain Home at Glenns Ferry, Three Island Crossing State Park is located on the Snake River and is home to The Oregon Trail History & Education Center where visitors can learn about pioneer emigrants and Native American history.  Oregon Trail pioneers knew this spot well. It was one of the most famous river crossings on the historic trail. Pioneer travelers used the three-island crossing until 1869, when Gus Glenn constructed a ferry about two miles upstream.  Call (208) 366-2394 or visit  Idaho Parks and Recreation   or  Visit Idaho

Historic Silver City

In 1863 huge gold and silver deposits were discovered in the Owyhee Mountains and hundreds of mining claims were made.  Thousands flocked to the area seeking their fortunes.  Silver City, established in 1864, once had hundreds of buildings including 8 saloons, 6 general stores and a hospital.  About 75 structures remain.  Hardly a ghost town, the area is an excellent example of an historic mining town.  Don’t miss the antique-filled Idaho Hotel (1866) and the Post Office-Drugstore.  Or try your luck panning for gold.  Roads are closed by snow from early November until late May.  Check conditions before visiting. Silver City is approximately 70 southwest of Mountain Home.  Visit their website for up-to-date information or Visit Idaho

Soldier Mountain Ski Area

Loated north of Fairfield, northeast of Mountain Home, Soldier Mountain Ski Area, Inc., has 1150 acres of variable alpine terrain, including a terrain park, glades, bowls and tree skiing. A family-friendly mountain, Soldier Mountain has a complete ski school and prices to fit the most frugal of budgets – just $19 for youth and $35 for adults. Soldier Mountain is one of Idaho’s hidden gems, an easy-going, community-oriented resort located in the picturesque Sawtooth National Forest, halfway between Boise and Sun Valley. Visit Soldier Mountain or call (208) 764-2526 for more information.

Anderson Ranch Reservior

Located 20 miles east of Mountain Home, Anderson Ranch Reservoir on the Boise River is 17 miles long with 50 miles of shoreline. It is popular for boating, water skiing and fishing in the summer and the area has 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the winter. Access is year-round on a paved road. Other roads in the area are dirt or gravel. For more information call (208) 587-4464 or Visit Idaho or nps.org.

 

 

 

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