Twin Falls, ID Recreation
Southern Idaho recreation ranges from great golf and auto racing to rock climbing and snowmobiling – almost always surrounded by beautiful views.
Active types who embrace all seasons will be right at home on Southern Idaho's snowmobile trails and at prominent ski resorts. The Albion Area Snowmobile Trails feature approximately 30 square miles of trails that vary in difficulty. The Gooding County Snow Park provides access to a snowmobile trail that covers 150 miles of land. The Magic Mountain Resort has several ski trails, as well as its own tubing trail. And, located in the Sawtooth National Forest, the Pomerelle Mountain Resort allows access to 24 slopes.
Warm Weather Natural Attractions
The region is also home to several outdoor recreation sites that are most popular during warmer months for rock climbing, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, sightseeing and bird watching.
Bask in nature's glory at Castle Rocks State Park near the village of Almo, where you can see the remnants of a ranch first homesteaded in 1888. Nestled at the base of the 10,339-foot Cache Peak, Castle Rocks State Park is open year round for hiking, mountain biking, world-class rock climbing and wildlife watching.
The City of Rocks National Reserve offers outstanding rock climbing with 500 routes that ascend granite monoliths, which can reach more than 60 stories high. Located 2 miles north of the Magic Mountain Resort, the Twin Falls Area Hiking Trail offers camping, fishing, hiking and bird watching.
Thousand Springs State Park boasts historic structures at Ritter Island and Bonnieview, as well as the beautiful natural scenery of the Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, Niagara Springs and Crystal Lake. The 1000 Springs Resort runs along the Snake River and connects to campground facilities, a picnic area, a boat ramp, an outdoor pool and Jacuzzis.
Southern Idaho has a dozen golf courses, some of which are set next to the beautiful Snake River. Prominent courses include Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, an 18-hole course catering to players of all skill levels; Blue Lakes Country Club, a private 18-hole course open year round and situated in the alluring Snake River Canyon, and Clear Lake Country Club, located in Buhl, a semiprivate, 18-hole course open in the spring and fall. There is also a new 27-hole disc golf course at Lake Walcott State Park in Rupert.
Auto racing fans have a hometown track at Magic Valley Speedway, a 1/3-mile, semibanked oval track. Besides thrilling races, the speedway also offers party and group packages in which participants can ride along in an official pace car or race car.
Sports fans also support College of Southern Idaho athletes at home events for the men's and women's basketball teams, men's baseball and women's softball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's rodeo.
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