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The Best Camping in Arco

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Top camping spots in and near Arco

  • Arco, Idaho

    Bike the Loop Road at Craters of the Moon National Monument

    7 mi / 500 ft gain
    Biking Crater of the Moon National Monument's seven mile loop road provides an intimate experience through a wild landscape.Park at the Visitor's Center. Grab a map and check out the interactive display explaining how Craters of the Moon was formed in the same tectonic event that birthed Yellowst...
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  • Arco, Idaho

    Hike the Tree Molds Trail

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    The trail starts at the parking lot with bathrooms, bike rack and picnic table at the trailhead. Trailhead coordinates (43°25'40.5"N 113°32'55.3"W)It winds its way along a pretty flat and straight path through desert pine forest along the edge of a lava floe. It passes a small crater which is sur...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Bear Creek Lake

    5.0
    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The trailhead starts at the end of an old jeep trail. If you are brave with your 4 wheel drive you can drive to here and cut 1.4 miles off your hike. My mile counting started at the trail head. The trail is very well marked. At about 0.3 miles it crosses Bear Creek. In the summer this will often ...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Backpack to Pioneer Yurt

    3.5 mi / 1650 ft gain
    This trek starts about 25 minutes from Ketchum, Idaho at the Hyndman Creek Trailhead. As a general rule of thumb, Sun Valley is a great place to be in the fall, and this adventure is no different. The hike itself follows the beautiful Hyndman Creek and is only about 3.5 miles, but the daunting st...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Pioneer Cabin via Hyndman Trailhead

    7.55 mi / 2421 ft gain
    Pioneer Cabin via Hyndman Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sun Valley, Idaho.
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Kane Lake

    4.7
    6.8 mi / 1717 ft gain
    This hike into the Pioneer Mountain Range starts out in a small meadow near Kane Creek, which you will follow for nearly the whole hike. Once you hit the forested area the uphill climb begins and doesn't stop until you get to the lake. About half way up the trail will begin taking you through roc...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Big Fall Creek Falls

    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Access the trailhead for Big Fall Creek Falls via Trail Creek Road. From Sun Valley the road is typically passable for sedans but is prone to producing flat tires. The parking area doubles as dispersed, free camping.Start the hike by crossing the creek on the log bridge. With the creek on your ri...
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