Cassia Division

  

The Cassia Division is a short 40 minute drive south of Twin Falls and is known to local residents as the "South Hills." The division's proximity to Twin Falls makes this area appealing to residents of the Magic Valley. The Cassia Mountain Range rises to a top elevation of 8,400 ft. and these scenic mountains are covered by a variety of rangeland and forest vegetative types. Mixed stands of subalpine fir, lodgepole pine and aspen are interspersed among rolling grasslands. Visitors come to this area to relax, picnic, hike, horseback ride or ride mountain bikes on the many miles of trails that traverse these gentle mountains. The division has 12 developed campgrounds with a total of (#?) camping units, many of which are free of charge. There is 1 picnic area with 10 sites, including the Harrington Fork Picnic Area which has paved walkways accessible for wheelchairs and walking aids. The Cassia Division is popular with deer hunters and Big Cottonwood Creek and Goose Creek are streams with good trout fishing. Winter sports are popular activities. Magic Mountain Ski Resort offers hours of enjoyable skiing with challenging terrain and good snow. The resort has two double chair lifts, one poma(?), one rope tow and 20 runs. The resort is only lightly wooded and is a popular destination for cross-country skiers. Off the head of Rock Creek are 4 cross-country ski trails ranging in length from 1.2 to 8.1 miles. Three of these trails are groomed regularly. There are 30 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and another (#?) miles of ungrommed, marked routes.

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

The Ross Falls Trail (#?) is a short 1/3 mile trail leading to Ross Falls in Rock Creek Canyon. The trail climbs gently up into a grove of aspens where it crosses a foot bridge on Thompson Creek. It continues on through Aspen and a beautiful fern glade, by chokecherries and willows, and into the falls. The Big Cottonwood Trail (#?), 14 miles in length, begins at Bosteter Campground and follows the Big Cottonwood Creek to the Idaho Fish & Game Management unit near Big Cedar and Big Cottonwood Junction. This trail offers solitude and the opportunity to view wild turkey, elk, deer and bighorn sheep and it is not for motorized use. The trail is generally in good condition, athough there are some rocky spots and challenging stream crossings. There are a few good campsites along the stream and some have hitching racks for livestock. The Cave Canyon Trail is 8 miles long and runs from the junction of Big Cedar and Cave Canyon to Sawmill Canyon near Bostetter Campground. The Cassia Division offers 20 miles of well-groomed snowmobile rails near the top of Rock Creek Canyon.

OHV Road Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Road Riding:

Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Winter Sports

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