King Mountain Launch Site


King Mountain Hang Glider Site

This area is a launch site for hangliders with picnic table and windsock at lower launch site, and a metal launch ramp at the upper launch site.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations taken
Fees No fee at this location
Open Season: 5/1/2012
Usage: Light
Restrictions: King Mountain is an advanced hang gliding and paragliding site (H4/P4) known for strong thermal conditions, moderate turbulence, and occasional high winds that develop quickly.  Several passes/gaps exist in the Big Lost River Mountain range to the north that will compress and multiply the existing wind speed.  Please contact a local pilot familiar with this area prior to flying here for the first time.
Closest Towns: Moore, Arco
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Mackay: take Hwy 93 south of Mackay 15 miles to the town of Moore. Turn left at the hanglider signs and follow them to the launch sites located on Beaverland Pass Road.

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