Saylor Creek Bombing Range, Idaho


The Saylor Creek Bombing Range is located within a 110,000 acre withdrawn area in southern Idaho, associated with Mountain Home Air Force Base, a fighter training base 20 miles northwest of the range. Most of this is buffer, surrounding a fenced six by three-mile target complex. Inside are five groups of scorable targets, two strafe pits, a few bullseye targets, a mock airfield, a mock command post, and mock surface-to-air missile sites. The range used to cover 420,000 acres, but was reduced to its present size in the 1960s. Some other physical and electronic targets exist outside this area, such as one of four electronic threat emitters, located near Highway 51, south of Grasmere, and an unusual railway/industrial depot target 25 miles southeast of the main range area.