My Public Lands Summer Roadtrip: Idaho’s Owyhee and Bruneau-Jarbidge Wilderness
The Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness features unique rhyolite pinnacle formations known as “hoodoos,” cold-water streams, and canyons ranging in height from 250 to over 1000 feet. This remote and rugged landscape has outstanding opportunities for solitude, very low levels of human impacts, and primitive recreational opportunities.
The Bruneau-Jarbidge River System flows north from the mountains of northern Nevada through the basalt and rhyolite canyons of the Owyhee Uplands to the Snake River in southern Idaho. Nearly 40 floatable miles of the Bruneau River are designated as wild and scenic.