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Spectacular, hidden canyon

Fairly long drive, including on gravel to a spectacular overlook. Good pit toilet and reassuringly... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Worth a Stop

This canyon was noted as "Scenic and Deep Canyon" in the atlas and it is both. If you have the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Phoenix, AZ
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Bruneau, ID
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruneau is true surprise. You have to drive through the desert, where there is nothing but sage brush. I believe the drive is 18 miles of nothing. On my first visit, I set my odometer. My wife and grew concerned. We were close to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank heartsandhumor
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Fairly long drive, including on gravel to a spectacular overlook. Good pit toilet and reassuringly modern fence by edge. Not hikable down. Can drive 5 miles to Roberson trail, but road is primitive. Can also do side trip to Saylor Range used by the Air...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 993chucks
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Driving through Southwest Idaho, about 90 min from Boise, you will find the sole overlook of Bruneau Canyon, narrow, deep and beautiful. A river flows through at the bottom and flocks of birds soar far below where we stand. It is a quiet and peaceful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JMBrown
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Family day trip. Amazing views of a beautiful canyon and prairie. Some of Idaho at its finest. We saw some wildlife and a few wildflowers and open sky as far as the eyes could see. Something that you should experience at least once.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank AndreaP1990
Reviewed 3 October 2017

About two hours or less from Boise, Idaho is Bruneau Canyon Overlook. A deep canyon with the Bruneau river way below and a powerful scenic overlook. Modernized somewhat now with guard railings, places to sit and observe as well as bathroom facilities (outhouse style) and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank humeston
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This canyon was noted as "Scenic and Deep Canyon" in the atlas and it is both. If you have the time, it is worth the stop. The drive out is dusty but easy and you feel like you're a long way from anywhere. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Merry2006
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It is best to go in spring or fall as right now it is to hot to get on the dunes. The night time observing the stars and moon are wonderful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ambassador806076
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

For a brief moment as we crested the hill, I thought we were Thelma and Louise about to fly over the rim! Optical illusion of course, but with everything being so flat and coming upon this canyon out of the blue, it was breathtaking. I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

As of right now, the road out to the Overlook is in great shape and the weather has been mild. Still an awesome sight even after multiple trips in all seasons. This is the first winter trip out for me. I would advise chains and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Sam N
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Driving to this location is remote, dusty and a bit on the uneasy side due to it location. You will pass along a dusty road that is part of the Airforce testing area. At the end of the road you will come to the end...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Louis R
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17 April 2017|
Response from Jennifer P | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you start with The Bureau of Land Management Idaho. Please note, for quite a distance the access road is gravel and there's not a lot of room at the parking area.