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Brown's, Castle, and Alder Creeks

ATV/UTV trip to scenic overlooks, old mines, and cabins in Alder, Castle, and Brown's Creeks near Oreana, Idaho.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 27.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  This is a nice trip at lower elevations (2800' to 4000') in the Owyhees. It is about a 40 mile round trip.(The Route Length says 27.2,... more »

Tips:  This is an all day ride, so bring appropriate provisions, clothing, and fuel.

UTVs are OK as most of the ride is on two track roads.

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Area

After passing through Oreana going south, take the first dirt road after the sharp curve to the east in the pavement.

There is another wide spot in the dirt road where we have unloaded just before you reach here.

There is room for 5 or 6 rigs here and 3 or 4 at the first wide spot.

2. Brown's Creek Overlook

This overlook is right next to the main road and you can see the northern part of Brown's Creek.

The video in POI #3 shows some of the views here.

3. Brown's Creek Narrows

There is a narrow rocky canyon here.

4. Castle Creek Overlook #1

Has views of the northern part of Castle Creek.

5. Castle Creek Overlook #2

The video in this POI shows views of this overlook and the rest of the Castle Creek POIs.

Steep, rock, canyon walls with Castle Creek at the bottom characterize all the Castle Creek Overlooks.

6. Castle Creek Overlook #3

The video in POI #5 has scenes from this overlook point.

7. Castle Creek Overlook #4

The video in POI #5 has scenes from this overlook point.

8. Castle Creek Overlook #5

The video in POI #5 has scenes from this overlook point.

9. Castle Creek Overlook #6

The video in POI #5 has scenes from this overlook point.

10. Unnamed Mine #1

The trail down to here is rough, rocky, steep, and narrow with very few places to turn around. It is not recommended for beginners.

11. Unnamed Mine #2

The trail down to here is rough, rocky, steep, and narrow with very few places to turn around. It is not recommended for beginners.

The video in POI #12 has scenes of this mine and the trail to it.

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12. Amie #2 Mine

The trail to this mine is rough and rocky.

13. Alder Creek Mine

This is a scenic area.

14. CCC Dam

This dam was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

15. Brown's Cabin

Old cabin on Brown's Creek.