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“Out of the middle of nowhere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bruneau Canyon

Bruneau Canyon
Bruneau, ID
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Bruneau
Activities: Driving, White-water rafting
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Out of the middle of nowhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

You think you must have missed it. The last section is gravel road. It's a natural wonder. C J Strike reservoir is nearby. Good fishing

Visited July 2011
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“A major hole i Idaho”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

On several Rand McNally maps I had seen something marked as "scenic wild canyon" or similar south of the small town Bruneau. Digging deeper into this, I came up with the Bruneau Canyon and that BLM had developed a viewpoint out there.

I had a hard time finding it, however, as all I found was a sign in the town of Bruneau pointing south along Hot Springs Road saying 18 miles to viewpoint.

After 12 miles the pavement ends as you enter some Airforce bombing ground. A sign warns about things that may drop from above. Continue and be sure to keep right, or you might enter the actual bombing range.

After 3,5 miles on dirt/gravel you (temporarily?) leave the military proving ground and come to a marked BLM turnoff towards the viewpoint. This gravel sideroad was actually in better condition than the one across the military area.

Another 3 miles brings you to the viewpoint, the total distance from Bruneau thus being closer to 19 miles. Not much to find here when it comes to facilities, but there for sure is a major hole in the ground of Idaho!

I have found other small treasures i Idaho and written about them at:
http://sites.google.com/site/unknownscenicsites/Introduction/idaho

Visited June 2011
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