Bruneau Canyon

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Bruneau Canyon
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Dave Cope
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Who knew that Idaho had the largest sand dune and the deepest gorge? Both within a few miles!
Oct 2019
This is an interesting trip and easy to get there from Boise. The only negative thing is the lack of good signage off the main road.
Written November 3, 2019
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Michael S
Caldwell, ID21 contributions
Surprise in the desert
May 2018
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 miles on the directions, but
we could not see a canyon.
We climbed a small hill and the world opened in front of us.
It was like someone used a large sword to split the earth open.
I pulled into the parking lot. My wife kept yelling, "Stop!" She had her feet on the dash, ready to
plunge to her death. I inched forward closer to end of my parking spot. Now in panic, she screamed at me, "I said stop!"
We walked to the overlook. The view took our breath away.
It was stunning. All a person can do stare in amazement at one of nature's
most beautiful work.
Written November 25, 2018
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Chuck S
Idaho938 contributions
Spectacular, hidden canyon
May 2018 • Friends
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 Force. Also close to. Bruneau Dunes State Park.
Written May 27, 2018
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JMBrown
Minneapolis, MN152 contributions
Surprising Beauty Off the Beaten Path
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 spot - just we four and a photographer in his older model RV who is staying for a few days to get that photo with just the right light. Few people make the trip but we would all recommend a stop here for those traveling to the area.
Written April 29, 2018
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AndreaP1990
Nampa, ID197 contributions
Hidden Idaho Gem
Apr 2018 • Family
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.
Written April 2, 2018
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Dart H
Boise, ID184 contributions
Bruneau Canyon Overlook in Idaho, south of Boise
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 even a handicap parking spot and a ramp to the edge. The opposite rim is 1,300 feet and the depth of the canyon is over 800 feet.
Written October 2, 2017
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Merry2006
Phoenix, AZ23 contributions
Worth a Stop
Aug 2017 • Family
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 a fenced overlook and restroom which appear to be fairly new. In many other states, this canyon would be a big deal, not just a side note on an atlas.
Written August 21, 2017
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cjberg6
7 contributions
Night lights
Jun 2017 • Family
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.
Written June 29, 2017
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Jennifer P
Boise, ID98 contributions
Wow! Like the Grand Canyon...only a bit smaller
Jun 2017 • Friends
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 had no idea it existed and I've lived in Idaho for years!

It's about two hours south of Boise if you take the back roads which I highly recommend for the amazing beauty and diverse landscape. Plus this year the Snake River is amazing to see. Much more interesting than taking the freeway route to Mt. Home.

Part of the road is well maintained gravel and you will travel through the Saylor Creek Air Force bombing and training ground. Makes it more exciting...

Best to obtain directions from the BLM Idaho website. The BLM has recently added another outlook point, but I thought the older sections of the outlook provided a better view. There is a small parking area and NEW restroom facility.
Written June 4, 2017
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Sam N
Boise, ID112 contributions
Cold and breathtaking
Dec 2016 • Friends
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 cold weather gear as the conditions can change quickly, however we had no problems getting out in the minivan. No cell service after you leave Bruneau. The road is freshly graded as of the first week of December.
Written December 5, 2016
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