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Wow! Like the Grand Canyon...only a bit smaller

For a brief moment as we crested the hill, I thought we were Thelma and Louise about to fly over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer P
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Boise, Idaho
via mobile
Cold and breathtaking

As of right now, the road out to the Overlook is in great shape and the weather has been mild... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2016
Samuel N
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed December 5, 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

Thank Samuel N
Reviewed July 13, 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

Thank Louis R
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Bruneau Canyon is 18 miles past Bruneau Dunes and six of those miles is gravel. Well worth the trip because there is a panoramic view of a deep canyon where the Bruneau River runs through it. You won't want to miss this added advantage to...More

2  Thank Ginnie H
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful, quiet and remote. After traveling what seems to be a very long way on country roads and then a dirt road through nothing but small hills and then mile after mile of cheat grass, you suddenly come to this deep amazing canyon! From the...More

4  Thank Idahomama8
Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Bruneau River flows through this narrow rough canyon and you can imagine the problems that the immigrants faced when they tried to ford the river. Easy drive to the observation point.

1  Thank HavingFunNow61
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Read about the overlook on tripadvisor, went there to "judge for ourselves", and it is definately worth the drive. It's about 18 miles from the town of Bruneau,Idaho. Normal road, only the last approx. 6 miles go over a dirt/gravel road, not too bad at...More

3  Thank Sjennie B
Reviewed February 26, 2013

When I was staying in Nampa, ID on business, I asked where there was something unexpected to see. I was told to check out the Bruneau Dunes and Canyon. I had never been to Idaho before and had no idea what was there to explore....More

2  Thank mustangjeanne
Reviewed February 9, 2013

I heard about this outlook but was pleasantly surprised when I saw it. The ride in was a little tough but well worth it. Even tho I was riding my Virago 750 still made it...just had to go slow.

1  Thank ljidahogreen
Reviewed May 13, 2012

nothing to do ,but the view.no picnic tables and no grass to have a snack or lunch.kids will be bored,because it's not safe to let them run around.

3  Thank Cassandra C
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Syme6619
Would like to do a wedding at the overlook. Who do we contact to get information on parking and who we need to contact for permission?
April 16, 2017|
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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.
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