Nearest Town: Grandview
Site Size: 101 miles
Directions: I-84 Exit #95 at Mountain Home; SW on ID 67 to Grand View; SE on ID 78 ~1 mi to Mud Flat Rd; R (S) on Mud Flat Rd; follow Mud Flat Rd SW nearly to the Oregon border (turns into Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway); Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway veers N near Oregon border and becomes Juniper Mountain Rd; follow N to Jordan Valley; US 95 N back to I-84. Plan on most of a day for this trip.
Description: Starting through hay meadows, rolling hills and the winding course of Jordan Creek, you’ll soon climb into the mountains and gnarled stands of juniper woodlands. Numerous mountain ranges frame the picturesque desert, and you will be wrapping around the southern edge of Idaho’s Owyhees Mountains. From expanses of sagebrush and wildflowers, to rough, rock-walled rivers and streams, the Owyhee Uplands represent what many people believe the real West is all about. Look for Vesper, Brewer’s, Chipping, Song, Sage, and Lark Sparrows, as well as Green-tailed Towhee, Gray Flycatcher, and Rock Wren. Yellow-breasted Chat is abundant during spring and summer months at the North Fork Owyhee River campground. Wilson’s Snipe and Phalarope common in wetlands near Oregon border.
BLM (208) 384-3800
Mountain Home Chamber of Commernce (208) 587-4334