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Quick Facts
Designation: BLM Back Country Byway
Designation: Idaho State Scenic Backway
Fees: None.
Length, One-Way: 92 Miles (153.33 Kilometers)
Time: From Boise, it is an all-day trip.

General Information

Description - From expanses of sagebrush and wildflowers, to sheer, red-walled river canyons, the Owyhee Uplands represent what many people believe the real West is all about. Look in the right places, and you'll be rewarded with the sight of deer or antelope. In remote areas, cougar and bighorn sheep roam.

You'll pass through hay meadows nestled among sagebrush-covered hills and the winding course of Jordan Creek. Soon, you're climbing into the mountains, the drive peppered with gnarled stands of juniper woodlands. The Santa Rosa Mountains and Jarbidge Mountains in Nevada, and Steens Mountain in Oregon, frame the picturesque desert. Idaho's Owyhee Mountains rise to the north. Sheer rock monoliths rise from the river's shoreline, and yellow and green mosses and lichens splash color on boulders

Attractions - The Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway - Idaho section is known for it's Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The loop begins 80 miles southwest of Boise. It can be reached from the west through Jordan Valley, Oregon, and from the east, on Idaho 78 near Grand View, Idaho.

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Additional Information:
Idaho Scenic Byways - Idaho offers close to 20 state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated scenic, historic and backcountry byways. These byways travel through Idaho's diverse geography and lead to historic sites.
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