• Bruneau Canyon Overlook - Hot Springs, Idaho

      Roadtrip Attraction
      One of Idaho's secret treasures, this massive chasm '1300 ft wide and, in places, 800 ft deep' stretches across the high desert for 67 miles. Stand at the overlook and you look down over a huge void of dark rock, sparse vegetation clinging onto sheer walls and a cold, boulder-strewn river the color of steel far below.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      Getting to Bruneau Canyon Overlook involves an 18 mile drive up a road that's half paved, half loose gravel, passes through a USAF bombing range and finishing with a mile or so of dirt track, but it's worth it. Look out for wildlife living in and around the canyon including bighorn sheep, antelope and coyotes.


      Hot Springs Road
      Hot Springs, Idaho 83246 USA

      Mailing address:
      BLM Bruneau Field Office
      3948 Development Avenue
      Boise, ID 83705

      Phone Numbers:

      BLM Field Office
      +1 (208) 384-3300