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Idaho whitewater, Bruneau River - West Fork

Owyhee county, Below Rowland Nevada to Indian Hot Springs section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     28 miles
  The Below Rowland Nevada to Indian Hot Springs section of Bruneau River - West Fork in Idaho is 28 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Owyhee County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. A bit of exercise and just hanging
    out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good
spots for that around here. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The put-in is not too far from Mountain Home, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Idaho is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
The Batt Trail
 
is a good hiking trail in the neighborhood of Bruneau River - West Fork, and close by you locate the Cedar Tree Trail which is a splendid hiking trail. High temperatures at Bruneau River - West Fork throughout the warm days of summer are in the 90's. Summer night lows fall down to the 50's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Bruneau River - West Fork. It is very dehydrated here at Bruneau River - West Fork generally. November is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest of the months is July.

Bruneau River - West Fork, Below Rowland Nevada to Indian Hot Springs road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bruneau River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Bruneau River, Owyhee County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 40 miles long (Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau)
Sheep Creek, Owyhee County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 19.3 miles long (Marys Creek to Bruneau River)
Marys Creek, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (to Sheep Creek)
Bruneau River - West Fork, Owyhee County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 28 miles long (Below Rowland Nevada to Indian Hot Springs)
Bruneau River - West Fork, Elko County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Rowland Nevada to Blackrock Crossing Idaho)
Bruneau River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Winter Camp to Roberson Trail)
Jarbidge, Owyhee County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V - 29 miles long (Murphy Hot Springs to Bruneau River)
Jarbridge River - East Fork, Elko County, 24 miles away
      Class -blank- - -blank- miles long (to Murphy Hot Springs Idaho)
Jarbidge River - West Fork, Elko County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Jarbidge Nevada to Idaho East Fork confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 82 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 85 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
 Hotels Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 45 miles away
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Bruneau River - Cave Draw, Bruneau, 9 miles away
Bruneau River - LowerCave Draw, Bruneau, 9 miles away
Bruneau River - Sheep Creek, Hammett, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Diamond Trail, Elko , 15 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 1267 feet elevation difference
Diamond Trail, Elko , 15 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 1267 feet elevation difference
Batt Trail, Owyhee , 3 miles away
Cedar Tree Trail, Owyhee , 3 miles away
Tiguero Trail, Owyhee , 5 miles away
Tindall Trail, Owyhee , 8 miles away
Roberson Trail, Owyhee , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bruneau River - West Fork:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 61 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 33 miles away
Humboldt National Forest, Nevada , 34 miles away

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