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Idaho whitewater, Jarbidge

Owyhee county, Murphy Hot Springs to Bruneau River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     29 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This stretch of Jarbidge in Owyhee County is 29 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Owyhee County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles
    activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why
not pack your sleeping bag too. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
On a great day at Jarbidge you can take
 
a hike along the Tiguero Trail; you need to explore Crater Hole since you're here. The Batt Trail is a tremendous hiking trail right next door to Jarbidge. At Jarbidge you donít see much rain. November is the wettest month with most rain, and July is when it's the driest. During the summertime months at Jarbidge temperatures are generally in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 50's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Jarbidge.

Jarbidge, Murphy Hot Springs to Bruneau River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Jarbidge.
 Whitewater Near Jarbidge:
Bruneau River, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 40 miles long (Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau)
Jarbidge, Owyhee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 29 miles long (Murphy Hot Springs to Bruneau River)
Jarbridge River - East Fork, Elko County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - -blank- miles long (to Murphy Hot Springs Idaho)
Bruneau River - West Fork, Owyhee County, 17 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)
Jarbidge River - West Fork, Elko County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 16 miles long (Jarbidge Nevada to Idaho East Fork confluence)
Sheep Creek, Owyhee County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 19.3 miles long (Marys Creek to Bruneau River)
Bruneau River - East Fork, Owyhee County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Winter Camp to Roberson Trail)
Marys Creek, Owyhee County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (to Sheep Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Jarbidge:
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 81 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
Magic Mountain, Idaho , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 3 lifts, 13 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 90 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near Jarbidge:
Hampton Inn - Suites Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 50 miles away
BEST WESTERN Foothills Inn, Mountain Home , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jarbidge:
The Forks, Jarbidge, 11 miles away
Juniper Grove, Jarbidge, 13 miles away
Big Cottonwood, Jarbidge, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Jarbidge:
Diamond Trail, Elko , 14 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 1267 feet elevation difference
Diamond Trail, Elko , 14 miles away,  9.4 hiking miles, 1267 feet elevation difference
Gold Creek Trail, Elko , 17 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 1797 feet elevation difference
Gold Creek Trail, Elko , 17 miles away,  11.4 hiking miles, 1797 feet elevation difference
Tiguero Trail, Owyhee , 12 miles away
Batt Trail, Owyhee , 13 miles away
Cedar Tree Trail, Owyhee , 14 miles away
Tindall Trail, Owyhee , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jarbidge:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman - ID , 55 miles away
Humboldt National Forest, Nevada , 39 miles away
Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho , 39 miles away

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