North Fork Owyhee River

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho.

The North Fork Owyhee River consists of steep vertical walled canyon ranging in depth from 200 to 500 feet. As it flows toward Oregon, the canyon changes from a landscape dominated by rhyolite monoliths and pinnacle formations to one engulfed in sheer walls of blocky basalt. The river shoreline is lined with groves of mature and old-growth juniper woodlands. During high spring flows, a portion of this river is used by expert boaters as an outstanding Class V whitewater run.

Nearby Activities


In the Owyhee River Wilderness. Joins the Owyhee River at Three Forks, Oregon.