The Owyhee Canyonlands is a vast area – it covers 5 million acres or 7,697 square miles in Owyhee County, Idaho, an area larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Owyhees also cover a significant amount of countryside in Eastern Oregon, including the spectacular canyons and rock features in the Leslie Gulch area, Succor Creek area and lower Owyhee River area.
Fortunately for all of us, most of the Owyhee Canyonlands are located on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Mark Lisk and Steve Stuebner have been exploring the Owyhees for several decades hiking, camping, mountain biking and boating the desert rivers, the Jarbidge-Bruneau, and the many forks of the Owyhee River. We pooled our knowledge and experience to come up with an adventure guide for hiking, mountain biking, driving and camping outings for the public to enjoy. All of these trips are land-based adventures.
The book provides a detailed guide to 55 hiking and mountain biking trips as well as a mile-by-mile guide to the 100-mile Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway.