Green Dragon Gorge

Photo by Greg Burke
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Raptors float above high canyon walls through Green Dragon Canyon, the deepest part of the Owyhee Wild and Scenic River. Time spent in this section will be among your most inspirational moments ever spent on a raft.

At Iron Point, canyon walls rise to more than 1,000 feet overhead. Golden eagles nests the size of European cars serve as sentinels. It is estimated that the Owyhee River has a raptors nest every 3 miles, making it the second highest concentration of birds of prey in the Intermountain West.

In order to keep the free-flowing nature of the Owyhee River intact, Congress designated the stretch through Green Dragon Canyon as Wild and Scenic in 1984. This ensures that future development cannot infringe on the outstanding scenic, cultural, recreational and wildlife values of this place.