Here are our picks for the Owyhee Canyonlands at its most mindblowing. We guarantee that once you sample one, you’ll be eager to see more of this unparalleled place.

Fishing for Brown Trout Below the Dam

Photo by Evan Williams

The roughly 14-mile stretch of the Owyhee River below the dam is renown among fly-anglers for its brown trout. When you’re not casting a line, you can enjoy the red-rock canyon and the Owyhee’s riverside hot springs.

Leslie Gulch

Photo by David Stone
(Wildland Photography)

Red-rock spires and honeycombed cliffs wow throughout Leslie Gulch. The area offers some of the best hiking in Owyhee Canyonlands and is easily accessed.

Rafting the Lower Section of the Owyhee Wild and Scenic River

Photo by Chad Case

To anyone who knows rafting, the Owyhee River is definitely on their bucket list. This trip takes you past geological wonders, hot springs, petroglyphs and more, all while providing a fun ride in the process.

Three Forks Hot Springs

Photo by Doug Cruikshank

It’s worth the wade across the Owyhee River to access these hot springs. Kick back in the rock pools and enjoy the big skies.