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Bruneau Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness, Idaho
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Description: 89,996 acres of protected high plateaus dissected by deep rivers. Class III-IV whitewater rafting on the Bruneau river. The put-in for the Bruneau is at Indian Hot Springs. The trip down the Jarbidge river is 29 miles of Class V whitewater, and if you can catch your breath and look up, you'll have ample opportunity to admire the wild hoodoos, red rocks, and spectacularly deep gorges through the canyonlands here.

The put-in for the Jarbidge is at the confluence of the West and East Forks of Jarbidge Rivers, two miles north of Murphy Hot Springs. The take out is at Indian Hot Springs, the put-in for the Bruneau River.

The wilderness area includes the Bruneau River from about five miles upstream of the Jarbidge confluence down nearly to the confluence with Hot Creek, as well as portions of Sheep Creek and Clover Creek. On the Jarbidge River, the wilderness spans the entire length from the confluence of the West and East Forks of the Jarbidge to the Bruneau confluence. In places the wilderness boundary is defined by the rim of the river canyon; elsewhere it includes some plateau country beyond the rim in addition to the river canyon. The wilderness area is bisected into two units by a small road at Indian Hot Springs, just north of the Bruneau-Jarbidge confluence.


Location: From Rogerson, Idaho, take Jarbidge Road (Three Creek Road) to Murphy Hot Springs. The launch site is several miles downstream from the town of Murphy Hot Springs.

Address: Bureau of Land Management
Bruneau Field Office
3948 Development Avenue
Boise, ID  83705
Phone: 208-384-3300

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

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 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: The roads to access the put-ins are rough and require 4wd with high clearance. The rivers may have a lot of snags and obstacles.
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