Birch Creek Road

Total Miles
7.1

Elevation

1409.31 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall

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Trail Overview

This rocky, graded gravel road drops two thousand feet off of the rimrock down to the Historic Birch Creek Ranch and BLM campground along the Owyhee River. The Birch Creek Ranch campground is a beautiful spot along the river below the canyon walls. This road is steep enough that it becomes impassable during inclement weather and the BLM rangers close and lock the gate. Along the lower portion of the road just before it reaches the ranch, there are numerous water crossings where a spring-fed creek meanders back and forth along the road. These are usually a foot deep or less.

Difficulty

steep graded gravel road

Technical Rating

3