Middle Fork Owyhee River
Malheur County, Oregon
Uploaded by Bivy Team


10 :51 hrs
10.5 mi
835 ft

Where three branches of the Owyhee River come together in Eastern Oregon is a gorgeous convergence of canyons that seem to be straight from the southwest. The hike starts out down a steep hill to where the rivers meet. High clearance vehicles could descend here. The hike then follows the canyon made by the Middle Fork, which has the deepest canyon of the three. There are hoodoos, narrows, small waterfalls and arches. You can return the way you came. In spring there may be substantial flowing water. By September it will probably be reduced to pools. From the base of the hill, each of the forks can be explored and each cut out their own canyons through these dry hills.

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