The spectacular Bruneau Canyon, in Southern Oregon, is 1300 feet wide, 800 feet deep, 60 miles long and home to bighorn sheep and antelope. Bruneau Canyon is one big hole in the ground rivaling nearby Hell’s Canyon and others. There is one road accessible overlook from which to view the canyon. The BLM sign erected at the overlook in part states, “You are a long way from anywhere. This is some of the most isolated country anywhere. Be safe and be smart.” Just getting there is an adventure in safety as the road crosses a bombing range with a sign warning, “objects may fall from aircraft”! It doesn’t state if those objects are bombs or airplane parts traveling at terminal velocity, but for those of us negotiating the road, it reminds us to hurry along and be vigilant. An added bonus to being a long way from anywhere, falling objects, wildlife and a great view is the area open to boondocking! The area is controlled by the BLM and standard dispersed camping rules apply. Traversing a bombing range to boondock “a long way from anywhere”, just another adventure in RVing! Be safe and be smart if you go.
A short video of the canyon can be view here.
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