(nr Bruneau ID)
Bruneau River Canyon was more like what I would call a gorge. It was a very deep and narrow crevice in the mesa with a wild river rushing through the bottom. Standing at the edge was exiting, and a bit scary. Yet, it was necessary in order to see the river.
Popular with white-water rafters and kayakers, rated Class IV rapids, the river looked challenging. Getting to the gorge meant a 19 mile drive from town; mostly on a paved road. But, the last 6 miles was gravel and went across a bombing range. Do you watch the road or the sky? The view of the gorge was worth the risk!
Afterward, I found a free camp at CJ Strike Reservoir provided by Idaho Power. My spot was right next to the water with some adjacent trees. Lots of birds, butterflies, fish jumping and boaters having fun.
Such a wonderful natural setting, with pit toilets and good internet meant I had to stay for a few days. Somehow I managed to enjoy it.
Camp: CJ Strike Reservoir-Jacks Creek free dry camp
Scene: River, gorge, lake