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Owyhee Front

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alt Names

Hemingway Butte, Rabbit Creek, Fossil Creek, Wilson Peak, Squaw Butte, Reynolds Creek Rd, Windy Point

Last Known StatusOpen

Owyhee Front consists of tight canyons, sand washes and hundreds of miles of trails. There are over nine trailheads to choose from which offer loading ramps and vault toliets. Summers can be very hot and dusty, so bring along plenty of water. Nearby Lowell Lake offers boating and swimming opportunities.

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Nearest CityMelba, ID
AddressUpper Reynolds Creek Road, Melba, ID 83641
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From: Melba, ID
1) Take Hwy 45 south toward Hwy 78 junction
2) After crossing the Snake River veer left
3) Proceed about 0.7 miles
4) Turn right (west) on Upper Reynolds Creek Road
5) Continue about 2 miles, staging area will be on your left.




Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Square Miles625
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2500 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (N)Mary Medical Center (208) 463-5000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Dan's Ferry Services (208) 495-2507
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Dan's Ferry Services (208) 495-2507
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Melba
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Garrity RV Park (877) 442-9090
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Garrity RV Park (877) 442-9090
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (E)KOA - Mountain Home (208) 587-5111
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Dan's Ferry Services (208) 495-2507
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (N)Lake Lowell
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (N)Snake River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (N)Lake Lowell


Contact InfoBLM - Owyhee Field Office
20 First Ave West
Marsing, ID 83639
(208) 896-5912
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info


Owyhee Front Trail Photo

Owyhee Front Trail

Photo Submitted 6/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Owyhee Front Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Owyhee Front Trail

Photo Submitted 6/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Owyhee Front Trail Photo

Scenic view of Owyhee Front Trail

Photo Submitted 6/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Owyhee Front Trail Photo

Scenery at Owyhee Front Trail

Photo Submitted 6/17/2012 (Thanks!)

Owyhee Front Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Owyhee Front Trail

Photo Submitted 6/17/2012 (Thanks!)

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