Bruneau (Indian Hot Springs To Bruneau)


This 40 mile stretch of river cuts through the Bruneau Canyon in southwestern Idaho.  The logistics of getting on the river can be harder than actually running it. Lots of people combine this with Jarbidge river for a 4-5 day float.  The short flow season makes catching this run difficult.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Bruneau River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13168500, the Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Bruneau (Indian Hot Springs to Bruneau).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Cave Rapid
Class III+ to IV
Rapid
Class III
Rodger Dodger Rapid
Class III
Helfrich Hole Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Juniper Tree Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class II+ to III
Rapid
Class III
Five Mile Rapids - Boneyard Rapid
Class IV
Five Mile Rapids - Rapid
Class III
Five Mile Rapids - Rapid
Class III
Five Mile Rapids - Hughes Horn
Class IV
Five Mile Rapids - Rapid
Class IV
Five Mile Rapids - Devils Garden
Class IV
Five Mile Rapids - Rapid
Class IV
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Wild Burro Rapid
Class IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Snake River At King Hill Id
USGS 13154500
7,980 cfs 6.7 ft
Sf Boise River At Neal Bridge Nr Arrowrock Dam Id
USGS 13192200
360 cfs 7.2 ft
Mccalley Dam Outflow At Mountain Home Afb Id
USGS 131610556
0 cfs 1.8 ft
Big Jacks At Al Sadie Ranch Nr Bruneau
USGS 13169450
0 cfs ft
Canyon Cr At Oregon Trail Xing Nr Mountain Home Id
USGS 13159800
29 cfs 2.5 ft
Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id
USGS 13168500
402 cfs 5.6 ft
Clover Creek Nr King Hill Id
USGS 13154400
24 cfs ft
Sf Boise River Nr Featherville Id
USGS 13186000
903 cfs 2.7 ft
Sf Boise River At Anderson Ranch Dam Id
USGS 13190500
612 cfs 3.6 ft
Dixie Creek Bel Anderson Ranch Dam Id
USGS 13190505
0 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Pole Creek R.S.
SNOTEL 698
53" -1"
Fry Canyon
SNOTEL 1262
2" 0"
Camas Creek Divide
SNOTEL 382
12" -2"
Jackson Peak
SNOTEL 550
56" -1"
Columbia Basin
SNOTEL 1204
5" -2"
16h06 - columbia basin - aerial marker
SNOTEL CMBN2
2.46" -3.86"
Big Bend
SNOTEL 336
4" -3"
Seventysix Creek
SNOTEL 746
17" 0"
Bogus Basin
SNOTEL 978
47" -1"
Graham Guard Sta.
SNOTEL 496
13" -2"
Merritt Mountain
SNOTEL 1207
9" -2"
Trinity Mtn.
SNOTEL 830
62" 0"
Bear Creek
SNOTEL 321
36" -1"
Mores Creek Summit
SNOTEL 637
49" -2"
Fawn Creek
SNOTEL 476
31" -2"
Laurel Draw
SNOTEL 573
11" -2"
Jack Creek Upper
SNOTEL 548
39" 0"
Draw Creek
SNOTEL 454
23" 0"
Atlanta Summit
SNOTEL 306
57" -1"