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
Mccalley Dam Outflow At Mountain Home Afb Id
USGS 131610556
0 cfs 1.8 ft
Sf Boise River Nr Featherville Id
USGS 13186000
220 cfs 1.5 ft
Sf Boise River At Anderson Ranch Dam Id
USGS 13190500
692 cfs 3.7 ft
Dixie Creek Bel Anderson Ranch Dam Id
USGS 13190505
0 cfs ft
Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id
USGS 13168500
52 cfs 4.6 ft
Canyon Cr At Oregon Trail Xing Nr Mountain Home Id
USGS 13159800
2 cfs 1.8 ft
Big Jacks At Al Sadie Ranch Nr Bruneau
USGS 13169450
0 cfs ft
Snake River At King Hill Id
USGS 13154500
7,450 cfs 6.9 ft
Clover Creek Nr King Hill Id
USGS 13154400
24 cfs ft
Sf Boise River At Neal Bridge Nr Arrowrock Dam Id
USGS 13192200
360 cfs 7.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Seventysix Creek
SNOTEL 746
1" 0"