Murphy To Bruneau


This river drains a seldom seen or used section (other than farming) of southern Idaho.  The word Jarbidge is thought to mean demon, devil or monster in the Shoshone Indian language.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Jarbidge River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 2,600cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13162225, the Jarbidge River Below Jarbidge Remember only watercraft are permitted at Murphy to Bruneau.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Rapid 1
Class III- to III
Rapid 2
Class III- to III
Rapid 3
Class III- to III
Rapid 4
Class III- to III
Rapid 5
Class III- to III
Rapid 6
Class III- to III
Rapid 7
Class III- to III
Rapid 8
Class III- to III
Rapid 9
Class III- to III
Rapid 10
Class III
Rapid 11
Class III
Rapid 12
Class III- to III
Rapid 13
Class III
Rapid 14
Class III+ to IV
Rapid 15
Class III- to III
Rapid 16
Class III
Rapid 17
Class III- to III
Rapid 18
Class III
Sevy Falls Rapid
Class IV
Tonsmeire Torrent Rapids
Class III to III+
Rapid 19
Class III- to III
Rapid 20
Class III
Rapid 21
Class III
Rapid 22
Class III- to III
Rapid 23
Class III- to III
Rapid 24
Class III- to III
Wally's Wallow Rapid
Class IV
Rapid 25
Class IV- to IV
Rapid 26
Class III- to III
Rapid 26
Class III- to III
Rapid 27
Class III
Rapid 28
Class III- to III
Rapid 29
Class III- to III
The Maze Rapid
Class IV
Rapid 30
Class III- to IV
Rapid 31
Class III
Jarbidge Falls
Class V to V+
Rapid 32
Class III- to III
Rapid 33
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Snake River Bl Lower Salmon Falls Nr Hagerman Id
USGS 13135000
5,330 cfs ft
Jarbidge River Below Jarbidge
USGS 13162225
4 cfs 2.6 ft
Owyhee R Nr Mountain City
USGS 13175100
13 cfs 3.7 ft
Malad River Nr Gooding Id
USGS 13152500
222 cfs 2.7 ft
N Channel Snake R @ Upper Salmon Falls Nr Hagerman
USGS 13134556
79 cfs ft
Mud Creek Nr Buhl Id
USGS 13094700
128 cfs ft
Marys R Ab Hot Springs C Nr Deeth
USGS 10315500
1 cfs 2.3 ft
Marys River Below Orange Bridge Nr Charleston Nv
USGS 10313400
8 cfs 1.6 ft
Big Jacks At Al Sadie Ranch Nr Bruneau
USGS 13169450
0 cfs ft
S-Coulee Nr Wendell Id
USGS 13095360
0 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Big Bend
SNOTEL 336
1" 0"
Jacks Peak
SNOTEL 549
2" 1"
Seventysix Creek
SNOTEL 746
1" 0"
Fry Canyon
SNOTEL 1262
1" 0"