New Owyhee Canyonlands guidebook features hiking, biking, camping and driving adventures

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
There are many two-track trails in the Owyhees that are great for mountain biking and exploring.

MOUNTAIN HOME -- Idaho outdoor authors Steve Stuebner and Mark Lisk have teamed up to produce a new 240-page guidebook titled "The Owyhee Canyonlands - An Outdoor Adventure Guide."

The 240-page book is now available for retail sales in

Southwest Idaho. It retails for $19.95; full-color

ebooks cost $25.

Copies are available at Gus's Gas Stop in Grand View, Jumbo's in Bruneau, Elmore Books & More in Mountain Home, and the Owyhee County Museum in Murphy, as well as outdoor retail stores in Boise.

"The Owyhee Canyonlands - An Outdoor Adventure Guide" combines Stuebner's writing and guidebook expertise with the spectacular photography of fine arts photographer Mark Lisk. The book is a product of several decades of research by Stuebner and Lisk, who love to camp, hike, bike, boat and explore the Owyhee Mountains and Canyonlands.

The guidebook features 55 hikes and mountain bike rides -- spanning from Leslie Gulch and Succor Creek in Eastern Oregon, south of Ontario, Ore., across the Owyhee Front from Marsing to Grand View, to the Bruneau, Sheep

Creek and Jarbidge canyons, south of Mountain Home.

It also has a mile-by-mile driving guide to the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway, and camping tips along the way.

All told, the Owyhee Canyonlands cover 5 million acres or 7,697 square miles in Owyhee County, Idaho, an area larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

"It's been a long, fun and arduous journey to pull this book together," said Stuebner, author of many popular outdoor guides, including Boise Trail Guide: 75 Hiking and

Trail-Running Routes Close to Home, Mountain Biking in Boise and the Boise Road Cycling Guide.

"Because of the sheer remoteness of the Owyhees and lack of services, the Owyhees can be somewhat daunting and puzzling to outdoorsy folks," Stuebner said. "Our guide will provide tons of new camping, hiking, biking or driving adventures in this stunningly beautiful area. Detailed driving

directions to trailheads, GPS coordinates for trailheads and fully detailed descriptions for hiking and biking adventures unlocks the mystery of these

trips for the public to enjoy."

The book also has lots of camping and hiking tips for exploring all of the new Owyhee Wilderness areas in SW Idaho -- the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness, Big and Little Jacks Creek Wilderness, Pole Creek Wilderness and

Jarbidge-Bruneau-Sheep Creek Wilderness.

The books also are available online for sale at,, and