Little Horse Basin Gap Road

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 Owyhee County, Idaho, is home to many spectacular ravines, gullies, and rock formations. Little Horse Basin Gap Road, while not very long, provides interesting and awesome examples of many of these spectacular formations. The trail is on BLM land and borders the Little Jack’s Creek Wilderness Area. This area is at a low enough elevation that snow is rarely a problem—but portions of the trail become treacherously slippery when wet. Although the trail is relatively easy to drive, rough spots do require clearance.

While fairly easy to access from Highway 51, Little Horse Basin Gap Road is located in an area of approximately 5000 square miles with no services, limited cell phone coverage, literally thousands of trail segments, and at least five wilderness areas. Travelers should treat the entire area with respect and should not enter it unless well prepared for whatever contingencies may occur.

While dispersed camping is allowed along the trail, there were no obvious locations to set up a camp.