Antelope Ridge Road

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Antelope Ridge Road follows its namesake ridge from the Bachman Grade Road to Mud Flat Road, part of the Owyhee Back Country Byway. Most of the road is at about 6000 feet elevation, so it is ordinarily impassable from late fall to late spring. The northern part of the road is rough and rocky with significant washouts, suitable for 4WD vehicles with good clearance and stout tires. After about ten miles, or about five miles from Mud Flat Road, it becomes a well-maintained gravel road suitable for most vehicles.

Antelope Ridge Road's elevation provides forever views ending at distant mountain chains.

Dispersed camping is allowed along the road except in a small private property section, including a charming little homestead. The gates on both sides of the private land were open, and there were no signs asking people to stay out.

Owyhee County in Southwest Idaho has over 5,000 square miles of desert, canyons, and mountains. There are no services in the entire area, and cell coverage is spotty. Being adequately prepared for almost any contingency is a must.