Places to See
The public lands of the Owyhee Field Office hold outstanding scenic, cultural, and geologic values for visitors. From the sheer rock cliffs and magnificent plateaus of the Owyhee Canyonlands, to the scenery and wildlife viewing available along the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway, the southwest corner of Idaho is a special place to visit.
Visitors can explore historic Silver City for a glimpse of what life was like in an Old West mining town.
In the spring of 2009, Congress designated as Wilderness more than 323,000 acres of public lands in the Owyhee Field Office and nearly 150 miles of the Owyhee River system as Wild & Scenic River.