Owyhee Canyon Overlook
Drive up to the rim of the Owyhee River Canyon for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Owyhee River Canyon Wilderness Study Area, which features 126 miles of narrow, meandering canyons ranging 500 to 1000-feet deep.
Jordan Valley is the closest town to the Owyhee Canyon Overlook, and we recommend stopping by Big Loop Pizza and Subs, which just opened in spring 2021. If you could go for a pepperoni pizza or a French Dip after your long drive to the Owyhee, you’ll find those and all the other classic pizzas and sandwiches at Big Loop.
If something on the sweeter side is more to your taste, check out the giant cookies and other tasty treats at Skinner’s Rockhouse. They’ve also got a great selection of coffee for those in need of an energy boost!
Succor Creek State Natural Area
Succor Creek State Natural Area lies within a beautiful desert canyon full of impressive rock spires, sheer walls and caves to be explored. The area along the creek is a lush oasis that attracts all kinds of wildlife, including mule deer and bighorn sheep. Succor Creek is also known for its thundereggs, or round geodes filled with agate, jasper, opal or other beautiful minerals.
On your way in, you don’t want to miss Tacos Mi Ranchito, a first-rate Mexican restaurant in Ontario, Oregon. The torta, or Mexican sandwich, is our top to-go choice for its portability and phenomenal taste. We highly recommend picking one up to take down to Succor Creek! You’ll find picnic tables on the west side of the creek to enjoy your meal.
Lake Owyhee State Park
The Owyhee Reservoir is a 53-mile long lake that fills a rugged canyon featuring towering rock formations. Along the shores of the reservoir is Lake Owyhee State Park, where you can enjoy the amenities of picnic tables and restrooms in the middle of this remote desert oasis.
On your way to the lake, we recommend stopping at Succor Creek Coffee in Adrian for top-quality coffee and Rock Store Grill in Nyssa for mouth-watering burgers and fries.