Ride the trails in southwest Idaho's rugged Owyhee County!
September 25,26,27,28,29 |
5 days, 260 miles.
Limited Distance Rides:
Each day is separate AERC event - ride one, or ride them all!
Saturday, September 29:
The annual Costume Contest!
Great trails, dinners provided for all riders!
2005 - Coverage/Results/Photos
2006 - Coverage/Results/Photos
2003 results and photos
2002 Ride Photos from Leo
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5
Some more 2002 photos by Karen
Read about the History and Geology of Owyhee County
The Trail: One basecamp: All days loop out of our ranch. Trail will consist of dirt road and 2-track, cross-country, cow trails, ridge tops and sand/gravel washes - there will be a little bit of everything. Footing is generally good, but there will be some sand and rock. Pads or Easyboots are recommended. Terrain is rolling, minor elevation changes.
Overview of each day's trail, 2003 : Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5
The Weather: Normal daytime temperatures are 60's and 70's, night-time temps 40's-50's. Usually pleasant riding weather, may get cold at night.
The Camp: will be a large field on our ranch outside of Oreana, Idaho. Corrals available on request.
- From I-84 West (Oregon) take exit 35 (Nampa Blvd, Hwy 55, Marsing), turn south off ramp onto Nampa Blvd. (towards Nampa). Turn left on 3rd St. and then follow signs to Hwy 45 to Murphy and Silver City.
Turn Right onto Hwy 45 (12th) and continue through Nampa to the Snake River. Hwy 45 becomes Hwy 78 after crossing the Snake River. Go LEFT on Hwy 78 towards Murphy and Grandview. Stay on Hwy 78 approx. 23 miles.
Turn right on Oreana Loop Rd. (past mile marker 42) Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road (about 1.5 mi. from turnoff onto Oreana Loop Rd) Continue 4.5 miles to camp.
Driving time from Nampa is about 1 hour.
- From I-84 East (Utah/Wyoming) Take Exit 112 at Hammett. Follow signs to Hwy 78 West, towards Bruneau and Grandview. Continue west on 78 past Bruneau and Grandview (approx 50 miles), turn Left onto Oreana Loop Rd - paved road, just past mile marker 43. (don't take the gravel Oreana Loop Rd before this!)Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road (about 1.5 mi. from turnoff onto Oreana Loop Rd) Continue 4.5 miles to camp.
- From Hwy 95 (Nevada, California): continue north from Winnemucca, turn right on Hwy 55, then right on Marsing/Murphy Rd, this becomes Hwy 78. Follow 78 east along the Snake River, past Murphy. Turn right on Oreana Loop Rd. (past mile marker 42) Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road (about 1.5 mi. from turnoff onto Oreana Loop Rd) Continue 4.5 miles to camp.
Awards and Dinners: Idaho-gourmet dinner, awards, meeting and campfire every evening. Saturday night: Campfire, dinner, Awards - daily awards, overall 5-day awards, plus special Halloween awards for best dressed horse and rider!
Embroidered jackets for 5-day / 1-horse finishers, sweatshirts, tshirts, caps, buckets, unique painted rocks, plus special prizes and awards.
Pre-Registration by September 22
Registration and Entry Fees
Steph and John Teeter
15401 Bates Ck Rd
Oreana, ID 83650
208.834.2788 or 208.875.1206
Michael Peterson DVM, Robert Washington DVM, Gene Nance DVM
...day after day of sun, sand, wind, rock, rivers, mountains, canyons, bandits, lizards and snakes... are you tough?
2003 Tough Sucker Award Winners!
final five days of the
Owyhee Tough Sucker Award
All EIGHT days of Owyhee Endurance Rides.
Same rider, any horse.
final three days of the
Owyhee Not-Quite-As-Tough Sucker Award
All SIX days of Owyhee Limited Distance Rides.
Same rider, any horse.