Nearest Town: American Falls
Site Size: 20 mile route
Directions: I-86 Exit #36 to Rockland; follow ID 37 S for 7 mi; at mp 48.6, zero odometer and turn L (E) on Big Canyon Rd (main rd accessible by passenger car, but don’t drive it until rd dries out); mi 7.0 rd heads up a side canyon on L (N) that can be hiked; mi 7.3 logging rd on R (S) continues up Big Canyon; stay on main rd; mi 9.1 parking area/logging rd on R (S) (hike to the ridge top); mi 9.2 stay L along ridge-top; mi 9.4 bear R; descend through Knox Canyon; mi 20 L (N) on Arbon Valley Hwy; go 4 mi into Pauline.
Description: In the surrounding farmlands, Mourning Dove, Horned Lark, Vesper, Brewer’s, and Lark Sparrows, Western Meadowlark, and Brewer’s Blackbird can be seen. In shrub areas, watch for Dusky Flycatcher, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Green-tailed Towhee, Virginia’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Lazuli Bunting. In the forest, nesters include woodpeckers, Tree and Violet-green Swallows, Mountain Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing, Hermit and Swainson’s Thrushes, Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Warbling and Cassin’s Vireos, Western Tanager, and Cassin’s Finch. Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Red Crossbill may be seen at higher elevations.
BLM (208) 478-6341
American Falls Chamber of Commerce (208)226-7214