After months of scouting maps and learning the topography near Boise, the Blacks Creek Road area appeared to have some interesting cliffs along an offshoot of the Boise River. A random spring drive to this beautiful area has sparked a few planned return trips. Here are the photos that followed.

Cows along a blooming hillside on Blacks Creek Road.
Cows along a blooming hillside on Blacks Creek Road.
 
Afternoon along Blacks Creek Road on the way to Prairie, Idaho.
Afternoon along Blacks Creek Road on the way to Prairie, Idaho.
 
Blacks Creek Road on the way to the South Fork of the Boise River.
Blacks Creek Road on the way to the South Fork of the Boise River.
 
A spring squall rolls over the hills above South Fork of the Boise River Canyon.
A spring squall rolls over the hills above South Fork of the Boise River Canyon.
 
A spring storm rolls through the South Fork of the Boise River.
A spring storm rolls through the South Fork of the Boise River.
 
A lingering spring storm over the South Fork of the Boise River.
A lingering spring storm over the South Fork of the Boise River.
 
The day’s last rays filter through the canyon of the South Fork of the Boise River.
The day’s last rays filter through the canyon of the South Fork of the Boise River.
 
Blooming wildflowers near Bonneville Point with Lucky Peak in the distance.
Blooming wildflowers near Bonneville Point with Lucky Peak in the distance.
 
Sunset behind a tree at Bonneville Point along the Oregon Trail near Boise, Idaho.
Sunset behind a tree at Bonneville Point along the Oregon Trail near Boise, Idaho.
 

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 15:27
Robby Milo

Thanks Stephen! It’s definitely a hidden gem that I’m glad to have stumbled on.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 13:47

Great photos. I haven’t been back since the fire, so I’m going to drive through this weekend. I’m amazed how many people in Boise haven’t heard of this drive.

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