Offering a panoramic, breathtaking view of the Owyhee Mountains, the Western Heritage Historic Byway encompasses vast sagebrush lands and canyon rims of the Snake River. Birds of prey are often spotted in this area, but the best time to spot them soaring through the skies is March to late June.



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Things To Know

  • Location: From Meridian, Idaho Highway 69 begins on the southbound road from exit 44 of I-84 and runs for 8 miles to East Avalon Avenue in Kuna. Turn south on Swan Falls Road and continue for 21 miles through the National Conservation Area (NCA) Birds of Prey to Swan Falls Dam.
  • Attractions include the Kuna Visitor Center; Silver Trail at Indian Creek; Pioneer Cemetery; Initial Point; Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area; Dedication Point; Snake River Canyon Rim, Swan Falls Dam Historic Powerhouse and Museum, Celebration Park, Owhyee County Museum.
  • Drive Time: 47 miles. Allow 1.5 hours for travel.
  • Full services are available in Kuna. Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).