BLM Lands Among Most Amazing Hidden Gems

Four beautiful BLM locations were highlighted in the Weather Channel’s recent feature - Most Amazing Hidden Gem in Every State:  

  • Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado; 
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in New Mexico; 
  • Rio Grande National Monument in New Mexico (labeled Texas); and 
  • Black Sands Beach/Shelter Cove within the King Range National Conservation Area in California.

CLICK HERE to view the entire set. 

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM


Always A Favorite #Bucketlist Location: The Owyhee Canyonlands

The Owyhee Canyonlands is a huge and remote area of eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho and northern Nevada. Hidden within this vast high desert plateau are deep canyons carved by the Owyhee, Bruneau, and Jarbidge Rivers. These rivers, recognized as Wilderness, offer something for nearly every level of boating experience.

In 1984, Congress recognized this unsurpassed beauty by designating 120 miles of the spectacular Owyhee River located in Oregon as a wild river component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. The Idaho portions were designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in 2009.  Click here to learn more.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM