Coyote Grade Road is an important access road into the Northern Owyhee Mountains. The road is easily accessed from ID-78. Take ID-78 east from Marsing, Idaho for 5.5 miles. Turn right/south onto [paved] Clark Road and follow it for 3.0 miles to a signed junction. Unfortunately, the junction does not identify Coyote Grade Road. Using Google Maps will also get you to this road.
Turn right toward the Rat’s Nest Area. The name must refer to the maze of roads that you quickly encounter. Follow the road (that obviously gets periodic grading) uphill for 5.0 miles and an elevation gain of 1,500 feet. This road has a few sharp turns and impressive dips but is periodically maintained and, when dry, is passable for 2WD vehicles with adequate clearance to the Shares Snout area.