Coyote Grade Road

Coyote Grade Road. This road is an important access 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 or south onto the paved Clark Road and follow it for 3.0 miles to a signed junction. (The first 2.0 miles are paved.) Unfortunately, the junction does not identify the named Coyote Grade Road. Using Google Maps will also get you to this road.

The Coyote Grade Road starts here.

The Coyote Grade Road starts here.

Turn right toward the Rat’s Nest Area. The name must refer to the maze of roads that you will quickly encounter. Follow the road that obviously gets periodic grading and follow it up hill for 5.0 miles and a gain of 1,500 feet. This road has a few sharp turns and impressive dips but is periodically maintained and, when dry, passable for 2WD vehicles with adequate clearance to the Shares Snout area.

 

My GPS track for the Coyote Grade Road to the north slopes of Shares Snout. The main road continues southwest from this point toward Buck Mountain and then due south toward Dryden Peak.

My GPS track for the Coyote Grade Road to the north slopes of Shares Snout. The main road continues southwest from this point toward Buck Mountain and then due south toward Dryden Peak.