This beautiful gem of the byway could be easily passed or overlooked if travelers aren’t already aware of it. The Black Canyon Gorge is just one mile west of Grace and offers display of a basalt lava flow combined with the effects of nature over time. The Bear River formed the canyon as it cut through a series of lava flows. Its deep pools and gentle terraces make Black Canyon a favorite spot for fisherman. In the past, the waters of the Black Canyon have received national attention as one of the most difficult kayak runs in the country. This is one scenic detour that should not be missed.
Travel to downtown Grace, Idaho and turn left (west) on Center Street. Travel 1.1 miles to the Bear River bridge.