Box Canyon construction is completed. Due to eagles wintering in the area, the back parking lot will remain closed until Spring 2021. The front parking lot will remain open. It is less than a mile walk to the overlook and the trail head. But just a reminder, it is $7 to park in that parking lot, unless you have your Idaho state park passport.
The Kelton Road offers views of the abutments for the bridge that carried wagons traveling the Oregon Trail. From about 1864 to 1883 this was on the regular route that carried mail, freight and passengers between Boise and the railhead at Kelton, Utah. The trail had so much traffic that grooves were cut into the rocks, but by July 1884, a traveler on the old route noticed that “grass grows over the defunct overland Kelton stage road where a weary traveler once traveled in clouds of dust…”