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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Lewiston, ID
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Lewiston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Canyons, National Parks
Activities: Horseback riding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Driving
Owner description: The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is accessible by jet boat or raft. Those who explore this rugged wilderness will find ancient... more » Owner description: The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is accessible by jet boat or raft. Those who explore this rugged wilderness will find ancient tribal carvings in the rocks, deserted ranches and closed-up gold mines. « less
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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love having this wonderful area just at my doorstep. Not literally but there is fishing hiking you name it. I love to fish with my husband and bass stealhead you name it. great fun

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Port Angeles, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Great staff in visitors center, even filled my husband's new coffee cup. Clean, clearly marked trails.

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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My white water rafting days are over so Beamers Jet Boat Tours was the next best choice. The boats are large, powerful with all the comforts; bench seating,covered top, open windows, bathroom and a smooth dry ride. I took the full day trip which is 200 miles round trip. Several stops along the way. Besides the amazing gorge we saw... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My trip to Hells Canyon was the trip of a lifetime. Deep canyons, white water, history, down the river on a jet and get back to our tour boat. We even grounded on the bank on the Oregon side of the canyon one mile from turn around but banded together to move the boat and get back to Clarkston. A... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

practically in the town of lewiston and very crowded. not good for camping unless you are just wanting to sleep next to strangers and share a campfire story. Good for swimming in town

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A group of five of us did the three day trip down the Snake River, Hells Canyon in Idaho. Everything was great, the river experience, the people and the food! I'm a vegetarian and still thought the food was amazing. They even made me a the two other veggies on the trip a tofu dish that was top notch. The... More

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Clarkston, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have made between 10 and 15 trips up Hells Canyon by both commercial and private jet boats during the past 20 years, and no two are the same. I have stayed overnight at Copper Creek as part of one of the 2-day commercial trips called "US Mail Tour," by Beamer's, and that trip was memorable. Food and lodging were... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the many attractions in the Lewiston, ID area is the jet boat trip up the Snake River to Hells Canyon (full trip) or part way up and return. My wife and I took the jet boat trip on a recent anniversary. The Snake and Clearwater rivers both meet at Lewiston (Clarkston, WA is across the Snake River from... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hells canyon is an incredible area to visit or plan a vacation. Boating, fishing, swimming and sightseeing. River Quest Jet Boat excursion is by far the best way to see the canyon from the river.Butch who owns River Quest has been taking folks on tours for over 20 years, he knows this canyon. Hells Gate State park is an excellent... More

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Touring Hells Canyon is a trip of a lifetime, but be careful who you choose to go with. Jet boats are my pick. The canyon is hot so make sure you pick a boat with open sides. My family and I have gone with several companies, but we like Snake River Adventures the best. It's family owned and operated and... More

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