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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Address: Enterprise, OR
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Enterprise
Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, White-water rafting, Horseback riding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Birders making a trip to this area on the Idaho/Oregon border will be able to view Peregrine...
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, White-water rafting, Horseback riding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Birders making a trip to this area on the Idaho/Oregon border will be able to view Peregrine falcons and Gold eagles.
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Marietta, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We took the jet boat tour up the canyon and it was an amazing trip. We stopped at the old ranch and had a picnic lunch. We saw tons of wildlife including sheep/rams, deer, an eagle and more. Our tour let us out at a neat little waterfall too and it was very fun wading in the water and getting... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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67 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This unique area and overlook is a must-see while exploring NE Oregon. The views of Seven Devils and other spots of the canyon are splendid. Take your time and enjoy!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

visited Hells Canyon from Enterprise Oregon. We drove all the way to hatpoint. This is a gravel road, wich is a bit steep for the first 5 or 6 miles, but it gets better afterwards. Don't let the fact that this is not a paved road skip you from going here. It's a great ride and even though we didn't... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It took me 60 years to finally visit Hells Canyon. Don't wait as long as I did. This is an amazing place to visit. The view point near Imnaha is a must see.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This area is awesome for hiking and many other outdoor activities. We went deep into the canyon a couple of times. Hat Point is a long drive but a super view of the Snake River and a 7 mile hike down to the river! Wallowa Lake area has some awesome hiking also. This whole area is a hikers dream and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Next year when I return to Oregon and the Wallowas, I am going to hike along the Imnaha River Trail. But just viewing Hells Canyon from an above-the-canyon viewpoint was amazing. It is Grand Canyon-esque but with its own unique personality. I will not set foot in Idaho, just across the river, as I am strongly opposed to the wolf... More 

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Fossil
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have done some fixing on the road but the first 5 miles off the main highway were quite potholed. It was a very beautiful drive overall but the view of the canyon and across into Idaho was not anything like the Grand Canyon. It is beautiful in its own way but shouldn't be thought of as a "spectacular" view.... More 

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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We travel thru this area at least once a year on our motorcycles and are always amazed by the beauty of this entire area and the lack of people, not that we are complaining. We just went to the Grand Canyon and left almost immediately due to so many tourists and crowds. To us, this area is almost as spectacular... More 

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Hereford, AZ
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hells Canyon has two ways to best enjoy the beauty: either by watercraft through the canyon, or by driving the high ridge and gazing out over the vista point, which is located off the Wallawa Mountain Loop Road by three miles. There are trails, but they are best reached from the water. One cat see birds and other wildlife from... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We thought this area was beautiful. The gorge was amazing. Staff at the visitor center were quite friendly & helpful. FS road 39 north when leaving the area was quite scenic. Very curvy but nice. The Hell's Canyon Overlook on this road was spectacular

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