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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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Address: Enterprise, OR
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Activities: Birdwatching, White-water rafting, Horseback riding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Camping
Description: Birders making a trip to this area on the Idaho/Oregon border will be able...
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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We took 3 days to drive around...would not want to spend less. The drive up to the dam was awesome, although a bit of an anti climax when you get to the structure itself. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We took 3 days to drive around...would not want to spend less. The drive up to the dam was awesome, although a bit of an anti climax when you get to the structure itself. The canyon is so vast it takes your breath away. But that is only a piece of the story...the people are the real National Treasure. Frost... More 

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California Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did this down the snake river and what a fantastic view. Everywhere! Good lunch. I have to say the price is a bit high, but everything is anymore. The boat driver and his son were excellant hosts. 😊

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Ahsahka, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The canyon is an amazing place, but visit in the early to late spring, summer it is a furnace. Jet boats leave on tours from Lewiston Idaho and run the Snake River in the bottom of the canyon. There are also a few places you can drive to the river, Pittsburg Landing being the easiest and best complete with a... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Enterprise, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Enterprise

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