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Address: Oxbow, OR 97840
Phone Number: 800-422-3568
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A spectacular gorge with a river running through it which is perfect for...

A spectacular gorge with a river running through it which is perfect for jet boats and white-water rafting.

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Stunning Scenery and Thriving Wildlife

It was a beautiful drive from Halfway to Oxbow. The scenery is stunning and it is evident that there is little interference here with the wildlife...bears, mountain goats, eagles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It was a beautiful drive from Halfway to Oxbow. The scenery is stunning and it is evident that there is little interference here with the wildlife...bears, mountain goats, eagles are all thriving. Highly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Was in the area and was convinced I should take the hour drive up to Hells Canyon Dam. While I admit the scenic attributes were amazing in places, however not much to see driving along the Snake River. I believe if I had been on a bike I would have been much more impressed. But otherwise just a boring drive.... More 

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Thank Charlie H
Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We camped and went on a fishing charter. The campsite was immaculate and the fishing was phenomenal! I will do this trip again!!

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Thank Pete K
Woodburn, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Is a beautiful drive to explore the beauty of Hells Canyon. There is a variety of scenery; landscapes, and animals. Be sure to take a picnic and enjoy the sites. Take own water to drink. Be sure to travel to the dam to really feel the impact of the canyon.

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1 Thank CTPatch
Delft, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A beautiful, quiet scenic drive which ends at the Dam. Well maintained, wide paved road offering stunning views over the canyon. At the dam end of the canyon there was a rest room but no other facilities. We enjoyed the drive in and had our picnic lunch at the river edge. If you happen to be in the area it... More 

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Thank Blossom_26
Tacoma, WA
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

About 80 miles round trip from Halfway, the scenery is stunning. The road is numbing so this is better done with a bit less air pressure on a little bit wider tires.

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Thank Rollieherman
Rathdrum
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hell's canyon dam and the snake river are worth the long drive. No place else like it in the U.S. only one road in and out, but it was paved and well-maintained. You can really go to hell and back there.

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1 Thank Jean K
Oregon
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After reading the promotions, you'd expect that it's a cross between the Grand Canyon and the Sistine Chapel. Yes, it's deep and in some places quite impressive in its geology. It's a long drive through isolated countryside. Take care on a spring trip as it can be accessed only from the south.

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1 Thank zandorfrog
Atlanta, Georgia
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335 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hell's Canyon is special. I drove the Brownlee-Oxbow Highway last week as part of a longer trip to Montana and this was the scenic highlight. Imagine driving along the river-bottom of the Grand Canyon. The desolation is beautiful. I will definitely be returning for a backpacking trip in the near future.

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1 Thank Autopiloted
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Drive from Lewiston, down the Oregon side of the Snake River towards Enterprise and Joseph. The scenery is excellent and a prelude to Hell's Canyon. The road to the viewpoint is quite narrow and winding but well worth while. From the bottom of the canyon drive downstream to the dam and some spectacular scenery. For adventurous drivers only, there is... More 

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