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Address: P.O. Box 159, Oxbow, OR 97840
Phone Number: 800-422-3568
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Activities: White-water rafting
Description: 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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Breathtaking Scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
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Woodburn, Oregon
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Woodburn, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Delft, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Tacoma, WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Rathdrum
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Monroe, Oregon
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216 reviews 216 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

happy that it is not that busy, great views, take a boatride! highly recommended, although you should check if your at the north of soutch side, two different areas

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Toledo, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Hells Canyon is pretty amazing. The drive to get up to the lookout is as much worth it as the view at the top.

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Eagle, Idaho
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Our favorite place to camp and water ski. Any of the three reservoirs offers great skiing. And the Idaho Power Campgrounds are really clean and well-maintained. Only negative is that the water turns green late in the summer due to the algae from the heat.

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