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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Lewiston, ID
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Lewiston
Activities: Horseback riding, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Driving
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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.
Longmont, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It is amazing how the Earth created something so awe inspiring. Even through it was winter and we dared not go on a rafting trip.

Visited November 2012
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JULIAETTA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Hells Canyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Beautiful geology! The river trip going clear to the dam is great, but you will get wet! Go on a warm day.

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Grangeville, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Gods Country!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

It's majestic yet serene! A country of amazing wonders! Idaho has spectacular sights but you can't miss Hells Canyon and the Snake River attributes.

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Garden City, Idaho
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is one of the best places to go in Idaho. It can be pretty difficult to get to, but it's worth it once you get there. Amazing views, great river, it's just awesome. So many things to see. Try to go rafting or take a boat trip/tour up the river - it's one of the best and funnest things I've ever done!

Visited November 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Best out door wilderness adventure ever -- 5 days on the Snake River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I spent 5 days on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. The experience exceeded all my expectations. The scenery, rapids, hiking and food were excellent. Our ROW guides knew their jobs, the history of the canyon, and the river. Not only were they great guides, they were awesome cooks! I think I put on at least 8 pounds on this trip!! I would highly recommend this trip for anyone wishing to get off the grid for a week. Sleeping under the stars, not wearing a watch or having to deal with cell phones was superb!! I went on this trip solo, but made new friendships with my co-adventurers, and guides.

Visited September 2012
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