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Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

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Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

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Shaked007 wrote a review Dec 2019
Hod Hasharon, Israel1,382 contributions408 helpful votes
While staying at the Belle Pepper's B&B in Joseph (reviewed by me separately) our hosts recommended the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, especially the Hells Canyon Overlook. We usually make a point of going by the local's recommendations, so off we went. We started our drive through the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, which is beautiful in itself. We used forest Road Number 39. The Hells Canyon Overlook is signed (Small sign, by the way.....) and it takes you up a narrow winding road to the magnificent lookout, which has toilets, nice benches and tables for picnics, little trails and stunning views of Hells Canyon, which is reportedly deeper than the Grand Canyon (!!!). It is very different in its geology from the Grand Canyon but it is definitely very impressive. From the lookout we descended into the Snake River gorge with its dams and lakes, which were also worth the visit. All in all, a great half day trip!! Well worth it!! Be sure to visit the Hells Canyon Overlook!!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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toohuge wrote a review Dec 2019
Vallejo, California1,542 contributions101 helpful votes
So we were in the area and decided to travel down to hell's canyon dam. Beautiful drive along the river with the deep snow covered gorge.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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QueueBee wrote a review Oct 2019
Pendleton, Oregon2 contributions
The drive up is long, twisty, and totally worth it. The view is exceptional. There's also an abundance of wildlife to view coming and going. A wonderful afternoon sightseeing trip
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Shirley G wrote a review Aug 2019
Springfield, Oregon1,599 contributions312 helpful votes
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There is no way to find the words or adjectives to describe this area of Oregon. Hells Canyon is the deepest canyon in the US. This scenic byway is now my favorite scenic byway in Oregon. Lots of pull outs to take photo's and stops for viewing. I have seen several canyons but this one out shines them all. It is one of Oregon's best kept secrets. Tourists on the byway were patient and there is no need to go at any speed. Take your time and enjoy the picture taking opportunities.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Michael K wrote a review Apr 2019
Star, Idaho, United States368 contributions23 helpful votes
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What a wonderful day drive. Up and Down the Snake river, Past multiple dams, no-one on the road. What a fantastic day. Make sure to stop at some of the historical sites and read about our history.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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