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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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Address: Lewiston, ID
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The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is accessible by jet...

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.

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Great Views!! Beautiful

We travelled on our motorcycle and it was one of the most scenic roads we have been on in awhile. Lots to do, great to drive through.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DaMama4
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Camrose, Canada
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Camrose, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on our motorcycle and it was one of the most scenic roads we have been on in awhile. Lots to do, great to drive through.

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Steilacoom, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It was a pleasant and scenic drive through some good scenery from Lewiston to Pittsburg Landing. I found the Nez Perce reservation and battle sites more interesting. I think there are some more spectacular views in the canyon along the Snake River than we saw from the car or on foot, but be advised that you need to pay big... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area is not to be missed. The deepest canyon in North America the scenery is incredible.

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Pittsburg Landing provides access to Hells Canyon and the Snake River. It's about a one hour drive, each way, from the highway. Even though most of the road is unpaved, it is maintained and is in excellent condition, suitable even for low clearance passenger cars. One important bit of advice: Take the road to the Upper Landing, which branches to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Lewiston can get very hot in the summer so go to this park if you want to cool down or even take a dip in the Snake River. Beautiful green lawns and trees make it almost romantic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great place to fish and float the river. Tons of different areas to check out and fun day in the sun!

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The Snake River canyon south of Asotin is well worth driving 15-20 miles on a curvy, paved road alongside the river. The beauty of the mountains is stunning. Plan on driving an hour in and an hour out at the speed limit of 35 miles per hour. This road is on the Washington State side of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful narrative trip up Hells Canyon. Captain of vessel well informed on history of the rivers & canyon. Entertaining dialogue with masterful piloting skills of river sled made for an all around pleasant journey. Would do it again. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

What a wonderful spot! Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America and the whitewater trips are unbelievable. Should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We drove through the area rather than walking but it was still worthwhile. The road quality is good and the views are spectacular

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