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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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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.
Lewiston, ID
+1 800-523-6502
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Riggins, Salmon River Morel- a few mins drive to the visitor centre where u can get maps & information for the drive up to Hell Canyon Heaven gate. I was driving a Nissan rogue & didn't engage in a lower gear- mistake!...More

Thank Cornfields_L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was great fun on the Snake River. This canyon is deader than the Grand Canyon which was a surprise for us.As you go down the river, you have Washington on one side and Idaho on the other. We stopped for refreshments on the Idaho...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was with some trepidation that I booked this trip on the recommendation of a friend. We flew from the UK in a party comprising 2 adults and 3 teenage sons. It was the most incredible trip we have ever been on, and could not...More

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured Hells Canyon Recreation Area as a part of a group tour with Globus. We rode Beamer’s jet boat and was so impressed with the captains knowledge of the river and area. We ate lunch at Heller’s Bar and had some great fried chicken....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 11, 2018

An outstanding white water rafting trip with ROW Adventures out of Lewiston, Idaho. Water is dam controlled so there is always plenty of water. This company had the best river guides, accommodating the wide variety of folks in a group of sixteen. Beautiful scenery, good...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We are familiar with Hells Canyon having lived in East. Or. but for anyone wanting an adventure, take the jet boat trip up the river. It's an all day trip, and you will get a narrative of the history re: people back in the day...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

I went on a 5-day white water rafting trip in early July through ROW adventures. The weather was perfect for all five days (nothing warmer than 85 degrees). Highlights included visiting some now abandoned early settler homes, "Suicide Point" which provides a beautiful vista of...More

Thank sbichl29
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Great six hour jet boat tour of Hells Canyon. Guides were funny and informative. Wear casual clothes, even a swim suit some enjoyed a dip in the river where we stopped and had our box lunches. Fun for all ages.

Thank celestegillispie
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My wife and I took a three night four day rafting trip down the Snake River in Hells Canyon with ROW adventures. What an experience! The canyon is spectacular. The team of guides were amazingly efficient and worked long hard hours to make the trip...More

Thank stewartphotos
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is a very reputable company. Brandie made the booking very easy as she patiently answered questions and explained everything. The food on board for lunch was amazing: attractively served, fresh, nutritious and plentiful. The dessert was a delicious homemade cake. The class 4/5 rapids...More

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June 20, 2016|
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Lewiston is best. All tour boats start there and you have good hotels.
Ivy A
April 8, 2016|
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Response from primescot2 | Reviewed this property |
There are approx 5-6 rapids between Pittsburg Landing and Hell's Canyon Dam, and the jet boat moves through them quickly. Probably each rapid is 20 seconds in duration. I would be surprised is it would be a problem. I... More
May 2, 2015|
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Response from 967keng | Reviewed this property |
One day would be a great amount of time to check out Hell's Canyon. If you take one of the jetboat excursions up into the canyon; I'd recommend the all-day package (Hell's Canyon Adventures are excellent guides). It's... More