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Address: Oxbow, OR 97840
Phone Number: 800-422-3568
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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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As pretty or prettier than the Grand Canyon!

This area was much prettier than I expected. The Hells Canyon Overlook was truly amazing. The wildflowers were blooming everywhere, hills were colored in pink, purple, white and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tyme4relaxing
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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260 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was much prettier than I expected. The Hells Canyon Overlook was truly amazing. The wildflowers were blooming everywhere, hills were colored in pink, purple, white and yellow. The green hills dotted with trees were looming in the distance. You can drive down to the River but the prettiest view is from the overlook. WOW!

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Thank Tyme4relaxing
Halfway, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am blessed to only live 17 miles from Hells Canyon and love to visit daily if I can get away from the ranch. There is just something so peaceful about being in the canyon with family and friends and enjoying the views and water.

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Thank Cindi D
Lacey, Washington
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130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always wanted to visit Hells Canyon and we finally made it. We drove from Ontario OR to Cambridge ID and followed 71 into the canyon. The drive from Cambridge to the Canyon is beautiful, very rural and very little traffic. You first see the Snake River at Brownlee Reservoir. This is quite a large reservoir. The color of the... More 

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Thank Paula S
Payette, Idaho
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canyon lands owned by Idaho power. Great camping for a little price. Fishing up and down the river. Hot in the summer.

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Thank RazorNo1
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It was a beautiful drive from Halfway to Oxbow. The scenery is stunning and it is evident that there is little interference here with the wildlife...bears, mountain goats, eagles are all thriving. Highly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Was in the area and was convinced I should take the hour drive up to Hells Canyon Dam. While I admit the scenic attributes were amazing in places, however not much to see driving along the Snake River. I believe if I had been on a bike I would have been much more impressed. But otherwise just a boring drive.... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We camped and went on a fishing charter. The campsite was immaculate and the fishing was phenomenal! I will do this trip again!!

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Woodburn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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