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Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America, is an amazing place. There are trails on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Riggins, Idaho
Hells Canyon is as hot as...

In the summer add 10 degrees to what the temperature is predicted. This is one HOT place! Nice to... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
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A spectacular gorge with a river running through it which is perfect for jet boats and white-water rafting.
Oxbow, OR 97840
+1 800-422-3568
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 29, 2016

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...More

3  Thank Paulas5458549
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

After reading the promotions, you'd expect that it's a cross between the Grand Canyon and the Sistine Chapel. Yes, it's deep and in some places quite impressive in its geology. It's a long drive through isolated countryside. Take care on a spring trip as it...More

1  Thank zandorfrog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America, is an amazing place. There are trails on the canyon walls in some places to show how the miners, ranchers traveled if not by boat. Wonderful history in this area with some structures still standing. Many books...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

In the summer add 10 degrees to what the temperature is predicted. This is one HOT place! Nice to look at but I would stay at Halfway, it is cooler and beautiful.

Thank jerkjunkie
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Nature was amazing. The cliffs on either side of the river are dramatic and the water has some cool drop offs. There is reported a lot of wildlife although we didn’t see any until we got back on land. We saw a bear cub across...More

1  Thank Lauren K
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Spent two beautiful nights. Wonderful accommodation to use when doing jet boat tour, same company. Neat and "clean"!, roomy and very comfortable. Hosts were very accommodating and gracious. Breakfast was excellent. Dinner dining is quite a distance away, so we brought microwave/barbeque stuff and did...More

Thank mlunstra2
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This out of the way drive has fantastic scenery and the Dams are amazing. We made the drive in one day - but plan to go back and stay in one or more of the campgrounds located along the drive. They are all well maintained...More

Thank David D
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We did the drive today and it is awesome; makes some of our Colorado canyon passes a little paltry in comparison. Tomorrow we take a jet boat up the river, so stay tuned!

Thank CO2girl
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Perfect place to stay. The lodge is a Bed and Breakfast. The rooms were huge, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The people running the lodge are friendly and extremely welcoming. My husband and I had a great time visiting with everyone. I would...More

Thank dransier
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous scenery & exhilarating ride for an extremely delightful day, and at the end of our trip up the river, four male big horn sheep greeted us as they were coming down for an afternoon drink.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed October 2, 2016

I have been to Hell's canyon 4 times in the past 18 months. In that time I have both driven through a good portion of the canyon and hiked several of the trails - all in the late summer / early fall time frame. The...More

1  Thank Engineerman66
Reviewed July 12, 2016

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...More

Thank Tyme4relaxing
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