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Owner description: Birders making a trip to this area on the Idaho/Oregon border will be able to view Peregrine falcons and Gold eagles.
Fossil
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Long view”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have done some fixing on the road but the first 5 miles off the main highway were quite potholed. It was a very beautiful drive overall but the view of the canyon and across into Idaho was not anything like the Grand Canyon. It is beautiful in its own way but shouldn't be thought of as a "spectacular" view. There are no services within miles in either direction (like 40 miles) so if you want it, take it with you. Watch out for wildlife dawn and dusk. Enjoy the drive there. Make the full loop if you have the time.

Visited July 2014
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Hayden Lake, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Always amazes us that this is in our backyard”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We travel thru this area at least once a year on our motorcycles and are always amazed by the beauty of this entire area and the lack of people, not that we are complaining. We just went to the Grand Canyon and left almost immediately due to so many tourists and crowds. To us, this area is almost as spectacular and made tons better by the lack of people. The roads can be a little rough, but slow down, take your time, stop a lot along the way, and enjoy.

Visited July 2014
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Hereford, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Take your time to explore!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hells Canyon has two ways to best enjoy the beauty: either by watercraft through the canyon, or by driving the high ridge and gazing out over the vista point, which is located off the Wallawa Mountain Loop Road by three miles. There are trails, but they are best reached from the water. One cat see birds and other wildlife from any curve in the road.

Beware that the mountain road is popular with bikers. There is also some repaving done, so proceed with caution.

Visited July 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
627 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We thought this area was beautiful. The gorge was amazing. Staff at the visitor center were quite friendly & helpful. FS road 39 north when leaving the area was quite scenic. Very curvy but nice. The Hell's Canyon Overlook on this road was spectacular

Visited July 2014
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Tumwater, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The USFS is upgrading the main road - North Pine section. The road - FS 39 - is rough in places. The Hells Canyon Overlook is definitely worth the stop. When driving the North Pine Section beware of livestock on the road. Restrooms we stopped at were smelly and not recently serviced - bring your own toilet paper.

Visited June 2014
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