Mobile | Blog
Photo Blog


What to see and
what to do in

Hells Canyon

ACCOMODATIONS
Campgrounds/RV Parks

ACTIVITIES
Access Points
Fishing
Jet Boat Tours
Whitewater Rafting

ATTRACTIONS
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Hells Canyon Dam
Overlooks
Reservoirs
Scenic Drives

VISITOR INFORMATION
Area Map
Facts
Pittsburg Landing
Reservoirs

Points of Interest
Heavens Gate Lookout
Heavens Gate Vista
Pittsburg Landing
Seven Devils


Idaho Rafting Guides and Outfitters Listed by River:
Main Salmon
Middle Fork Salmon
Lower Salmon
Snake - Hells Canyon

More Rafting
Idaho
Montana
Oregon
Washington


Idaho Travel Regions and Maps
Map   North Idaho
Map   North Central
Map   Southwest
Map   Central
Map   Eastern
Map   South Central
Map   Southeast


North Central Idaho Travel Region

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is located at the northern tip of the Oregon-Idaho border. Comprising more than 600,000 acres of rugged, pristine wilderness and located in one of the most remote sections of the contiguous 48 states, it is a landscape that all but defies comparison. It is home to the deepest river chasm on the continent and three of North America's Wild and Scenic rivers. It is characterized by some of the hottest summer temperatures and most forbidding winters in the Northwest. Even today, more than 100 years after the Nez Perce tribes were driven from the area in support of European settlement, the lands surrounding the NRA remain sparsely populated and roads remain in some places, little better than the wagon trails that were forged a century ago.

Downstream view of the Snake River and Hells Canyon from a point just a few miles south of the Hells Canyon Dam.

Straddling the Oregon-Idaho perimeter is the actual Hells Canyon, approximately 120 miles of basalt, limestone and granite canyon walls that have been scored by thousands of years of coursing water. In some places, the rock face towers as high as a mile above the Snake River, creating a chasm that would dwarf the highest rim of the Grand Canyon. Considered the largest tributary to the mighty Columbia River, the Snake is known throughout the world not only for its beauty and size, but its ideal river-rafting opportunities.


Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau. 504 Bridge Street, Clarkston, WA 99403. Phone: 509-758-7489; Toll-free: 1-877-774-7248.

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc. Located at: Scotty's Hells Canyon Outdoor Supply, PO Box 149, Oxbow, OR 97840. Toll-free: 1-800-785-3358. E-mail

Related Web Sites

On the Snake River in Hells Canyon
02:50 PM PST on Friday, January 28, 2005
"Northwest Backroads", KING5.com

Go Northwest!    gonorthwest.com (tm)

Go Northwest! gonorthwest.com (tm) and GoNorthwest.com (tm) are trademarks of Go Northwest, LLC
All original text, maps, photographs, and other images on this web site, as well as the compilation and design thereof, are
Copyright 1997-2014 Go Northwest, LLC.   All rights reserved.

Revised: