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Seven Devils Mountains are on of Idaho's highest mountain ranges extending along the Idaho-Oregon border which includes Heaven's Gate Lookout. The scenic view is spectacular where sightseers can see four states. The Seven Devils Range separates Hells Canyon and the Salmon River Canyon. Elevations range from 1,000 feet to almost 9,400 feet on the He Devil summit.
Seven Devils is accessed from Riggins, Idaho (18 miles) by driving west on Forest Service Road 517. As this road is narrow and steep, low clearance vehicles, RV's and vehicles pulling trailers are advised to use extreme caution when traveling the upper sections of this road. Another access is from Cambridge, Idaho on Forest Service Roads 002, 105 and 112. Southwest of Riggins, the Seven Devils Mountains are accessed via Highway 95 by a gravel road climbing over 5,000 feet.
Activities are numerous and include biking and hiking trails, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and ATV riding. One can view raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, upland birds, waterbirds and water fowl on the Idaho Birding Trail.
Seven Devils Campground is a short walk from Seven Devils Lake near the Hells Canyon Wilderness. This small campground is a tent-only campsite with 10 sites. No reservations are needed and passes are not required. GPS: 45.347228; -116.517825. Elevation is 7,600 feet.
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Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Hiking Idaho's Seven Devils (The Complete Guide to Every Trail, Lake & Peak) by Gary D. Jones. The complete guide to every trail, lake and peak in Idaho's Seven Devils Wilderness. Includes photos, map and mileage chart plus chapters on trails and backcountry routes, information on fishing, history, geology and mining areas. Order now...
Snake River of Hells Canyon by Johnny Carrey, John Carrey and Cort Conley. Organized by miles headed downriver from Hells Canyon dam, this is a colorful chronicle of canyon history. A must read for anyone visiting Hells Canyon, whether by boat, on horseback or a foot. Order now...
Hiking Hells Canyon & Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains (Regional Hiking Series) by Fred Barstad. Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, and zero-impact camping tips. Order now...
Island and Rapids: A Geological Story of Hells Canyon by Tracy Vallier. This book, written by a world-class scientist tells the geologic history of the deepest gorge in North America. Also included is a mile by mile guide to the Canyon's features as well as photographs. Order now...
Idaho the Whitewater State by Grant Amaral (Author), Laura Andrews (Editor, Illustrator), Doug Ammons (Designer, Editor), Mary Williams (Author). The complete guidebook to the rivers of Idaho. Containing over 100 different runs, 100 maps, 16 color and 52 black and white photos, The Whitewater State is the best-selling Idaho guidebook. Order now...
River: Reflections of Hells Canyon by Betsy McGreer. Journey into Hells
Canyon with poet/photographer Betsy McGreer. Enjoy the four seasons-night &
day-as never before. Their healing powers will touch your heart and soul as
Betsy's words and images display Nature's strength and tranquility at Stoney
Point Lodge, along the Snake River in Idaho.
Includes over 50 full-color photographs of wonder and awe. Order now...
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