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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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Address: Lewiston, ID
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The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is accessible by jet...

The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon is accessible by jet boat or raft. Those who explore this rugged wilderness will find ancient tribal carvings in the rocks, deserted ranches and closed-up gold mines.

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Fun, Beautiful and you can do it in 3 days

Really fun rapids. Crazy clear water. Wildlife around and in the water. Decent camp spots along the river. Only negative is no camp fires at night. Go on weekdays if possible... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our Harley-Davidson motorcycle the length of the canyon and were amazed at the awesome and spectacular scenery. Make sure to have plenty of time to stop and view the canyon from many vewpoints.

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun rapids. Crazy clear water. Wildlife around and in the water. Decent camp spots along the river. Only negative is no camp fires at night. Go on weekdays if possible. On weekends there are a lot of loud power boats on the river. Unlike the grand canyon - you can do this one is 3 days:)

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Thank Kathy I
Huntsville
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visited Hell's Canyon in May. The entire area is so magnificent, you just have to see it to appreciate it. Rugged beauty mixed with plentiful wildlife.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We rode a jet boat into the canyon for a fun day trip. Plusses were seeing male and female Rocky Mountain Big Horn sheep and a Native American petroglyph at Buffalo Eddy.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were on a road trip heading to Walla Walla Washington and stumbled on Hells Canyon. We took Highway 71 in from the South Side at Brownlee Dam to Copperfield, then took 39 towards Joesph. The views along the river towards Coppefield were unbelievable. The road was a twisty, slow, narrow ride....but one great ride. We took the turn out... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited in early September. Weather was perfect. Not too hot; not too cold. School was started, so no crowds. Hells Canyon was peculiar. It's not a monument or park, so it's not as built up as they would be. Therefore, roads were narrow and winding, sometimes gravel, and facilities were limited. Since my wife is not in as good... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wild and beautiful area. You have to be adventurous to hike in since it's a distance from roads to the canyon picnic areas and campsites. Recreation is very much geared to rafting trips (up to 7 days), fishing boats, and jet boat excursions (not to be missed).

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Lutherville
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 6 hour trip. The scenery was amazing, everything you have read or heard is true. Wonderful sightings of Big Horn mountain sheep and petroglyphs. A lovely stop @ an old farm with swim beach, Adirondack chairs, and a fruit orchard with sweet ripe figs to pick, assorted wild turkeys and deer milling about, and wonderful sunny weather.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

White water rafting on the Snake River through Hells Canyon with the outfitter Hells Canyon Raft was a great trip. We did 4 nights, 5 days, white water rafting. Great with family including young kids to teenagers. They set-up tents and do heavy lifting and will help with logistics before and after your trip. Good food, nice staff. Mix of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Overall....GREAT experience! Row Adventures is the premier outfitter on the river, and there is a reason for that. They are the BEST. Our trip was 5 days. For us, 3 days would probably be better, however if you have a passion for the outdoors, rivers, wilderness, camping - 5 days is probably better. Guides - At the end of the... More 

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