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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Lewiston, ID
+1 800-523-6502
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“hells canyon” (48 reviews)
“jet boat” (20 reviews)
“snake dancer” (5 reviews)
Lewiston, ID
+1 800-523-6502
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Rafted the Snake River. Great Scenery, fishing, sandy beaches, swimming and whitewater. It doesn't get any better!

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Dramatic vistas greet visitors at every turn in this remote area where Washington, Idaho and Oregon meet. Forests, rocky peaks, rivers and creeks, farmlands, and arid wastelands offer an exciting and refreshing break for city folks passing through! Visitors are rewarded with scenic sunsets and...More

Thank gypsy007
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great time on the jet boat traveling up the Snake River. The captain was awesome. He even stopped so some of our party could swim!

Thank m4tin
Reviewed 15 September 2017

While traveling up the Snake River you will learn about the amazing history and geology of the lower Snake River as you travel through eddies and bumpy rapids. It is safe bit a pretty good ride in high water season.

Thank reesrjobs
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery with only my 1 other rafting group and an occasional powerboat. Helps Canyon gorgeous said to be the deepest river canyon in the US. Stars were amazing at night and the river water was amazing clear. The rapids were fun either in an...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I ride my bike as well as having traveled here by van dozens of time in the last two decades... sooo much to explore from sight seeing to hunting, to fishing, rafting, boating etc... I recommend checking out this part of the country to everyone!)

1  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Wonderful history of this rugged and wild area in our beautiful United States of America. Lots of photo opportunities. Great to see fish jumping, wild life, several types of birds.

Thank richardO7913EJ
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My day trip on the Snake River and into the Hells Canyon Recreational Area was really too short, but it gave me such a sense of the beauty and magnitude of the area. I was on a jetboat, but saw people traveling the river by...More

1  Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Five days white water rafting with ROW AVENTURES on the Snake River in Idaho. Two 13 year olds are in our family and all the candid photos show us laughing. It was great to see them playing ball with the other teens on the beach...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

An inviting recreation center offering canoeing, kayaks, jet skis, sail boarding, and swimming. Calmer water than farther west.

Thank aphrab
Nearby Restaurants
Hells Canyon Inn
19 reviews
30.69 km away
Bert and Kate's Cattlemen's Family Restaurant
86 reviews
34.92 km away
Embers Restaurant
248 reviews
43.14 km away
Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon
116 reviews
35.12 km away
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Imnaha Store and Tavern
10 reviews
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Heaven's Gate Outfitters - Day Tours
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River Adventures
90 reviews
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21 June 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Lewiston is best. All tour boats start there and you have good hotels.
Ivy A
8 April 2016|
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Response from primescot2 | Reviewed this property |
There are approx 5-6 rapids between Pittsburg Landing and Hell's Canyon Dam, and the jet boat moves through them quickly. Probably each rapid is 20 seconds in duration. I would be surprised is it would be a problem. I... More
3 May 2015|
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Response from 967keng | Reviewed this property |
One day would be a great amount of time to check out Hell's Canyon. If you take one of the jetboat excursions up into the canyon; I'd recommend the all-day package (Hell's Canyon Adventures are excellent guides). It's... More