Of all major tourist attractions in and around Oregon, Hells Canyon draws a large number of tourists throughout the year. The canyon boasts of three long rivers named Imnaha, the Snake, and Rapid Rivers. There are three dams in the canyon – Hells Canyon Dam, Oxbow Dam, and Brownlee Dam.
Hells Canyon is a division of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, a unit of Wallowa-Whitman, Nez Perce, and Payette National Forests. The canyon includes 900 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and other uses. You can also go for camping and picnicking in this beautiful landscape. Thirty-six spots with changeable points of growth are available for camping.
Hells Canyon is considered to be the deepest river gorge of North America covering a huge and secluded region with striking changes in topography, altitude, weather, and shrubbery. Nestled amidst the great Snake River, the canyon is located in the west edge of Oregon. It is around 8,000 feet below the snow-clad “Devil Peak” of Seven Devils Mountains in Idaho.
The scenic mountain crests, mammoth reaches of distant wasteland, and exhilarating recreational facilities at Hells Canyon are bounties for the travelers. You can also experience the varied and profuse wildlife. You can also collect artifacts from ancient tribes and early miners and colonizers here.
You can also experience the pastoral life of America with vivacious and colorful sights of districts. It is suggested to start your expedition from the Seven Devils Mountains of Riggins. Area shops and stores provide various services.
Hells Canyon Map
Facts about Hells Canyon
- Carved by the Snake River, the Hells Canyon has a depth of 7,993 feet.
- The formation of the Hells Canyon dates back to 300 million years ago. These rocks were formed as a result of the volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
Where is Hells Canyon ?
The Hells Canyon located on the confluence of the US states of Oregon and Idaho, is one of the must-toured destinations. You can reach the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area within a 10-minute drive from the Slate Creek Airport.
Best time to visit Hells Canyon
The best time to visit the Hells Canyon is from June through October.
Hells Canyon Hours
The adventurous activities are usually conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
More about Hells Canyon
Nearby Attractions: Wapiti River Guides, Buck Park, Seven Devils Campground, and Hells Canyon Winery.
Published On: Monday, January 6th, 2014