Everything about the Snake River in Hells Canyon is big. Big river, big waves, big views, big cliffs. The canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America, several thousand feet deeper than the Grand Canyon. Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains tower on one side; Oregon's Wallowas on the other. There are three entrances to the canyon (via Lewiston, White Bird and Cambridge) and two ways to ride the river: jet boat or raft. Hells Canyon trips include fascinating stops at historic sites with Indian pictographs and a historic ranch. To search for outfitters, see


Southwestern to North Central Idaho between Cambridge and Lewiston on the Snake River


From Cambridge take Hwy. 71 NW to its end near the Oxbow dam. Cross the river again and continue on Forest Road 454 along Hells Canyon Reservoir to the end of the road at Hells Canyon Dam

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Street Address

88401 Hwy 82
Enterprise OR, 97828

Mailing Address

PO Box 905
Joseph OR, 97846


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