Explore the deepest canyon in the U.S. and experience the adventure of a lifetime!
The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area borders Western Idaho and Northeastern Oregon. There are over 600,000 acres of natural beauty here and is great for outdoor enthusiasts such as rafters and backpackers. This is where you will find the deepest river gorge within the United States. You can take a thrilling white water rafting trip down the Snake River or view breathtaking scenery while hiking around. Along the way, you may also find artifacts from Native American tribes or early mining settlers if you look closely. Buffalo Eddy is one of many spots you can see rock art such as petroglyphs or pictographs. From Hells Gate State Park, Buffalo Eddy is 17 miles away.
Fishing and hunting are allowed here as well as hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. If you are into horseback riding, that is also allowed at the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The Oregon side of the area has a dozen campground sites and about half of those sites also allow RVs. Be sure to take some gorgeous pictures at some of these overlooks and viewpoints: Buckhorn Tower Viewpoint, Hells Canyon Overlook, Horse Creek Overlook, and Joseph Canyon Viewpoint.