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Explore Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge, boasts rugged and vast beauty. Explore the Snake River that winds its way through the steep canyon walls aboard one of our hand-crafted aluminum jet boats built for this kind of adventure. The Snake River is classified as a Wild and Scenic River and known for its breath-taking whitewater, abundant wildlife, stories of our ancestors and world-class fishing.

Your journey upriver begins in the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley, your basecamp to Hells Canyon. The comfortable, durable tour boats are built out of welded aluminum and engineered to maneuver the rapids and rugged canyon conditions with ease. Your tour guides will regale you with tales of the native Nez Perce people, of steamboats sinking and mining communities. They’ll point out petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and big horn sheep. The tour will stop on white, sandy beaches to allow you time to play in the water, eat lunch and take a trip back in time at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch.

Upon returning to the Valley, discover our unique dining experiences at one of our local restaurants. From hand-rolled sushi, local favorite’s bite-size steak, to skillfully crafted cuisine you’ll find something to satisfy your craving. Whether you prefer scenic views right next to the river or from the surrounding hills – you can always find picturesque backdrops for your dining experience.

Jet ski at Canyon Hells
Jet ski at Canyon Hells, from Visit Lewis Clark Valley

For the adventurous palate taste the Inland Pacific Northwest’s best kept wine secret, the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. We are home to 16 vineyards and 10 wineries that are producing award-winning wines in our region. Sip and tour your way with spectacular views at each winery with one of our local wine guides.

End your day with the comfort of home in one of our riverside hotels or RV campgrounds as you watch the sun set in the canyon. Whether you’re visiting for a Hells Canyon excursion, planning to tour our vineyards, or looking to escape and explore this area, the Lewis Clark Valley has you covered. Let us help you plan your once-in-a lifetime Hells Canyon adventure!

Advertising Disclosure: This content is provided by Visit Lewis-Clark Valley, an advertiser of AAA Washington. The content doesn’t necessarily represent the views of AAA Washington.

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