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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Lewiston, ID
+1 800-523-6502
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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour
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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%
  • Terrible0%
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Lewiston, ID
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't stop taking pictures,Idaho is just outstanding and clean,so are the roads.Just awesome.Every where we went ,the views,the farms,the animals we saw,the food and all the vintage,antique shops,were so quaint.The rivers were high and swift,the weather was all mixed up,but fine for traveling.Id visit...More

Thank Tammy N
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Viewed the Canyon on a jet boat tour and it is magnificent. The terrain is awesome and ever changing as you penetrate the canyon. We had a change to see Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer. With the heights of the canyon...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The deepest river gorge in North America. Stunning views, beautiful river, wildlife, great temperatures...need i say more?

Thank K2Kelly
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A very picturesque area. Great Discovery Center with a interesting film on Lewis and Clark. You can see the cities of Lewiston, Clarkston,and Asotin.

Thank David W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is such a breathtaking area. Take a sightseeing boat through the canyon to see the baltsalt formations & all the unique aspects of nature in this area.

Thank 625maryannm
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We rode our Harley-Davidson motorcycle the length of the canyon and were amazed at the awesome and spectacular scenery. Make sure to have plenty of time to stop and view the canyon from many vewpoints.

Thank Perry W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really fun rapids. Crazy clear water. Wildlife around and in the water. Decent camp spots along the river. Only negative is no camp fires at night. Go on weekdays if possible. On weekends there are a lot of loud power boats on the river. Unlike...More

1  Thank Kathy I
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visited Hell's Canyon in May. The entire area is so magnificent, you just have to see it to appreciate it. Rugged beauty mixed with plentiful wildlife.

1  Thank brasidas6
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We rode a jet boat into the canyon for a fun day trip. Plusses were seeing male and female Rocky Mountain Big Horn sheep and a Native American petroglyph at Buffalo Eddy.

Thank rjay01
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20 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