History buffs, hikers, anglers and lovers of the rugged outdoors will love Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge formed by the flowing waters of the 1,000-mile long snake river. Day trips or overnight stays in rustic lodges complement the ever-popular float trips via inflatable raft or kayak. Guided trips are highly recommended because of the rapids that range up to Class IV and V. Tours include the opportunity to see a myriad of wildlife, abandoned mines, shipwreck sites, and homesteads, in addition to important Nez Perce archeological sites. The most vivid evidence of early inhabitants lies at Buffalo Eddy, a scattered group of petroglyphs bearing 240 different designs.
Hells Canyon attracts white-water rafters, jetboaters, hikers, campers and outdoor adventurers worldwide. You can enjoy a lazy afternoon on a white sand beach or get your heart rate up on the rapids. Whatever your speed, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking trip.