Explore the vast rugged beauty of Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge, carved out by the wild and scenic Snake River that winds its way through the steep canyon walls. The canyon can be best seen from the Snake River aboard a guided jet boat tour as you take in breath-taking whitewater, abundant wildlife, stories of the region’s ancestors and world-class fishing deep in the canyon. The stretch of river between Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington will dazzle your senses.
Riding on the River
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 Indians, of steamboats sinking and mining communities. They’ll point out petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and bighorn 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 unique dining experiences at one of our local restaurants. From seasonal menus, hand-rolled sushi, tenderly cooked steak filet, 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.
Savor the Inland Pacific Northwest’s best-kept wine secret, the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA wines. The region is home to 16 vineyards and 11 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 plan your once-in-a-lifetime Hells Canyon adventure!
Paid for in part by a grant from Idaho Tourism.