Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
National Forest: Payette National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Length: 218.4 mi / 351.5 km
Time to Allow: Take six hours to drive or three days to enjoy this byway.
Journey from river's edge to mountain top and down to valley floor. Savor panoramic views of rugged basalt cliffs and fertile fields, rimmed by snow-tipped peaks. Tour foundries, galleries, and museums. Touch the weathered track of the historic Oregon Trail. Watch the majestic Snake River tumble through North America's deepest canyon.
From world-renowned bronze sculptures to locally raised lamb served with a bottle of local wine or microbrew, you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy on Oregon's Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.
While Hells Canyon Scenic Byway attracts adventure seekers to its vast and diverse outdoor regions, it also provides a wealth of opportunities for the history fanatic. Explore tiny hundred-year-old churches, historic districts, Native American culture and more, as you travel eastern Oregon's gorgeous mountain settings.
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3-Day Trip: Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Itinerary
Revel in Nez Perce, Oregon Trail and Settlement history, and in the scenery of the Blue and Wallowa Mountains, Hells Canyon country, the Snake...