Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Get ready for an unforgettable journey on the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. This route winds its way along the east side of Hells Canyon—North America’s deepest river gorge—providing travelers with stunning views and ample opportunity to spot wildlife. Make the most of your trip with a guided float trip, whitewater rafting adventure or jet boat tour.


62.4 miles
100 km

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1 hour,
43 minutes

When to Visit


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A variety of scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archeological and cultural experiences can be found on Idaho’s 31 scenic byways. View the video to get a taste of the adventures that await you, and start planning your next road trip.

Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: Head west from Cambridge on Highway 71 to the Oxbow Bridge near Copperfield, Oregon, then north along the Idaho side of the Snake River to Hells Canyon Dam. A small portion of this route also stretches from the Brownlee Dam to Oxbow, Oregon.

Full services in: Cambridge

Motorcycle Route: Yes

Full services: When gas, food and lodging are available

Nearby Adventures

Whitewater trips, trails, wildlife and more, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway has much to explore.

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