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Designation: Idaho State Scenic Byway
Fees: No fees to drive the byway.
Length, One-Way: 22 Miles (36.67 Kilometers)
Time: Allow 45 minutes each way.

General Information

Description - The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway winds its way along the east side of this massive rift that separates Idaho from its neighbor, Oregon. While the view from the road is breathtaking, a guided float trip or jetboat tour is a must. Towering cliffs of black and green basalt hang so high above the Snake River and its sandy beaches that boaters strain their necks to see out in places.

Attractions - The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway - Idaho is known for it's Archeology, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : Take Hells Canyon Road from Oxbow Bridge, State Route 39, near Copperfield, Oregon, north along the Idaho side of the Snake River to Hells Canyon Dam.

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Additional Information:
Idaho Scenic Byways - Idaho offers close to 20 state, National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designated scenic, historic and backcountry byways. These byways travel through Idaho's diverse geography and lead to historic sites.
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Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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