Idaho April 01, 2018
This Remote Waterfront Highway In Idaho Is Breathtaking And You’ll Want To Drive Down It
Do you ever feel like just getting away from it all? Luckily for us, we live in a state that is full of perfectly remote areas that can help with that. This waterfront highway takes you through some of the most solitary yet beautiful areas on the western edge of Idaho. The next time you feel like going for a long drive, you’ll want to check out the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful, and it’s utterly unforgettable. Take a look.
The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway encompasses over 200 miles of pristine Idaho and Oregon Wilderness. Thanks to the byway, you can explore our state's jaw-dropping natural areas with ease. All you need to do is gas up and go.
The Idaho section of the byway is approximately 22 miles long and follows the beautiful Snake River in between Copperfield and Hells Canyon Dam. It takes about three hours to traverse this beautiful highway round trip.
Along the way you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of North America's deepest river gorge. Hells Canyon is a stunning sight to see and this is the perfect way to experience it.
You'll get to see a variety of canyon landscapes as you drive along this beautiful road.
Although the highway takes just a few hours to explore, you'll want to take your time to truly appreciate all that this byway has to offer. Get out and fish in the canyon rivers, hike through the canyon scenery, or even set up camp at one of the many campsites in the area.
Definitely don't miss out on a jet boat tour of Hells Canyon. This is an activity that must be experienced. What better way is there to explore the canyon than boating down the middle of it? You can read all about this adventure
The canyon is absolutely stunning no matter what time of year it is. Take a day to yourself and immerse yourself in the solitary beauty that is Idaho's wilderness.
Driving down the road, you'll feel like straining your neck just to try to see the top of the gigantic basalt cliffs surrounding you. This region of Idaho definitely looks like something from a different world!
Have you driven on this remote waterfront highway? Check out these
10 Best Backroads For A Long Scenic Drive for even more awesome road trip ideas through Idaho!