Ready to embark on an unforgettable road trip and break from the everyday? Explore the Lewis-Clark Valley, your basecamp to Hells Canyon and limitless outdoor adventures.
The Snake River winds its way through Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. The Wild and Scenic Snake River is known for its breathtaking whitewater, abundant wildlife, stories of our ancestors and world-class fishing. Hop aboard a comfortable and durable welded aluminum jet boat engineered to maneuver the rapids and rugged canyon conditions with ease. Tour boats stop on white sand beaches to play in the water, eat lunch riverside and take a trip back in time at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch. Your Hells Canyon tour guides will regale you with tales of the native Nez Perce people, of steamboats sinking and mining communities. They’ll point out petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and big horn sheep.
Savor The Wines
Lewis–Clark Valley wine country makes for an ideal vacation in any season. Celebrate summer’s gorgeous weather and delectable wines with an unforgettable tour of the Pacific Northwest’s best–kept wine secret, the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. It is home to 16 vineyards and 11 wineries that are producing award-winning wines. Sip and tour your way with spectacular canyon and river views at each winery with a local wine guide.
History and Culture
According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “the people,” were created in North Central Idaho at the dawn of time. There is evidence dating back more than 12,000 years of their inhabiting the area’s canyons. In Hells Canyon you can find petroglyphs that have been carbon dated back that far. Embark on a cultural tour and learn the ways of the Nimiipuu and the history of Captains Merriweather Lewis and William Clark exploring the area. Today, the history and culture of this region can be explored though museums, historic sites, natural landmarks and any of the many different types of tours offered in the area.
Eclectic Dining and Riverside Lodging
Discover unique dining experiences at one of the area’s local restaurants. From hand-rolled sushi, local favorite bite-size steak, 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 hill, you can always find picturesque backdrops for your dining experience. End your day with the comfort of home in a riverside hotel or RV campground as you watch the sun set on the canyon walls.
Plan your adventure to the Lewis–Clark Valley today.