Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Hells Canyon Chamber of Commerce
P O Box 841
Halfway, OR 97834

Phone:541-742-4222
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2145/ Description:Byway is an open loop through the Wallowa Mountains to the rim of Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river-carved canyon. From the river's edge up to the mountaintop and back down to the valley floor, the route offers the dramatic scenery of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Recreational opportunities abound, including camping, fishing, rafting, hiking, bicycling, bird-watching, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Legth: 218 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway is a loop that encircles the Wallowa Mountains, intersecting with I-84 at La Grande and Baker City. It includes portions of SR 86, FS 39, and SR 82. Time to Allow: 6 hours. Designation/Year: All-American Road (2000).

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The Cooperative Partnership Award, recognizing the efforts of a group of tourism industry organizations that partner together to create and promote a successful tourism program or product which is greater than the sum of its parts, was presented to Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Cooperative, accepted by Janet Dodson, Marketing Coordinator.
The highway is now one of four listed in Oregon as an "All-American Road" with the national program, along with the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Eastern Oregon and the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway that runs from Crater Lake to Lassen Peak in Northern California.
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