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Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Look Over Hells Canyon ...

 
 
Look Over Hells Canyon ... Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
1. Look Over Hells Canyon ... Marker
Inscription.  Where many exciting adventures await you! Explore the rugged canyons, climb the spectacular mountains or ride the Snake River’s rapids in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

In Oregon, forested draws and grassy benches plunge 7,000 feet above sea level down to the Snake River at 1,200 feet. Across the river, sheer cliffs soar to 9,393 feet in Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains.

A trip from rim to rim takes you through many different “life zones” - ranging from alpine tundra communities on the high peaks to cactus and sagebrush in the desert canyons.

Hells Canyon Overlook
is just one of the many places on the National Recreation Area where you can get a feel for this incredible National Forest treasure. Don’t end your visit here. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Hells Canyon from rim to rapids.

Explore! Experience! Enjoy!

The Hells Canyon Overlook was made possible by the following partners:
- Baker, Union, Wallawa Counties
- Baker, Hells Canyon, Wallowa County Chambers of Commerce
- Baker City and County Economic Development Department
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Hells Canyon Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
2. Hells Canyon Overlook
View to the east towards the Snake River Canyon and Horse Mountain in Idaho
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Baker County Regional Strategies Committee
- City of Halfway
- Meyer Memorial Trust
- Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
- Oregon Economic Development Department
- Oregon Regional Strategies Program
- Oregon State Tourism Division
- USDA Forest Service
 
Erected by United States Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 45° 7.446′ N, 116° 50.137′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on National Forest Service Road 490, 2 miles east of Wallowa Mountain Loop (Forest Service Road 39). Marker is located on the east side of the Hells Canyon Overlook parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joseph OR 97846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (here, next to this marker); A Story Written in Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Of Fire And Water (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bonneville Expedition (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Official US Forest Service website. (Submitted on February 14, 2014.) 
 
Snake River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
3. Snake River
View to northeast from Hat Point
The Seven Sisters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
4. The Seven Sisters
View to east from Hat Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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Aug. 20, 2022