Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Look Over Hells Canyon ...
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 Idahoís 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. Donít 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
- Baker County Regional Strategies Committee
- City of Halfway
- Meyer Memorial Trust
- Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
- Oregon Economic Development Department
- Oregon State Tourism Division
- USDA Forest Service
Erected by United States Forest Service.
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). Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the Hells Canyon Overlook parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Joseph OR 97846, United States of America.
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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