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Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon Rafting Trip

Cutting the deepest river gorge in North America— Hells Canyon, the Snake River forms the border of Oregon and Idaho. River travelers will journey through the land of the Nez Perce, and through geologic time. The largest whitewater rapids in the Pacific Northwest are found on this trip.

Soaring eagles, snow-capped peaks, wild mountain goats and Native American legends make an idyllic getaway adventure. Golden grass and pine forests carpet the canyon's geography while you camp on large sandy beaches, perfect for stargazing at night. Inviting water temperatures are heavenly for swimming and paddling. No wonder a five-day trip is known around the globe as an unforgettable adventure.`

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  • Begins: Boise or Cambridge, Idaho
  • Ends: Lewiston, Idaho
  • Season: May-September
  • River Distance: 79 miles
  • Rapids: Class II-IV
  • Boat Type: Oar, Paddle, Inflatable Kayak
  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Minimum Age: May-June =12
  • Minimum Age: July-Sept = 8
Adults(16+): From $2090
Youth (8-15): From $1955
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Whats Included

RAFTING Class II-IV whitewater rafting (rapids depend on water levels).
HIKING Short walks to longer, more difficult hikes (all optional).
MEALS Guides prepare all meals for you between departure and return.
CAMPING Sleeping pads, tents, sleeping bags, pillows, chairs, and water-resistant bags.

Not Included

PRE-TRIP LODGING Frontier Motel in Cambridge, Idaho
POST-TRIP LODGING Hells Canyon Grand Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho
Any applicable taxes and fees

Hells Canyon Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 2126 customer reviews

This trip topped them all

Rick - Maryland, USA
Western River Expeditions did an outstanding job throughout the reservation process. The pre-travel information was superb. Everything in the information package was spot on!! Eric, John and Kip were outstanding guides. They know their business and the river. This trip on the Snake River exceeded all my expectations. I have done a lot of outdoor adventuring in Canada, Europe and the USA. This trip topped them all.

What a good time we had!

Tim - Nevada, USA
Thank you for comforting my wife with valuable information on safety. She felt safe as we entered the Snake River in Hells Canyon! The guides were great, full of information, excellent camp set-up, and great cooks! Wow! What a good time we had!


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Hell's Canyon Snake River Rafts

Hell's Canyon Snake River Rafts

The Snake River, Hell's Canyon trip travels a distance of close to 80 miles. Throughout each day, you will have the chance to get off the rafts and stretch your legs on a hike to old homesteads, gorgeous overlooks, and maybe Indian pictographs from the Nez Perce.

You'll want to try the various rafts available on this multi-day expedition. There are three boat types to choose from, each one offering something very unique in ride and experience. You don't have to be an expert in whitewater rafting, or have any prior experience with river rafting to enjoy each raft type.

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Camping & Dining

We call it luxury camping. In order to make your trip run as smoothly and comfortably as possible, we use a cargo boat to carry camping gear, food and supplies ahead of the main group. The cargo raft arrives at camp early to set up your tents and the kitchen for the group. Having the cargo raft carry all the gear, allows our smaller rafts to be lighter and more maneuverable, which makes for a safer ride with more bounce and splash.

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  • This Trip Had it All

    I felt extremely pampered while "roughing it". Overall this trip had it all. It was peaceful and exciting. Had a perfect combination of being in the great outdoors, yet having gourmet meals and service.

    Karen - California, USA

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