The Northwest Discovery Destination

At the Gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge, lies Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. Discover the newest American Viticulture Area, Lewis-Clark Valley AVA, producing small batch wines to pair brilliantly with the culinary flavors of our region. There’s an adventure waiting for you in the Lewis Clark Valley. Take a guided jet boat or rafting tour on the Snake River deep into Hells Canyon offering scenic vistas that rival any on the continent. World-class whitewater boating. Spectacular mountain peaks. Vast reaches of remote wilderness for hiking or horseback riding. Diverse and abundant wildlife. Artifacts from prehistoric tribes and rustic remains of early miners and settlers. Plan your Hells Canyon Tour with us.

Today, wine lovers, and wine judges, are consistently ranking our wines among the best of the best in northwest competitions and beyond. With steep river canyons and plateaus within the AVA, it is home to the lowest elevation vineyards in the state that are successful in ripening a wide variety of wine grapes. Washington and Idaho’s newest wine region is receiving many accolades for the wine produced here, as well as recognition for being one of the best places for real estate investment in vineyards. Explore the local wineries, taste for yourself and take some home to share with friends and family. Discover more about the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA.

Feed your inner historian and listen to the legends of the Nez Perce and walk in the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Historical and interpretive sites dot the region and tell the tales of those who came before us. Learn more about our History & Culture.  Local restaurants feature Northwest salmon, trout and steelhead specialties on their menus. Fresh huckleberries and morel mushrooms are in high demand when they come in season. And don’t leave for home without tasting our famous bite-size steak (fried or grilled) that’s on the menu at several area restaurants.

Splash into Adventure in Hells Canyon!

A guided jet boat trip into the rugged terrain of Hells Canyon is one adventure you’ll want to add to your bucket list. This breathtaking trip into America’s Deepest River Gorge—yes, it’s deeper than the Grand Canyon—is guaranteed to bring you a lifetime of memories. And really, who doesn’t want to say they’ve been to Hells Canyon and back?!

Safely & comfortably ride the rapids in a durable, welded aluminum jet boat’s built right here in the Lewis Clark Valley. Hear tales of the native Nez Perce Indians, sunken steamboats & miners searching for gold from 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation residents who are also experienced US Coast Guard-licensed. They’ll point out ancient petroglyphs, blue herons, bald eagles, and big horn sheep. Stop in at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch for a peek into the pioneer ranching lifestyle in the 1930s.

Relax and enjoy white sandy beaches, play in the clean, cool water, or throw in a line for a chance at catching a monster sturgeon. These giant fish can live to be 100 years of age and grow to over 10 feet in length. If you do hook one, make sure your camera is ready because it’s catch-and-release.

This is truly a trip for everyone. Some seats, and boats, give you a more extreme experience. If you want the true “splash” experience, sit in the back! Oh, and when nature calls….in the middle of nature….no worries, most tour boats have a bathroom on board.

Extend your stay in the canyon by booking an overnight trip with an outfitter. Several operate rustic lodges or cabins. Create your own adventure and pack your camping gear for some remote canyon hiking. Many of the outfitters will even drop you and your gear on a beach and arrange to pick you up on a return trip.

Don’t wait! This is an easy one to check off your bucket list. We’re an easy hour flight from Seattle and are located at the crossroads of Highway 12 and 95 on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Look through our website, find a Stay & Play package that’s right for you and check out the many more adventures you can experience while you’re here.

Not quite convinced? Did we mention Hells Canyon is one of the Top 10 Things to Do in Idaho?