Break away to the Lewis-Clark Valley

Visit Lewis-Clark Valley, gateway to Hells Canyon

By Seattle Mag


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April 23, 2021

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Need a break from the everyday? Ready to explore beyond your backyard? Embark on an unforgettable adventure and break away to the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Explore Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon, North America’s Deepest River Gorge, boasts rugged and vast beauty. The Snake River is classified as a Wild and Scenic River and known for its breath-taking whitewater, abundant wildlife, stories of our ancestors and world-class fishing. Journey into Hells Canyon aboard a comfortable, durable welded aluminum jet boat engineered to maneuver the rapids and rugged canyon conditions with ease. 

Your Hells Canyon tour guides will regale you with tales of the native Nez Perce people, of steamboats sinking and mining communities. They’ll point out petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and bighorn sheep. Tour boats stop on white, sandy beaches to allow you time to play in the water, eat lunch and take a trip back in time at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch.

Savor Our Wines
Lewis Clark Valley wine country makes for an ideal vacation in any season. Celebrate summer’s gorgeous weather and delectable wines with an unforgettable tour of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept wine secret, the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA.

 We are home to 16 vineyards and 11 wineries that are producing award-winning wines in our region. Sip and tour your way with spectacular canyon and river views at each winery with one of our local wine guides

History and Culture
According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “the people,” were created in North Central Idaho at the dawn of time. There is evidence dating back more than 12,000 years of their inhabiting the area’s canyons. 

In Hells Canyon you can find petroglyphs that have been carbon dated back that far. Embark on a cultural tour of our area and learn the ways of the Nimiipuu and the history of Captains Merriweather Lewis and William Clark exploring our area. Today, the history and culture of this region can be explored though museums, historic sites, natural landmarks and any of the many different types of tours offered in the area.

Eclectic Dining and Riverside Lodging
Discover our unique dining experiences at one of our local restaurants. From hand-rolled sushi, local favorite bite-size steak, to skillfully crafted cuisine you’ll find something to satisfy your craving. 

Whether you prefer scenic views right next to the river or from the surrounding hills – you can always find picturesque backdrops for your dining experience. End your day with the comfort of home in one of our riverside hotels or RV campgrounds as you watch the sunset on the canyon walls.

This post is sponsored in part by a grant from Idaho Tourism.

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