Hells Canyon All-American Road

  • Start: La Grande, OR
  • End: Baker City, OR
  • Last Modified: 2012-03-23 18:58:53
  • Total Mileage: 219 Miles
  • Number of stops: 29

Description

Leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder places. Journey from river’s edge to mountaintop and down to valley floor. Have lunch overlooking a wild and scenic river; share a canyon road with a cattle drive. Pass through lush valleys, rimmed by the snow-tipped Wallowa Mountains. Savor the scent of pine on the fresh mountain air and enjoy panoramic views of rugged basalt cliffs and grassy open ridges. Stand next to the majestic Snake River as it begins its tumbling course through North America’s deepest canyon, or ride the rapids on a raft or jetboat. The views are truly spectacular! Ideal for auto, RV and motorcycle touring, the Hells Canyon All-American Road travels through eleven communities. Each offers a unique window into the local culture and history. and a wide variety of shopping, dining and lodging opportunities. You will find everything from museums, bronze foundries and fine art galleries, to quaint specialty shops and old-fashioned general stores. Enjoy outstanding Northwest cuisine and award-winning Bed & Breakfast Inns, or fast food and budget accommodations. Or, find your place camping under the stars, with meals cooked over a campfire. This byway is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The choices are endless and the fun is non-stop. There are festivals and events in every town along the route and several rodeos add a different kind of rock and roll to summer. Car shows and motor cycle rallies also abound. Use the website to plan your visit around your favorite type of event.

Stop #1:

La Grande & Island City
La Grande, OR

Stop #2:

Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR

Stop #3:

Brew & Spirits Trail
Baker City, OR

Stop #4:

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area
La Grande, OR

Stop #5:

Hot Lakes Springs Resort & Gallery
La Grande, OR

Stop #6:

Imbler
Imbler, OR

Stop #7:

Elgin
Elgin, OR

Stop #8:

Wallowa Union Scenic Railway
Elgin, OR

Stop #9:

Minam Store & State Park
Elgin, OR

Stop #10:

Wallowa
Wallowa, OR

Stop #11:

Lostine Tavern
Lostine, OR

Stop #12:

Enterprise County Courthouse
Enterprise, OR

Stop #13:

Joseph Art Walk
Joseph, OR

Stop #14:

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Area
Joseph, OR

Stop #16:

Wallowa Lake Tramway
Joseph, OR

Stop #17:

Wallowa Mountain Loop Road - FS 39
Baker City, OR

Stop #18:

Salt Creek Summit
Joseph, OR

Stop #19:

Hells Canyon Overlook
Joseph, OR

Stop #20:

Hells Canyon & the Snake River
Joseph, OR

Stop #22:

Hells Canyon Dam
Boise, ID

Stop #23:

Halfway & Pine Valley
Halfway, OR

Stop #24:

Richland, Hewitt & John Holcomb Parks
Richland, OR

Stop #25:

Virtue Flat Off-Highway Vehicle Area
Baker City, OR

Stop #27:

Historic Baker City
Baker City, OR

Stop #28:

Geiser Grand Hotel
Baker City, OR

Stop #29:

Baker Heritage Museum
Baker City, OR
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