Located on the edge of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint offers spectacular views of the rugged Hells Canyon area across to Oregon and down to the Wild and Scenic...[more]
Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint
From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area); Turn right on Old Hihgway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 11 miles to the top of the ridge where the viewpoint is on the right side of the road just past the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area sign.
Advisory: the Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow winding paved gravel road.
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