Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

Journey from river's edge to mountain top and down to valley floor. Savor panoramic views of rugged basalt cliffs and fertile fields, rimmed by snow-tipped peaks. Tour foundries, galleries, and museums. Touch the weathered track of the historic Oregon Trail. Watch the majestic Snake River tumble through North America's deepest canyon.


Getting to the Byway:

La Grande, OR
* Take OR-82 northeast toward Island City. * The byway begins just after I-84.

Navigating the Byway:
* Take Highway 86 west, passing through the towns of Richland and Halfway before entering the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. * Drive north on FS 39 through the forest and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. * Exit the forest and continue west on SR 82, passing through the towns of Joseph, Enterprise, Wallowa, Minam, Elgin, and Imbler. * The byway ends in the town of La Grande.

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