Lewis-Clark Valley, Hells Canyon
Plan an adventure in Hells Canyon, North America's Deepest River Gorge. Tour the newest wine region that's producing small-batch, award-winning wines. It's an adventure with a sense of intrigue, history, wildlife, and culture. Make memories of a lifetime!
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Whether you're at the top of the Lewiston Hill overlooking more than 2,000 feet above the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers, or the depths of Hells Canyon, the views are awe-inspiring and dramatic.
Known as the Gateway to Hells Canyon, the Lewis Clark Valley has long been a meeting place. It's where Idaho meets Washington, Lewiston meets Clarkston and Asotin, the Clearwater River meets the Snake River, and where Lewis and Clark met the Nez Perce. It's where you will meet the adventure of a lifetime with all the recreational and cultural offerings.
A must-see is Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Our region is filled with recreational opportunities for jet boating, white-water rafting, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking and camping.
Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging and biking. We’re called the “Banana Belt” of the Pacific Northwest because of the mild climate that allows for year-round golfing but only a short drive away from snow skiing and snowmobiling.
This area is also rich in history and you will find yourself taken back in time to learn about how Lewis and Clark engaged in diplomatic exchanges with the native Nez Perce tribal chiefs. A walking tour through beautiful downtown Lewiston's historical district will shed light on its early years during the gold rush and the era of steamboat travel.
Also, part of our history, and now a large part of our future, is the re-emergence of the wine industry. The Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area is Washington and Idaho's newest wine region.
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