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Many hiking and horse back riding trails are available to the public in the vast beauty of Oregons forest. Mountain biking is also a great use of the forest.

Some great attractions in this area are rustic homesteads with abandoned fields, old mining sites, and Indian pictographs and petroglyphs are scattered throughout the canyon.

: The diversity in elevation on the Wallowa-Whitman can also cause unpredictable weather with temperatures ranging from winter nighttime lows of 30 degrees Fahrenheit in alpine country to over 100 degrees in the summer at lower elevations near the Snake River. Precipitations also vary greatly. Changes in weather are common, but summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected.

Location: * From Baker City: As you travel on Interstate 84, enter the Byway end by taking exit 304 and following the signs to Oregon Highway 86. From there, just follow the signs to Hells Canyon. * From La Grande: Take exit 262 and follow the signs leading to Oregon Highway 82 to Wallowa County. * From Lewiston, Idaho: Travel on Oregon Highway 3 to Enterprise, then begin the drive in either direction on Oregon Highway 82. * Another entry from Idaho: From Idaho Highway 71, cross Brownlee Dam, follow the riverside road to Copperfield, and then get on Highway 86.

Contact Info: Hells Canyon88401 Hwy 82 EnterpriseOregon97828(541) 523-6391

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