About Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is a 10-mile (16 km) wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and western Idaho in the United States. It is part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and claimed to be North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m), although mountain He Devil - being the reference for the canyon's depth - is more than five miles away and not perceivable from the river.

The canyon was carved by the waters of the Snake River, which flows more than 1 mile (1.6 km) below the canyon's west rim on the Oregon