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Hells Canyon of the Snake River - Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon

Columbia and Snake River Cruise on the Cruise West Spirit of Discovery

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Hells Canyon on the Snake River is the deepest gorge in North America. The Snake River rushes through the canyon at depths ranging from only 2 feet to over 100 feet deep.

Cruise West passengers on the Spirit of Discovery ride jet boats from Clarkston to Kirby Creek Lodge, which is about 80 miles upstream. The ride is not rough and is lots of fun for everyone. About 2 hours into the day, the jet boats stop at peaceful Cache Creek Ranch at the entrance to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. After a snack, the ride continues for another 40+ miles (about two hours) to Kirby Ranch, where a late lunch is served. The ride back downstream goes much quicker, but those riding in the back of the jet boats might get wet from the spray.

The jet boats pass through rugged canyon scenery, and the contrast between the rolling river and the sheer cliffs towering overhead is breathtaking. Every bend of the river promises a new sight, whether it be wildlife, fishermen, or a historic mine.

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