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Hells Canyon – Salmon River Jet Boat Loop Tour

Hornstar by 360 degree  The Loop Tour can only be run when the river conditions are at a very specific flow. This usually happens only once or twice a year. The Salmon River conditions must be just right to begin our rare, but exciting Loop Tour! It is two tours in one!

This tour starts at Pittsburgh Landing on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and loops around to the Salmon River into White Bird, where it ends at Killgore Adventures’ private beach. See the beautiful and scenic Hells Canyon as well as the Blue Canyon, Snow Hole Canyon and the Green Canyon of the Salmon River. It is two tours in one!

This 6 hour, 79 mile one way loop tour starts at Pittsburg Landing Marina then takes you through the Scenic section of Hells Canyon, then heads up stream on the Salmon River at the confluence of the Snake and Salmon River, then 53 miles back to the Killgore Adventures facilities on the Salmon. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy both the Salmon River and Snake River on the same one way trip. This tour can only be scheduled when the river flows on the Salmon are between 8500 cfs and 22,000 cfs due to big rapids or shallow rapids. Lunch and beverages included. Future dates to be announced soon.

Surprisingly Cold Weather in July!


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We had surprisingly cold weather this weekend for July! Just like Mother Nature determines what wildlife we see or don’t see each day, we also have no control over the weather. All of our boats are customized to help keep our guests warmer on our tours when it’s cold, and comfortable on our tours when it’s hot. It was chilly for us this weekend, but as a result we got some beautiful cloud-covered photos on the drive to Pittsburg Landing where our most popular Wild River Dam Tour starts each day.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

Photo taken by Captain Kurt Killgore


Ready for Spring time Hiking……. Try Hells Canyon!

Hells Canyon on the Snake River boasts 26 miles of trail alongside the Deepest Gorge in North America. From day hikes to longer overnight hikes – the canyon provides breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged peaks and the Snake River below.

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 4.52.32 PM Springtime is the perfect time to hike in Hells Canyon due to the favorable tempartures along with the arrival of spring wildflowers. Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 7.26.53 PM The temperate climate is favorable for wildlife sitings such as deer, long horn sheep and mountain goats, to name a few. Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 4.51.29 PM

Over 650,000 acres of Hells Canyon was set aside to preserve as a National Recreation Area for hikers and visitors to enjoy in 1975. Access into Hells Canyon trail system is off of Hwy 95 at the White Bird exit. More information about Hiking in Hells Canyon is available at 800 469 8757 (Killgore Adventures may have a tour going that you could catch a ride up river and hike back.)


Things To Do In Idaho

Visiting Hells Canyon on your Idaho Vacation will be a day you will long remember. Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America, deeper than the Grand Canyon.  A Jet Boat will take you on a six our tour through the deepest most rugged part of the canyon. You will see wildlife, visit the Historical Museum, run all the biggest rapids, stop for a swim and enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the visitor center at the Hells Canyon Dam. This tour with Killgore Adventures starts in the center of Hells Canyon. The scenery is outstanding, and you will learn about the history and geology of Hells Canyon. Many vacationers will combine Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park with the Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour, calling it the Loop Tour  Idaho Vacation.                     800 469 8757. Lodging and an RV Park are available on the Salmon River for a convenient place to stay while visiting Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon is one of the top Things To Do In Idaho.