Every travel enthusiast has a bucket list of places they want to visit. If you’re not sure where to go, you can find hundreds of other people’s bucket lists online and use them for inspiration. If you’re someone who loves outdoor activities and unique landscapes, we think you should add a trip to Snake River to your bucket list.
A Unique Wilderness
The Snake River runs through Hells Canyon, one of the most unique locations in the United States. For thousands of years, only indigenous peoples and the local wildlife learned to traverse the rocky ravines and changing waters of the canyon. Its geographical isolation means that much of Hells Canyon is exactly as it was in pre-modern times, with flora and fauna you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Incredible Fishing Opportunities
Another reason you should add a trip to Snake River to your bucket list is the fishing opportunities. Many kinds of fish live in and travel through the Snake River, including salmon and sturgeon. These regal fish are some of the largest inland species in the country. While you can’t keep all the fish you catch in Hells Canyon, you can take pictures that will make your friends and family jealous of your fishing prowess.
Significance to US History
Hells Canyon and the Snake River have an interesting role in US history. For many years, explorers tried to enter the canyon, but found it too dangerous for their caravans. Then, during the period of westward expansion, crossing the Snake River became one of the last major challenges before reaching Oregon. Countless individuals lost their lives in the process, but for many, the crossing was a symbol of nearing the journey’s end.
If white water rafting sounds like too much work, why not come check out a Snake River jet boat tour with River Adventures? Our specialized tour boats can zip up and down the river, giving you the same exciting experience with none of the work or danger of rafting. Plus, our guides can teach you about the unique landscape, take you to see some of the local wildlife, and even show you the best fishing spots.
For people who love spending time outdoors and have an interest in visiting national parks and wildlife centers, Snake River is a location you can’t afford to miss. Want to know more about our jet boat tours? Just give us a call, check out our website, or send us an email.