Kevin and Carol Bennett
Kevin and Carol Bennett

Central Idaho

Rollin’ Hills and a Rollickin’ River!

Whitewater Rafting - Jet Boating via the Palouse and Moscow.

We could try to explain what the Palouse looks like but it’s just one of those natural wonders you need to see for yourself to appreciate. The Palouse stretches through Eastern Washington and skims over the state line to Idaho. Fertile hills mesmerize you with their graceful curves and just beg to be photographed. If you seek inspiration for inner serenity, this is the place you want to stand and gaze until you swear you hear a whisper from the land answering the questions that you seek.

And if you can’t find the answers from the land, perhaps you will with some higher learning. Just around a bend of the Palouse, Moscow Mountain nestles the town of Moscow. Home to University of Idaho (Washington State University sits right across the state border in Pullman, WA), Moscow has the look, energy, and amenities that one expects and appreciates of a small college town. Its funky art galleries and cafes are as laid-back and organic as their natural surroundings. Men’s Journal named it one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns. Outside Magazine called it a “great university to hit the books and backcountry.” Outdoor pursuits are just a short hike, bike ride, ski slope, and river away.

For those not seeking higher education, the real pursuit to a heavenly experience is the nearby recreation area known as Hell’s Canyon. Hells Canyon’s claim to fame is being the deepest river gorge (a mile below Oregon’s west rim, and 8,000 feet below snowcapped He Devil Peak of Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains) in the United States but it’s the class 3 and 4 rapids on the Snake River that draw the crowds.

Driving to Lewiston (from Coeur d‘Alene takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes; from Moscow about 40 minutes) this gateway town will help you reach your aquatic adventure.

Experienced guides will share the history and geological phenomenon of the area, pointing out rock art and wildlife (in the water and along the shores)…all while navigating you down some high water fun.

Love the thrills without too much danger (i.e., go with a reputable outfitter!)? Want to brag to your friends that you tackled whitewater, or better yet, show off photos of yourself paddling perilous-looking rapids that are sure to increase their admiration? Be ages 7 through 70 plus, whitewater rafting the Snake River or taking a jet boat is the ultimate joy ride.

Along with rafting, jet boats and fishing boats are also accessible for those wishing to experience Hells Canyon and the Snake River.

You’ll follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and learn about the history of the Nez Perce Native American Indians and the miners who came later. All the while making some memorable history of your own.

Riverquest Excursions
River Quest Excursions offers All Day and 1/2 Day tours into Hells Canyon. Our overnight accommodations at beautiful and historic Garden Creek Ranch are suitable for couples, families and business retreats. We also offer Steelhead and Sturgeon fishing.
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours and Fishing ...Experience Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Beautiful Scenery; Wildlife; Exciting White Water Rapids. Let us guide you through North America's deepest gorge ... Relax on our comfortable and uncrowded jet boat. Enjoy an unhurried day of breathtaking scenery and white water adventure. View bighorn sheep, ancient rock formations and Indian pictographs. A day you'll always remember.

800-589-1129
Lewiston, ID 83501
www.riverquestexcursions.com

 

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