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Baker County Tourism – 24013

A Beautiful Winter Outing Along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Baker County Oregon.


Enjoyed a beautiful winter day along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway between the towns of Richland and Halfway, with beautiful blue skies and amazing views of the snow capped Wallowa Mountains along the way.


Got to spend some time in Halfway enjoying the giant Valentines heart decorations and then exploring the scenery along the byway back to Baker City. Spend a nice afternoon break at Baker County's Hewitt Holcomb Park watching wildlife and as a special treat got to watch one of the resident Great Blue Herons doing some ice fishing


The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is a loop that encircles the Wallowa Mountains, intersecting with Interstate 84 at Baker City and La Grande. During the fall the byway is an ideal route for exploring the regions fall foliage and autumn splendor with some great wildlife viewing opportunities along the way.


The byway is a popular destination for group tours and offers visitors a chance to experience small town Americana in small towns like Halfway, as they explore the rugged and spectacular Northeast Oregon landscape along the way.


Hwy 86 between Baker City and the Hells Canyon Dam at the bottom of the canyon is open year round providing visitors access to the deepest river gorge in North America.

To download a map of the Hells Canyon Byway and more information about this beautiful scenic drive visit


For more information about the Hells Canyon Scenic byways or other Baker County, scenic fall drives, events and attractions, visit the Baker County tourism website at



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Taken on February 7, 2016