Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon

geographical name \ˈhelz\

Definition of HELLS CANYON

canyon of Snake River on Idaho-Oreg. border; deepest in the United States

Rhymes with HELLS CANYON

Hells Canyon

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Gorge of the Snake River in the U.S. Forming part of the Idaho-Oregon boundary, it is 125 mi (200 km) long and for 40 mi (64 km) is more than a mile deep. A maximum depth of 7,900 ft (2,400 m) makes it the deepest gorge in North America. With its surrounding area of 662,000 acres (268,000 hectares), Hells Canyon was designated a national recreation area in 1975.


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