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Site 38 Hat Point Or. Benchmark Page 45G10 N45 26.295 W116 39.659 Elv 6800


By capt.ed - Posted on 17 March 2011

This is the only place where you can see Hells Canyon by driving up a mountain with a view over one mile down to the Snake River. The drive in and the viewpoints are breathtaking and compare with anything I've ever seen. This is a remarkably good road if snow is melted and no tree fall is present. A four wheel drive in good condition with good brakes is preferred, but many light sporty cars were making it fine.

Hat Point, 6,982 feet high, and balanced on the west edge of Hells Canyon, overlooks the deepest gorge in North America. The Snake River, elevation 1,276 feet, and Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains, over 9,000 feet in elevation, are both visible from the vantage of Hat Point. Hat Point was named after a cowboy on an unruly horse that lost his hat and couldn't find it until a year later on a branch of a tree overhanging the gorge.

 

www.spokaneoutdoors.com/hatpt.htm