Buckhorn Tower Viewpoint

Area Status: Open
Large group overlooking open canyon and grassy slopes

The Buckhorn Tower Viewpoint offers picturesque views of the dissected canyons and 'knife edge' ridges along the Imnaha River. This fully accessible site is a popular stopping point for visitors wanting to drive to a scenic viewpoint and sample the Hells Canyon and Imnaha River country.

Buckhorn Campground

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted at this site.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fee at this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Enterprise, Oregon (42 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


The site has accessible facilities.


From Enterprsie, Oregon travel south on state highway 82 for about 3.5 miles to Cow Creek Road; Turn left on Cow Creek Road and go about 5 miles to the OK Gulch/ Zumwalt-Imnaha Road; Turn right on the OK Gulch/Zumwalt-Imnaha Road and go 9.5 miles to the where it turns into the Zumwalt- Buckhorn Road; Continue on the Zumwalt-Buckhorn Road (turns in Forest 46 Road) for about 23 miles to Forest Road 780; Turn right on Forest Road 780 and go 1.3 miles to Overlook.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Scenery

Spectacular views of the Imnaha River country

Interpretive Areas


Interpretive Site: Imnaha River country interpretation
Parking: RV and trailer parking available
Toilets: Accessible vault toilet
Accessible: Accessible toilet and pathways

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