Buckhorn Tower Viewpoint

Area Status: Open
This area is 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 needed.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee is required 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

Accessibility:

The site has accessible facilities.


Directions:

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.
 


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Activities


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Amenities

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

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.75379434599577

  Longitude : 
-116.823269063279

  Elevation : 
5333

 

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