Sawpit Saddle Viewpoint


Large grassy hill with pine trees on edge near viewpoint toilet building

Looking down off the ridgetop from the Sawpit Saddle Viewpoint visitors can see the Wild and Scenic Snake River and look across into Oregon and down at Temperance Creek. This minimally developed facility is located along rough roads not recommended for passenger cars or vehicles with low clearance.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees or passes are required at this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Riggins, Idaho (23 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Riggins- Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

General Information


From Riggins, Idaho travel north on Highway 95 for 1.5 miles fto Forest Road 241 (Race Creek Road); Travel up Race Creek Road for 3 miles to Bean Creek Road Junction keep right and stay on Forest Road 241 for 9 more miles to junction with Forest Road 420 (Iron Phone Junction); At Forest Road 420 junction turn right and go 130 feet taking an immediate left on Forest Road 2060 and into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area; Travel about 7.2 miles on Forest Road 2060 to Forest Road 2060A; Turn right on Forest Road 2060A and go 2 miles down to the viewpoint; Views into the canyon can be found by walking or driving out towards the canyon ridgetop.

Advisory: Many of these roads are narrow, steep and winding and are suitable for high clearance and 4x4 vehicles only.

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Toilets Vault toilet
Parking Undesignated parking for 3-4 vehicles
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