Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint

  

Women reading an interpretive sign overlooking a rugged canyon

Located on the edge of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint offers spectacular views of the rugged Hells Canyon area across to Oregon and down to the Wild and Scenic Snake River. The area is open year-round.

Located nearby are Pittsburg Campground and Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Riggins, Idaho (39 miles); Whitebird, Idaho (13 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Riggins- Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

General Information

Directions:

From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area); Turn right on Old Hihgway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 11 miles to the top of the ridge where the viewpoint is on the right side of the road just past the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area sign.


From Riggins, Idaho head north on Highway 95 for about 27 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Site); Turn left on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 11 miles to the top of the ridge where the viewpoint is on the right side of the road just past the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area sign.
 

Advisory: the Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow winding paved gravel road.


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Interpretive Areas

Amenities

Picnic tables One picnic table
Interpretive Site Intrepretive panel of Hells Canyon
Parking Small 2-3 vehicle area
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.660586

  Longitude : 
-116.393703

  Elevation : 
4200 feet

 

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