Joseph Canyon Viewpoint

Area Status: Open
A low rock wall at an interpretive site overlooking a grassy canyon

The impressive view of Joseph Canyon can be seen from the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint. Located off of Highway 3, north of Enterprise, Oregon. The facility has interpretive signs of the canyon and the role it played as the winter home of the Chief Joseph Band of the Nez Perce tribe and their journey from the area in 1877.

As part of a series of Nez Perce Historic Trail sites, this facility is managed by the National Park Service.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No passes or 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: Enterprise, Oregon (30 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: National Park Service

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon turn north off Highway 82 onto Highway 3 (First Street); Go 30 miles on Highway 3 towards Lewiston, Idaho; The entrance to the viewpont is on the right side of the road.

Recreation Map

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Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas


Interpretive Site: Joseph Canyon and Native American uses
Parking: RV and truck trailer parking
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets
Accessible: Accessible parking area, paths, interpretive signs and toilets

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4575 feet