Outdoor Recreation & Sports

And then there are, of course, Hells Canyon Rim Country’s many outdoor activities. Whitewater rafting down the Snake River. Snowmobiling among the hills against a blue, winter sky. Downhill skiing at nearby Brundage Mountain. The possibilities are unlimited!


It is estimated that there are over 7,000 miles of trails, and millions of acres open on Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, State and private land on which to snowmobile. See Idaho State Parks and Recreation’s Web site for more information.


Hiking is a great way to slow down and experience—at nature’s pace—the beauty of the land and the region’s wildlife.


You may not have to tell stories here about whoppers—we’ve got ‘em—including trout, steelhead, bass, crappie and sturgeon! A Southwest Region Fishing Reports is available. See Idaho fish ‘n’ hunt’s Web site for more information.

Horseback Riding

With thousands of acres of open space, you may find yourself riding off into the sunset.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, Idaho, is nearby for excellent downhill skiing and snowboarding.


Hells Canyon Rim Country is a sportsman’s paradise. Hunt for elk, deer, bear, chukar, pheasant, waterfowl and other upland game and game birds. See Idaho fish ‘n’ hunt’s Web site for more information.

Cross-Country Skiing

Imagine gliding through the snow under a clear, blue, winter sky, brilliant with sun. The many surrounding preserved areas provide numerous destinations for cross-country skiing in Western Idaho’s Winter Wonderland.

Whitewater Rafting

Rafting along the Snake River offers world-class whitewater, and is a sure way to get your blood pumping and to see awe-inspiring scenery. See Hughes River Expedition’s Web site and Hells Canyon Raft’s Web site.


For a change of pace to something more serene, enjoy a game of golf on one of the area’s many courses, from the nine-hole golf course in Council, to courses in New Meadows, McCall, Payette, and Weiser.