Deer Creek Road

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Deer Creek Road, Forest Service Road 493, is an incredible drive that traverses the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest gorge in North America. This trail offers spectacular views of the surrounding Cold Springs Mountain Range.

Dry Creek Road runs from the small town of White Bird in the east off Highway 95 to Pittsburgh Landing in the west, which offers access to the mighty Snake River. Pittsburgh Landing has a nice campground with basic facilities and a boat launch. The fee is $15 per night.

This is an easy trail that any vehicle can handle. 4WD is not necessary. The gravel road is well-maintained but does have a couple of sharp hairpin turns alongside a sheer drop-off with no guard rail.