Columbia River Gorge, Columbia River, USA. A 130 km (80 mi) long and up to 1 200 m (4 000 ft) deep canyon is considered a National Scenic Area. The picturesque land is a popular recreational area, providing numerous fun activities, including hiking, biking, golf, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, boating, skiing, bird watching and even more.
The gorge is filled with impeccable natural wonders. Stunning waterfalls, plunging from the precipitous walls are among the most popular sites. The gorge’s main attractions are the Columbia River, which is the second largest river in North America, and the Cascade Range. The park features various routes, that allow to explore and admire the most famous features.
Why to go there?
Great nature and views, various activities, tourist facilities.
When to go there?
Anytime – there are all year round activities.
How to get there?
It is only an hour drive from Portland or Vancouver, Washington. You can also get there by boat from Portland.
Lead photo by Thomas Duffy
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