Sponsored content: Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint to take in the rugged Hells Canyon area

Start your journey a half-mile south of White Bird on U.S. Highway 95

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— Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

Take in an awesome view of one of Idaho’s scenic gems, Hells Canyon, from the Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint.

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. Nearby are also Pittsburg Campground and the Pittsburg Landing boat launch.

Start your journey a half-mile south of White Bird on U.S. Highway 95 at Old Highway 95 at milepost 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area). Turn right on Old Highway 95 and go about one 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.

A travel advisory: The Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow, winding, paved gravel road.

Ready to travel? Check out The Tire Guy for your vehicle needs, as well as for roadside tire assistance. We’re here to help get you places: 208-816-8040 (ask for Rick) or 208-962-3241 (shop), 502 Main Street in Cottonwood.

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