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44 – Imnaha

Imnaha is an unincorporated community in Wallowa County, Oregon. It’s located at the confluence of the Imnaha River and Big Sheep Creek, at an elevation of 1,978 feet. 

Imnaha has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. It’s known as the gateway to the Hat Point scenic lookout on Hells Canyon at the Snake River. The area was historically an important wintering site for the Nez Perce and their herds of horses

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Coordinates: 45.55933, -116.83336
Elevation: 1971 ft
Difficulty: 2
What to Expect: No info

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The guy at the gas station said there wasn’t anything at Imnaha. He was right. They do serve a nice lunch though.

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Managed to get a flat on the way out of Imnaha.

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Nice place to stop

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Dan Huff

I rode to Imnaha today on the pavement from Joseph. From Imnaha, I headed southeast up the river on the gravel upper Imnaha Road. It is an absolutely beautiful ride for 30 miles until you hit paved road 39. Trouble is, road 39 was snowed in in both directions at 4300 ft elevation so I retreated back all the way to Imnaha. I saw more deer and elk along this route than I’ve seen in a long time.

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