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  2. Oregon
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Crown Point Vista House

Portland: Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Morning Tour

Product ID: 29793
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Drive the scenic Columbia River Highway on a 3.5-hour tour to some of the beautiful waterfalls, and visit sites such as the Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls and Horse Tail Falls.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Portland or pre-arranged locations
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Portland to admire the waterfalls of the Columbia River
  • Drive the scenic Columbia River Highway
  • Visit Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States
  • Enjoy picturesque views of waterfalls and dams and see abundant birdlife, plants, and more
Full description
Enjoy a scenic tour of the Columbia River Gorge waterfalls.

The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to explore the waterfalls of this picturesque landscape, while guides share research that uncovers the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock, and mud across Eastern Washington, and covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water to leave gravel bars a mile wide and hundreds of feet high. Guides will show you many of the signs still visible today.

The waterfalls you will visit can alter from tour to tour but include Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Horse Tail Falls, as well as the Portland Women’s Forum and Crown Point Vista House.

Next visit the Bridge of the Gods. Constructed in 1926, the Bridge of the Gods takes it name from a Native American myth describing a large natural rock bridge over the Columbia River at the bridge site. The bridge was originally 1,127-feet long but was lengthened to 1,856-feet and raised in conjunction with the construction of Bonneville Dam downstream from the site. 

Time permitting, the final stop will be the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Bonneville Hatchery is the largest of Oregon’s 33 hatcheries. The hatchery raises 8 million Fall Chinook, 1.2 million Coho, 200,000 Summer Steelhead and 60,000 Winter Steelhead. You will be able to explore the Historic Egg Incubation Building, visit Herman the Sturgeon and feed the fish.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • All applicable fees (unless otherwise stated)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Unless otherwise noted and specified, all services are planned to operate regardless of weather conditions. In the event that weather presents a safety issue, the operator will offer alternative suggested tours. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 64 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.7/5

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America's Hub World Tours

Product ID: 29793