25 Top Ideas for “What To Do” in Wallowa County
Wallowa Lake – a great place for the entire family. This is home to the Wallowa Lake Tramway – a gondola ride straight up to Mt. Howard (8,150’). A stunning view of beautiful Wallowa Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, and the Seven Devils. Wallowa Lake Tramway, (541) 432-5331.
Explore Our Towns
If you enjoy historic buildings and interesting main streets; ask about the self guided centennial tour pamphlets of each town in the Wallowa Valley: Enterprise, Joseph, Lostine and Wallowa.
For a real unique experience tour the Antique Tractor Exhibit on a working farm. Located on Alder Slope, outside of Enterprise, is Oregon's largest collection of historic, restored tractors and other pioneer treasures. Open 12 months by appointment. Sunrise Iron, (541) 426-4407.
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is Oregon's top byway. Scenic vistas such as the Hells Canyon Overlook and Hat Point Lookout (side trip) looks into the deepest river gorge in the lower 48. It's spectacular! Other local vistas "to not miss" include Buckhorn, Red Hill, and Joseph Overlook.
Wallowa County is a hiker’s paradise. Miles of trails for all types of hikers and more than 20 peaks above 9000 ft in elevation. NW Forest Wilderness pass required for the Eagle Cap and Hells Canyon Wildernesses.
Read more about Wallowa Lake Trailhead.
Guides & Outfitters
Sit back and relax while your knowledgeable guide takes you on a variety of tours. The Wallowa Land Trust and Wallowology both specialize in eco-tourism. Hells Canyon, Zumwalt, Wallowa Lake Moraines, are among a few sites for visitors to learn the history, flora, fauna, geology, and lifestyle of Wallowa County.
Winter in The Wallowas
All of Wallowa Country is a winter paradise for both couples and the rugged winter athlete. Some of the best backcountry skiing and snow shoeing opportunities abound in this remote region. The Wallowas – famed for deep, dry, powder snow; offers backcountry skiers of all skill levels a memorable experience in the backcountry; from gentle touring to advanced telemarking. It can be extreme and breathtaking.
For More information contact:
Wallowa County Chamber, (541) 426-4622 or www.wallowacountychamber.com
Joseph Chamber, www.josephoregon.com
Wallowa Lake Tourism, www.wallowalake.net
USFS Wallowa Mountain Visitor Center, (541) 426-5546 or www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, (541) 426-3279