Located along the Hells Canyon National Scenic Byway, Elgin sits in Indian Valley, nestled against a backdrop of mountains—the Wallowas to the east and the Blues to the west, with the Grande Ronde River flowing through. Native Americans called this area Hunaha. The central camp for the Nez Perce Indians was Lochow, “lovely little forest.” Here they harvested wild vegetables, fruit, fish and game through the summer months and smoked and dried the excess for winter use.
The beauty and wonder of this area defines all four seasons. The snowy winters
are perfect for snowmobilers, mushers and skiers at nearby Spout Springs Ski Area. The warm days of summer are great for camping, hiking and water recreation. Autumn is a subtle blend of warm colors, bright days and crisp nights. Spring refreshes and delights all with its rains and many wildflowers, which bloom in every field and meadow.
a Grant’s GetawayJoseph Branch Railriders
Last summer, we showed you where the cars don’t roll in a roadless stretch through the Wallowa and Grand Ronde River canyons. The people of Elgin hold on to that heritage and make you feel right at home when you visit the Elgin Depot and step…Continue reading this story…
an Scenic BywayHells Canyon Scenic Byway
Winding through the northeast corner of Oregon, this route takes in the craggy 8,000-foot depths of Hells Canyon and the 10,000-foot peaks of the Wallowa Mountains. Along the way, you’ll encounter exceptionally scenic country and fascinating…Continue reading this story…
a Grant’s GetawayEagle Cap Excursion Train
Fall has arrived to Oregon country, and aren’t we lucky we can meet the season when brilliant sunshine rules our days. The view from the Wallowa Lake Tramway near Wallowa Lake State Park is a marvel! It’s a unique birds-eye view to the…Continue reading this story…