Elgin

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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.

Eastern Oregon

Elgin is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark.

Nearby cities are: La Grande, Union, Wallowa, and Lostine.

a Grant’s GetawayJoseph Branch Railriders

by Grant McOmie / September 18, 2015

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…

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an Scenic BywayHells Canyon Scenic Byway

by Amy Nyberg / September 21, 2011

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…

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a Grant’s GetawayEagle Cap Excursion Train

by Grant McOmie / October 3, 2014

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…

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Find things to see and do In Elgin

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
    14.     Winter Wonders
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Sports Events
    10.     Visual Art Events
    11.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Elgin Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center 104 N Eighth St., Elgin 541.437.3100
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