Joseph

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Nothing beats Joseph’s location at the base of the magnificent Wallowa Mountains. The town is surrounded by pristine alpine lakes, rivers, canyons and wilderness. Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and skiing are abundant. It’s no wonder this town attracts artists. See for yourself at the Joseph Oregon Artwalk, a series of life-sized bronze sculptures in downtown, or get inspired by the creative shops and restaurants on Main Street.

Eastern Oregon

Joseph 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.

This area includes the nearby subregion: The Wallowas.

Nearby cities are: Enterprise, Lostine, Wallowa, and Halfway.

an Oregon StoryCycle Oregon Spotlight: Joseph

by Tara Corbin / August 5, 2015

The nickname Little Switzerland might conjure up a Sound of Music-like setting in your mind lush greenery and wildflowers, majestic and maybe even a few snow-topped mountains, plus crystal-clear alpine lakes. But while the Swiss are known…

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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 Oregon StoryHowling and Mushing

by Eileen Garvin / December 18, 2014

Eastern Oregon is known for its wild mountain peaks, but it’s also making a name for its wild mountain race the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race. January 18through 21, 2017, scores of mushers and hundreds of dogs will fill the streets of…

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an Scenic BywayHells Canyon Scenic Byway

by Travel Oregon Staff / 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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Find things to see and do In Joseph

  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.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  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.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     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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