La Grande offers a unique blend of countrycasual and urban culture, thanks in part to the presence of Eastern Oregon University. Concerts, plays and art exhibits take place throughout the year and a burgeoning art community offers studio tours and Third Thursday gallery events. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing, the Union County Museum, The Eastern Oregon Fire Museum, and the Elgin Opera House & Museum highlight the area’s fascinating history. The surrounding mountains provide outstanding recreational fun.
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Grande is French for “big,” which describes the mountains, farms and history that define the valley this route traverses. This loop sits between the Hells Canyon and Elkhorn Byways, and is an easy and pleasurable detour.
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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