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Experience the Alps of Oregon first-hand in the steepest vertical gondola ride in North America. Open May – September. Wallowa Lake Tramway also operates during the winter months under special occasions!

In just under 15 minutes you are taken on a 3700-foot ascent to the summit of Mt. Howard where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the Wallowa Valley including the communities of Joseph, Enterprise, Lostine and Wallowa.

Editor's Note: Take your mountain bike up the gondola for breathtaking views and one heck of a downhill ride down pine-covered hills, glacial moraines, and along gravel and paved roads (as weather permits). Also, Grab some grub and a pint of Terminal Gravity at the Summit Grill, “the Northwest’s highest restaurant.” The alpine patio offers beautiful views overlooking Wallowa Lake and the peaks of the Wallowa Mountains.

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  1. Wallowa Lake

    written by Grant McOmie on August 18th, 2011

    This week, we travel to northeast Oregon’s “Swiss Alps” and Wallowa Lake State Park. Wallowa Lake State Park is at the southern edge of Wallowa Lake near Joseph, Oregon.State Park Manager, Todd Honeywell, said that visitors will…

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