Downtown Baker City

“Tommy” and “Diamond” will give you a ride through Baker City that you won’t soon forget. The two giant Percheron horses are well-muscled and known for “their intelligence and willingness to work,” according to Ron Colton, who – at nearly eighty years young – held tight to the reins to the giant horses. “I really like… More

Baker City

Baker City is more than a charming downtown.

Sure, you’ll want to visit the Geiser Grand Hotel, built in 1889, the award-winning Barley Brown’s Brew Pub and more than 100 historic buildings. But Baker City is also the centerpiece of Baker County — known as “the base camp for Eastern Oregon” — which includes parts of the Snake River, the Oregon Trail and Hells Canyon, plus the Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. You’re welcome to explore it all.

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  • Base Camp Baker Adventures
    Outdoor adventures are easy to find across Eastern Oregon, where you can discover a treasure trove of activities that also teach you more about the state’s past. History runs deep across Oregon’s varied landscapes, including... More
  • Slam Dunk for Sweet Wife Baking
    At first, people didn’t know what to call Jenny Mowe’s fancy bake shop treats at Sweet Wife Baking in Baker City, the historic town near the edge of Oregon’s eastern border. “Cowboys were coming in... More
  • Skiing Spree at Anthony Lakes
    Eastern Oregon has always held a special place in my heart. When I first moved to Oregon a few years ago, Eastern Oregon was my first glimpse of this new, unexplored state — it was... More
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Is part of the Oregon Trail still visible in Eastern Oregon?

There are two great spots that I would suggest to see the Oregon Trail. One is Blue Mountain Crossing, just off I-84, about nine miles west of La Grande. It’s a half-mile paved, easy accessible trail that follows some of the best preserved and most scenic traces of the Oregon Trails. Blue Mountain Crossing has discovery trails where you…

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