Escape to the Wallowa Mountains

My husband and I have come to Joseph, a small town nestled at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, to escape the bustle and pull of our everyday lives. Joseph combines the creativity of a thriving arts community with the hospitality and wild beauty of Eastern Oregon, seemingly the perfect combination for our escape. More
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Not much beats Joseph’s prime location at the base of the Wallowa Mountains.

The city is surrounded by pristine alpine lakes, rivers, canyons and truly wild wilderness. It’s no wonder this town attracts artists. See for yourself downtown at the Joseph Oregon Artwalk, a series of life-sized bronze sculptures, and the creative shops and restaurants on Main Street. Or get inspired on one of the many hiking, biking and skiing trails nearby.

Trip Ideas

Don't Miss in Joseph

Joseph Art Walk
Wallowa Lake Tramway
Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
Joseph Branch Railriders
Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center
The Sheep Shed

Outdoor Adventures Near Joseph

A World of Wonder at Wallowa Lake
Visiting the Zumwalt Prairie
Cycle Oregon Spotlight: Joseph
Grande Tour Route
Wallowa Winter Wonderland
Hit the Highway to Hells Canyon
Taking in the Wild Wallowas
Baker City,
Snow Glamping at Wallowa Alpine Huts
Enterprise, Eastern Oregon

Tasty Detours Around Joseph

Summer Spirits in Joseph
A Tasty Road Trip from Bend to Baker City to Joseph
6 Ranch Grass-Fed Beef
Terminal Gravity Brewery
Enterprise, Eastern Oregon

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Ask Oregon

Where can we get the best view of the Wallowas?

There is a tramway at Wallowa Lake that goes up 3,700 feet to the summit of Mount Howard. The Wallowa Lake Tramway is the steepest tram in North America and ascends above the Wallowa Lake Village and Wallowa Lake. Taking the gondola gives you some of the most incredible views in Eastern Oregon. Back on…


Events in Joseph

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Oregon’s Alpenfest

September 27 - 30, 2018
Joseph, Eastern Oregon

Quilting on the Dry Side

September 27 - October 6, 2018
Joseph, Eastern Oregon
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