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.

: Main Street by Holly MacFee


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.

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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…

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