Road Trip: Union, Wallowa and Lostine

The Wallowa Mountains stand guard over the northeast corner of the state like sentinels to this rugged and beautiful country. Many travelers know this area as the gateway to Hells Canyon, Wallowa Lake and the bronze-capital town of Joseph. But there’s rich history, outdoor adventure and local cuisine to be discovered here too. Slow down… More
: Leon Werdinger

Lostine

Find dramatic natural beauty, historic businesses and quite possibly the most unique coffee shop in Oregon.

Set in Oregon’s northeastern corner along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, little Lostine (pop. 200) is a stone’s throw from Wallowa Lake, Zumwalt Prairie and backcountry camping along the Lostine River.

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  • Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
    America’s deepest river gorge, Hells Canyon, and “Little Switzerland,” the Wallowa Mountains, star on this 208-mile/335-kilometer horseshoe route through the state’s northeast corner, the rich ancestral homeland of the Nez Perce tribe. More
  • Visiting the Zumwalt Prairie
    My husband, Dale, and I hold strong affections for prairies and a journey to visit the Zumwalt Prairie near Joseph in northeastern Oregon satisfied that passion.  Saved from the plow by its high elevation, rocky... More
  • Lostine Builds on Local Flavor
    The little town of Lostine (that’s la steen, not low stein, thank you.) has a farm-to-table mission might seem typical for Oregon. But this gastronomic outpost, set in the gorgeous backdrop of Wallowa County, is in... More

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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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