Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and rugged river corridor scenery! Designed for rail fans, this nearly 6-hour train ride follows the Grande Ronde River from Elgin to Rondowa, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River all the way to Minam. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs before boarding for the return to Elgin. Departs from Elgin at 10 a.m. / returns at about 4 p.m. Delicious boxed lunch, snack and beverage included. 52 rail miles, round trip.
Adults: $85 | Seniors 60+: $80 | Youth, 3 to 16: $40 | Not recommended for kids under 3.
Please wear closed-toe shoes and use caution when moving about the train. Be aware that there will be side-to-side rocking when the train is moving. There are rest rooms on the train and passenger cars have air conditioning or heat, as needed. The Elgin Depot has a ticket counter, gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms, indoor and outdoor seating and ample parking, including for motor coaches or buses.
The Ride: The train operates on the Wallowa Union Railroad (formerly known as the Joseph Branch), following the shores of the Grande Ronde River from Elgin north, to where the river is joined by the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River. The track then follows the Wallowa River upstream to Minam and then on through Wallowa and Enterprise, ending in Joseph. The Eagle Cap Excursion Train uses the section from Elgin to Minam. All rides feature beautiful views of the river, towering open and forested ridges and jagged basalt cliffs. Most rides include lunch or other food and beverages. Snacks and additional beverages are available for purchase.