“The world is but a stage..!” We’ll be joined by performers from the Opera House Shakespeare Company – a new group that is already earning accolades. Passengers will have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the world’s most famous characters and hear the lovely language of Shakespeare as we roll along! The jewel tones of fall dress the scenery. The train departs from the Elgin Depot and follows the banks of the Grande Ronde River to Rondowa, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, before returning to Elgin. A delicious, boxed lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin 10 a.m., / returns at about 1:30 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
The train departs from the Elgin Depot and follows the shore of the Grande Ronde River to Rondowa, where it is joined by the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River. The ride continues a couple of miles up the Wallowa, then reverses direction for the return to Elgin. The Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the fall colors and scenery are fantastic! A delicious, boxed lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin 10 a.m., / returns at about 1:30 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults: $75 | Seniors 60+: $70 | Youth, 3 to 16: $35 | Kids under 3 ride for free!
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.