2023 Trip Descriptions & Prices

2022 was a great season and we appreciate the nice comments we received from passengers. We are developing the schedule for 2023 and plan to announce it in January. As is our tradition, we will launch the season with the Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14. Please watch the website for our announcement of the schedule and opening of online booking. Mother’s Day Brunch tickets are $80 for adults; $75 for seniors; $50 for youth.

Gift Certificates available: A train ride is a wonderful gift for any occasion. Contact us through the comments to set the ball rolling on your gift certificate purchase. Whether you are giving to a rail fan, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, a history buff or a vacationer looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of region, a ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train is sure to please!

To book a seat, please select “Book Online” after the schedule has been announced. Our reservations manager can help if you need additional travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.

Youth Passengers: We love giving young riders the opportunity to ride a train, but for their safety, please make sure youth 12 and younger are accompanied by an adult at all times. If your youth has a healthy appetite, when you book their tickets, you may choose an adult meal for a small fee, added to the Youth ticket price.

The Route: The train operates on a section of 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 only the section from Elgin to Minam.

All rides feature beautiful views of the river, towering open and forested ridges and jagged basalt cliffs. On the return leg of the trip, passengers on the river side of the train are asked to change sides with those on the mountain side.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and be aware that there will be side-to-side rocking when the train is moving. There are rest rooms on the train and cars have air conditioning or heat, as needed. The Elgin Depot has a ticket counter, gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms and ample parking. 541.437.3652

Sometimes things occur beyond our control that cause us to have to make changes to the train schedule, including, in very rare instances, even cancelling rides. We do everything in our power to keep this from happening, but if it should, the price of your ticket purchases will be refunded. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on the train.

Charters & Groups: Are you looking for a fun group activity or venue for your special event? Entire cars can be reserved for groups, or charter the whole train for an unforgettable special event. Regardless of whether you are on a charter or a scheduled trip, our car hosts help make your time on the train enjoyable.

Service dogs: We do not allow pets on the train. However, service dogs, with special training to assist their handler, are welcome. To smooth the process of checking in at the depot and to help our volunteers seat you and your service animal, please let us know in advance that your dog will be accompanying you. We ask that the dog wear a vest, so our volunteers and fellow passengers know they are on the job. They must be on a leash at all times.

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