Trip Descriptions & Prices

2019 Schedule Trip Descriptions    

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The Eagle Cap Excursion Train operates on a roadless stretch of the historic Joseph Branch Railroad track that follows the Grande Ronde River downstream from Elgin, crosses the bridge at Rondowa, then goes a few miles up the Wallowa River toward Minam, before returning to Elgin. All rides have beautiful river views, towering open and forested ridges and jagged basalt cliffs. Passengers are free to carefully walk through the train in transit and enjoy the view from the open vestibules and baggage car. Youth 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear closed-toe shoes and be aware that there will be side-to-side rocking when the train is moving. The Elgin Depot has a gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms and ample parking.

Sunday, May 12 / Mother’s Day Brunch  
Enjoy the spring scenery while dining on a wonderful array of pastries, eggs, meats, breads, and fruit. Our friendly volunteers make sure you are comfortable and answer questions along the way. It’s an experience that will prompt fond memories for many years. Departs from the Elgin Depot at 11 a.m. and returns at about 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. 38 miles traveled, round trip. Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, May 25 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the spring scenery is fantastic! Lunch is included. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 1:30 p.m. Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, June 1 / Wine & Chocolates Train
Who can resist this scenic train ride, which combines exceptional spring scenery amazing chocolates and wine? Passengers will taste three wines from Copperbelt Winery, expertly paired with delicious chocolates from Peterson’s Chocolates, both with tasting rooms in downtown Baker City. Visit with the proprietors and learn about their crafts. A light meal is served during the return to the depot. The ride is in the early evening, when the scenery is sublime and wildlife comes out of the shadows. Departs from Elgin Depot at 4 p.m.; returns to Elgin by 8 p.m.  Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 (Not recommended or priced for riders under 21.)

Saturday, June 15 / Spring Train Robbery
There are bandits out there in the hills, and they are looking for an excuse to flag down the train and climb on board. There are beautiful horses and sneaky bandits, so, hide your valuables and keep your camera handy! Boxed lunch is served during the return leg of the trip. Departs from Elgin at 10 a.m. and returns at about 3 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Sunday, June 16 / Two Rivers Father’s Day
Passengers can count on making lasting memories with the honored men in their lives, as we celebrate Father’s Day. But be aware, there are bandits out there in the hills, and they are once again looking for an excuse to flag down the train and climb on board. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 2:30 p.m. Delicious lunch is included.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, June 22 / Summer Solstice Dinner Train
Celebrate the summer solstice with a delicious dinner as you ride the train beside the Grande Ronde River. The canyon is especially beautiful in the evening, when wildlife ventures out of the shadows and the light is golden. Prepared by Chuckwagon Sisters Catering of Joseph, the menu includes an appetizer, choice of wine braised beef or lemon herb chicken, potatoes, summer salad, bread, and berry dessert. One glass of wine, hard cider, or craft beer is available and included.
Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 (Not recommended nor priced for riders under 21.)

Saturday, June 29 / I Love America Veterans’ Train
We’re using the Fourth of July as a great opportunity to honor and thank the veterans who have made our freedom possible. For this trip, veterans and one guest ride for free. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious box lunch from Ten Depot Street. Due to the popularity of this ride, there will be no standard fare tickets available for sale this ride.

Wednesday, July 3 / Two Rivers
One of just two opportunities for you to ride the train mid-week! Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! Lunch is included. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m., returning at about 1:30 p.m.  Miles traveled = 38 Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Wednesday, July 10 / Two Rivers Bonus
Our second mid-week train ride follows the rivers from Elgin to Minam. Enjoy the exceptional scenery along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, as well as the Grande Ronde. The longer train ride is designed for people who truly love trains and exceptional scenery. Departs at 10 a.m.; 6-hour ride, with lunch included. 51.5 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, July 20 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! A delicious boxed lunch is included and served along the way. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m., returning at about 1:30 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, July 27 / Finding Bigfoot Train!
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! But this trip promises more excitement and fun, as we have heard Sasquatch is in the area! Are you a naysayer or a believer? Our guest expert, Scot Violette from Blue Mountain Bigfoot Research, may sway your opinion. Will you end the trip with a different perspective? Lunch is included. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. / returns by 2 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturdays, August 3 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! Lunch is included. Departs from Elgin Depot at 9 a.m. and returns by 1:30 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 7 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! En route, our volunteers will talk about the history of the area. A box lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 1:30 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 14 / Two Rivers Fall Photo Run
Ride the train and enjoy the exceptional autumn scenery along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, as well as the Grande Ronde. Along the way, a photographer conducts a short workshop in the dining car for those who want to take memorable photos of trains. Participants in the workshop have two run-bys to practice what they have learned. The train ride departs at 10 a.m. and returns at about 4 p.m., with lunch included.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 28 / Wine & Cheese Train
This scenic train ride offers exceptional fall colors and provides a wonderful time to relax and unwind. Passengers taste a variety of wines from a regional winery (to be announced), poured by the wine maker, and Umapine Creamery serves a sampling of their artisan cheeses. Depart from Elgin at 3 p.m. for an early evening ride, when the scenery is captivating and wildlife comes out of the shadows. Bring a jacket as the evening mountain air is chilly. Return to the depot by 7 p.m.  Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 (Not recommended or priced for riders under 21.)

Saturday, October 5 / Autumn Train Robbery
The notorious Gold Rush Bandits are back! They are hiding in the woods, waiting for the train to roll into their territory! Mounted on horses, the bandits flag down the train and climb on board. The train departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.; lunch on the train is included.  Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 12 / Two Rivers Bonus
Ride the train from Elgn all the way to Minam and enjoy the exceptional back country scenery along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, as well as the Grande Ronde – far from any highway or towns. The longer train ride is designed for people who truly love trains and exceptional scenery. Departs at 10 a.m.; 6-hour ride, with lunch included. 51.5 miles traveled, round trip. Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 19 / Two Rivers End of Season Bounty
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! Passengers will catch the end of the fall colors, with the golden Tamarack trees a highlight. Dine on wonderful locally grown food, prepared by Ten Depot Street of La Grande, and a choice of regional adult beverages. Departs from Elgin Depot at 2 p.m. and returns at 6.  Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 (Not recommended nor priced for riders under 21.)

To book a seat, please select “Book Online“, or talk to an agent at Alegre Travel, 800.323.7330 or train@alegretravel.com. Our agents can help if you need additional travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.

Ken and Shirley are among the couples working as car hosts. They also serve on the board of directors and assist with many aspects of train and depot operations.

Ken and Shirley are among the couples working as car hosts. Ken also serves on the board of directors and assists with many aspects of train and depot operations.

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.

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