2021 Schedule is being created.
(Scroll down for a general trip description.)
Please see the special notice concerning the 2020 season.
Due to government restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of our passengers and crew, we will begin the 2021 season later than usual. We are putting the final touches on the season schedule and hope to offer our first 2021 ride on July 3. Tickets will be made available through our online booking service after the schedule is announced and posted. We hope to see you this year! Please click to view the full SPECIAL NOTICE.
See a general description of the rides below. Schedule page here.
Our typical season starts with the popular Mother’s Day Brunch in May (NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021) and continues through most of October. The track follows 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 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 also available for purchase. The typical trip takes 3 to 3.5 hours and travels 38 miles, round trip from Elgin to the Kimberly siding and back to Elgin. A few trips are to Minam and back, covering about 51.5 miles, round trip and taking about 6 hours. Prices range from $70 to $80, Adults; $65 to $75, Seniors; $35 to $5, Youth – depending on food served and trip duration.
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. 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.
To book a seat, please select “Book Online“. Our depot attendant can help if you need additional travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.
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.
Need assistance? Ask a local travel agent at Alegre Travel. The full service travel agency can book your lodging and help you plan your vacation!