Trip Descriptions & Prices

Saturday, July 3 / Two Rivers – COMPLETED
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 10 a.m., and returns 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!)

Our previously scheduled trips in July and August were CANCELLED due to wildfire risk in the area. Please come ride with us this fall!

Saturday, September 4 & Sunday, September 5 / Robbery COMPLETED
The Gold Rush Bandits are 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. 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 2 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 18 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde to Lookingglass Creek, this Two Rivers ride is based on our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! A delicious boxed lunch is included and served along the way. Departs from Elgin 10 a.m., and returns at about 1:30 p.m. 30 miles traveled, round trip. Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Wednesday, September 22 / Grande Wallowa
This train ride follows the Grande Ronde River from Elgin to Rondowa, then travels through the backcountry, up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River to Minam, Passengers take a 15-minute scenic bus ride over the Minam Grade back to the Elgin depot, included in the ticket price. Or, make your own travel arrangements in a private vehicle from Minam. Departs at 10 a.m.; boxed lunch included. Train ride is about 26 miles and 2.5 hours.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Wednesday, September 22 / Minam Mini
This train ride starts and ends at Minam and is perfect for passengers wanting a little shorter ride. Follows the Wild & Scenic stretch of the Wallowa River from Minam to the bridge at Rondowa, then reverses direction and returns to Minam. Exceptional fall colors and a wonderful time to relax and unwind. Departs at 3 p.m.; snack included. About 18.5 miles and under 2 hours, round trip.
Adults = $45 / Seniors 60+ = $35 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $15 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 25 / Wallowa Grande
Passengers board a bus at the Elgin Depot for a 15-minute scenic bus ride over the Minam Grade to Minam, (included in the ticket price), where they board the train for the ride through backcounrty to Elgin. This trip follows the Wallowa River from Minam to Rondowa, then travels up the Grande Ronde River to Elgin. Enjoy beautiful fall colors and watch for wildlife and waterfowl. Bus departs depot at 10 a.m. and the train returns to Elgin by 1 p.m. Boxed lunch included. Groups may use their private bus to drop off passengers at Minam at 10:15, then meet the train at the Elgin Depot at the end of the ride. Train ride is about 26 miles and 2.5 hours.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 2 / Autumn Train Robbery
The Gold Rush Bandits are 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. 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 2 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Wednesday, October 6 / Two Rivers Bonus
This train ride follows the Grande Ronde River from Elgin to Rondowa, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River to Minam, where you have the chance to stretch your legs before the return to Elgin. Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery during this 6-hour ride. Departs at 10 a.m.; boxed lunch and snack included. 52 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 9 / Two Rivers Bonus
This train ride follows the Grande Ronde River from Elgin to Rondowa, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River to Minam, where you have the chance to stretch your legs before the return to Elgin. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during this 6-hour ride. Departs at 10 a.m.; boxed lunch and snack included. 52 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Wednesday, October 13 / 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 10 a.m., and returns 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, October 16 / 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 10 a.m., and returns 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, October 23 / 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 10 a.m., and returns 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!

Meals: Click here for a pdf of the excursion train menu choices for the season.

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.

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 an additional $5, added to the Youth ticket price.

The Route: 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 only 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.

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

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.

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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