Trip Descriptions & Prices

2020 Schedule Trip Descriptions  

Please see the special notice concerning booking reservations for the 2020 season.

Schedule page here

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 ticket counter, gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms and ample parking. 541.437.3652

2020 Train Rides

Sunday, May 10 / Mother’s Day Brunch 
Due to concerns for the health and safety of our  passengers and crew, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Mother’s Day Brunch for 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope we will be able to run on the rest of the schedule.

Saturday, May 23 / Two Rivers Bonus
Follow the river shores from Elgin to Minam and back. Enjoy the exceptional spring scenery along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, as well as the Grande Ronde. This 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, June 6 / Wine & Chocolates Train
Who can resist this scenic train ride, which combines exceptional spring scenery with amazing chocolates and wine? Passengers will taste three wines from a regional winery, expertly paired with delicious chocolates from one of our three regional chocolatiers. (Winery and chocolate company to be announced) 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 nor priced for riders under 21.)

Saturday, June 20 / Gold Rush Bandits 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. Watch for 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 2:30 p.m.  38 miles traveled, round trip. 
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Sunday, June 21 / Father’s Day Train Robbery
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 boxed lunch is included. 38 miles traveled, round trip.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Friday, June 26 / Welcome Summer Dinner Train
Celebrate the recent 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 Enterprise, the menu includes an appetizer, choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian entree’, potatoes, summer salad, bread, and berry dessert. One glass of wine, hard cider, or craft beer is available at no extra charge. Departs from Elgin Depot at 5 p.m. and returns at about 9 p.m.
Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 (Not recommended nor priced for riders under 21.)

Wednesday, July 8/ Two Rivers
One of just a few opportunities 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 15 / Seeking 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. and returns by 2 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, July 18 / Seeking 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. and returns by 2 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, July 25 / Two Rivers Bonus
This train ride follows the rivers from Elgin to Minam and back to Elgin. 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. for a 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!)

Wednesday, July 29 / Two Rivers  (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! 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!)

Wednesday, August 5 / Two Rivers  (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! 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, September 5 / 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 boxed lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Sunday, September 13 / “Champagne” Brunch
Sip sparkling wine and enjoy the colors of fall, 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 a great way to relax and experience the beauty of the season and build up your Instagram presence. Departs from the Elgin Depot at 11 a.m. and returns at about 2:00 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, September 19 / 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, poured by the wine maker, and Umapine Creamery serves a sampling of their artisan cheeses. A light soup supper is served during the return to the depot. 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. Returns to the depot by 7.             Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 (Not recommended or priced for riders under 21.)

Saturday, September 26 / Two Rivers Fall Foliage
Ride the train and enjoy the exceptional autumn scenery along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River, as well as the Grande Ronde. The colorful vegetation along the rivers makes this the perfect trip for nature lovers and photographers. The train ride departs at 10 a.m. and returns at about 2:30 p.m., with lunch included.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 3 / 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 10 / 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 17 / Two Rivers Bonus
Ride the train from Elgin 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. for a 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 24 / Season’s Bounty Train – End of Season
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.)

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.

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.

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!

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