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 – Schedule altered

Due to government restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of our  passengers and crew, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of the 2020 season. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and hope we will be able to run on the rest of the 2020 schedule and return to a typical year in 2021. All rides previously scheduled for the months of May, June, July and August have been cancelled. Our plan is to begin taking passengers Saturday, September 5. We will also be implementing several safety measures when we resume service, including honoring social distancing by  lowering the number of passengers allowed on each trip, adapting seating arrangements and more. We hope to see you this fall! Please click to view the full SPECIAL NOTICE.

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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