Categories: Explore Oregon

Travel Spotlight — Wallowa Lake Tramway

written by Sheila G. Miller

Head for the hills this summer in Eastern Oregon. There is no shortage of mountains to climb around Oregon, but you can head for the hills this summer with ease, thanks to the Wallowa Lake Tramway.

The Swiss-made tram, built in 1970, climbs 3,700 feet to the summit of Mount Howard. From the summit, you’ll be able to see Washington, Idaho and (maybe) Montana on a clear day. There are miles of trails nearby that lead to scenic overlooks, or bring your mountain bike to the top and head back down on two wheels. A more leisurely option includes the Summit Grill, which has an alpine patio just right for taking in the views and maybe a local beer or snack.

The tram runs every day from June 1 to September 30, with hours in July and August running 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are served daily, and there’s a social hour with live music each day between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Adults ride for $35 each, with lower prices for students, military, seniors and kids.

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