Enjoy a breathtaking gondola ride to the summit of Mt. Howard with panoramic views above the Wallowa Lake Village and the blue waters of Wallowa Lake!
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Experience Stunning Summit Views!
Wallowa Valley Overlook
The Wallowa Valley Overlook offers a breathtaking view of the valley where Chief Joseph and his people spent their summers. The communities of Joseph, Enterprise, Lostine and Wallowa are visible. The walk is just under 3/4 of a mile from the terminal and takes the average person 15-20 minutes. The trip is relatively easy and the slope is moderate.
Royal Purple Overlook
The short trip out to the Royal Purple Overlook is an easy one. Royal Purple offers a spectacular view of the Wallowa Mountain range. From here you can see many high peaks in the Wallowa Mountains. The hike takes less than 5 minutes from the terminal. From Royal Purple, you have the option of returning to the terminal or ascending to the summit overlook. This 15-minute portion of the trip has a steady incline to the summit, a walk that is negotiable for most guests.
Trails at the Tramway
Enjoy a meal at our Summit Grill & Alpine Patio, then enjoy a panoramic hike with over 2 miles of trails that feature breathtaking views and amazing scenery. Enjoy the quiet and peace at the summit and see why the Wallowa Mountains were designated the “Best View in Oregon.” It’s truly a place to remember.
Dine at Summit Grill & Alpine Patio
Enjoy a meal and beverage at one of Travel Oregon’s Original 7 Wonders, located at the Tramway upper terminal. At the 8,150-foot level of Mt. Howard, this is the “The Northwest’s Highest Restaurant!
Lunch Hours: Opens 11:30. Closes 1 hour before last tram down. Snacks and drinks are available before the Grill kitchen opens. In July & August, breakfast will be served 9 to 11 a.m.
About the Wallowa Lake Tramway
With the opening of the gondola in 1970, Wallowa County added one of its most popular attractions. The 3700-foot vertical ascent to the summit of Mt. Howard is a memorable experience. The exciting trip to the top of the mountain allows one to enjoy the 4000-foot view as the gondola rises above Wallowa Lake Village and the blue waters of Wallowa Lake.
Weddings & Events
Make your special event even more memorable by having it at Wallowa Lake Tramway! Our scenic alpine setting is the perfect spot for weddings, and family reunions.