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Wallowa Lake Tramway

Wallowa Lake Gondola in Eastern Oregon

Gondola Purchase a Pass

Things To Do In the Wallowa Mountains After Your Ride:

Wallowa Valley Overlook

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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

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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

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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 10:00. Closes 1 hour before last tram down. 

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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.

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Read Our Rave Reviews

Wallowa Lake Tramway

Amazing views and smooth ride. The ride is not too long and the top is the best place to see everything from far away. The food at the top is also good and the service was excellent for the whole trip.

– Marty L. | TripAdvisor
Wallowa Lake Tramway
Highlight of the trip!

The tram ride was fun with fabulous scenery. Hiking at the top was was an amazing experience. All of the employees were friendly and helpful. This is a must do trip when in Joseph.

– Nancy F. | TripAdvisor
Wallowa Lake Tramway
Great experience!

This tram ride, mountain top hiking, and dining at the top of the mountain was a wonderful experience. I would consider the tram at the top of the list for an excursion in Oregon. Definitely recommend this to anyone.

– Shari M. | TripAdvisor
Wallowa Lake Tramway

This is a must do if you are in the area. The tram takes you to the top of Mt Howard, where you will find beautiful vistas, wildlife, and wildflowers. There is even a cafe at the top that serves food and beverages with a view!

– Bri R. | TripAdvisor

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