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Eastern Oregon Travel Guide

Plan Your Eastern Oregon Vacation

Travel east from The Dalles, Bend, or any of the foothill communities blossoming in the shade of the Cascades, and you'll find a very different side of Oregon. The air is drier, clearer, often pungent with the smell of juniper. The vast landscape of sharply folded hills, wheat fields, and mountains shimmering in the distance evokes the mythic Old West. There is a lonely grandeur in

eastern Oregon, a plain-spoken, independent spirit that can startle, surprise, and enthrall.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Wallowa wonder The usually snowcapped peaks of the Wallowa Range ornament one of the West's most overlooked alpine playgrounds, with Wallowa Lake resting at its base.
  2. Time travel See architecture from Oregon's mining-era heyday in Baker City's authentically restored downtown, where a short walking tour takes you past more than 100 historic buildings.
  3. For the birds Visit countless feathered friends at the ruggedly idyllic Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
  4. Let 'er buck Pendleton's famous rodeo attracts 50,000 people every September, but the cowboy mystique sticks around all year.
  5. Canyon country Oregon doesn't get more remote than along the wild and scenic Owyhee River or among the fascinating formations at Leslie Gulch. Only serious adventurers need apply.

When To Go

When to Go

Though skiers and snowboarders flock to the Blues and the Wallowas in winter, summer is eastern Oregon's primary travel season. It comes late in ...

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