Wallowa Mountains attractions

National Park in Wallowa Mountains

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Glacier-ripped valleys, high mountain lakes and marble peaks are some of the rewards that long-distance hikers find on overnight treks into the beautiful Eagle Cap Wilderness, nicknamed 'America's Little Switzerland…
Canyon in Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon Dam

Hells Canyon's most spectacular scenery is perhaps along Snake River, following 25 miles of paved road (Idaho's Rte 454) toward Hells Canyon Dam; here dramatic canyon walls loom almost vertically. The road goes alon…
Viewpoint in Hells Canyon

Hat Point

High above Snake River, the Hat Point fire-lookout tower (elevation 6982ft) offers great views. On each side of the canyon, mountains soar toward 10,000ft, with the Seven Devils on the Idaho side and the towering Wa…
Area in Hells Canyon

Imnaha River Valley

Just west of Hells Canyon, the Imnaha River digs a parallel canyon that offers pastoral scenery in addition to astounding cliff faces.The gravel Imnaha River Rd follows this narrow valley between Imnaha and the junc…
Gallery in Joseph

Valley Bronze

Joseph is most noted for its cast-bronze sculpture, thanks in part to Valley Bronze, one of the nation's largest foundries. It's known for its fine-art bronze castings as well as more utilitarian (ish) projects like…
Park in Wallowa Lake

Wallowa Lake State Park

Pretty Wallowa Lake State Park is the center of activities at the lake's south end. A swimming beach and a boat launch bustle madly in summer, and you can rent a variety of boats at the marina here, along with fishi…
Museum in Joseph

Wallowa County Museum

The Wallowa County Museum, housed in an 1888 bank building, is notable for its displays on local pioneer and Nez Percé histories; check out the 'ladies jail' out the back.