There are lots of wide open spaces to explore in Baker County, Oregon, and while it’s always exciting to head out on your own and discover new places, sometimes it’s nice to let the local experts show you around. Baker County has a number of local guides and excursion opportunities to help you discover the best of Baker County, whether it’s on horseback, jetboat, mountain bike, steam train or even just a gourmet day hike through the Walllowas or Elkhorn mountains.
Here are a few of our favorite Baker County tours and excursions.Rafting, jetboat, and fishing excursions on the Snake River through Hells Canyon.
There are several local guides that can get you out on the water in Hells Canyon whether your looking for a day outing or a multi day excursion.
Tributary Whitewater (formerly Canyon Outfitters) out of Halfway Oregon offer a variety of excursions on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, including white water rafting, fishing, and hunting trips. There’s even a special massages and martinis trip that’s perfect for your next girls getaway.
Hells Canyon Adventures out of Oxbow offers a variety of jetboat tours ranging from 2 hours to overnight. They also offer a variety of one and two day rafting trips. And for the fishermen (and women) out there, Hells Canyon Adventures can get you right to where the fish are, with numerous fishing charters for steelhead, sturgeon trout and bass.
Brownlee Charters out of Richland provides fishing charters for Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, and Bluegill on the Brownlee Reservoir, and can even clean, filet, and vacuum pack your catch at the end of the day.Horseback and Llama Excursions
The Cornucopia Lodge and Pack Station offers a number of riding opportunities for the experienced or aspiring equestrian, ranging from half day rides to multi day horse camps. Located on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, the pack station offers unsurpassed access to the Wallowa Mountains.
Wallowa Llamas offers a one of kind opportunity to explore the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Wallowa Mountains with llamas to help carry all the necessary amenities, unburdening hikers to enjoy the hike and the amazing scenery of this rugged and remote corner of Northeast Oregon.Hiking and Cycling
Range Tour & Shuttle Co. is Northeast Oregon’s only mountain bike tour company and offers a variety of guided tours including half and full day tours, family tours and hiker/biker Elkhorn Crest Trail shuttle services.
Go Wild American Adventures offers a broad selection of guided outdoor adventures, from gourmet day hikes and overnight hiking trips, to kayak tours and stargazing campouts in the Elkhorns and Wallowa Mountains.Train Rides
The Sumpter Valley Railroad is a wonderful way to take in the scenery along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway. The Sumpter Valley Railroad operates weekends through the summer, with additional specialty train rides in the fall and winter including the Fall Colors, Fall Photographers, Halloween, and Christmas trains. Equipment Rental
And just in case you didn’t bring your own gear, or just need to rent something new for your adventure, the folks at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort have a selection of rental equipment available, including stand up paddleboards, kayaks, cruiser bicycles, inner tubes and other inflatables, fishing poles, fly rods, and more.