|Summer Adventures at Cornucopia Lodge|
"We felt really well taken care of, in every detail. Great welcome, great mountains, great folks and fantastic things to see and do: spot wildlife on the mountain slopes while sitting by the campfire, reach amazingly beautiful valleys, swim in ice-cold lakes (our daughter remembers that vividly, she had so much fun), and eat great food. We hope to be back to experience the same mountains under the snow sometime." ~ Anne from France
Lodge Trail Rides
The lodge can also serve as your basecamp to wilderness adventure whether you ride your own horse or hike into the wonderful Wallowa Mountains. Scroll down the page to read more about read about the Pine Creek, Trail Creek, Last Chance Mine, Norway Basin, and Pine Lakes rides.
Pine Creek - Easy Ride
About an 2-1/2 hour ride. Enjoy Pine creek while seeing the historic sites of the Queen of West stamp mill. Pine Creek was a major source of gold in the boom times of Cornucopia.
Trail Creek - Easy Ride
6 hours. Ride through several alpine meadows as you climb up into the Wallowa Mountains below timberline. Picnic lunch included.
Last Chance Mine - Intermediate Ride
About an 5 hour ride. Ride to the ghost town of Cornucopia, then ride up Cornucopia Mountain to the mine manager's house. Ride to the ruins of the Last Chance mine with stunning views of the valley below. Snacks included.
Norway Basin - Intermediate Ride
An all day ride, about 8 hours. Ride into the Eagle Cap Wilderness following East Fork Creek, then down into the drop dead gorgeous Norway Basin, a high alpine glacial basin in the Wallowa Mountains with a creek running out of it. During lunch stop at Norway, look around an old gold mine.
Pine Lakes - Advanced Ride
An all day ride, about 8 hours. Ride up Pine Creek while seeing historic sites of the Queen of West stamp mill. Then ride up the mountain to Pine Lakes. Pine Lakes are glacial formed lakes and covered with ice six months of the year. Picnic lunch included.