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The Wild West Tour:
Oregon's Ghost Towns & Hot Springs

Join the Go Wild team for a dirt dodgin', rope slingin', campfire singin' 5 day introduction to Oregon's wild west. We are you Eastern Oregon Experts.

Ride horses on a working ranch, dine in a town with a population of five, soak in healing natural thermal pools and experience one of the most beautiful & remote corners of Oregon. Your guides are experts on local hot springs, cuisine, history, culture, and most importantly: they are insatiable seekers of adventure. 


This particular road trip features stays at rustic hot springs resorts, cattle ranches, and historic hotels. For the more adventuresome, contact us for camping options.

For 2022/23 we are only booking private groups. Please use the button below to email us.

Details

Highlights:

Activity-focused: ride horses, soak in natural hot springs, stay up late for astronomy presentations, learn to fly fish, bird watch, & more  

Explore Eastern Oregon's remote & rugged landscape with a group of like-minded adventurers ​and your top-notch guide

Leave the planning to our team. Dine and stay at our favorite curated choices across the landscape

A worry and hassle free way to experience the best of Eastern Oregon

Departure:

Boise, ID (BOI)

Trip Length:

4 nights / 5 days (contact us for custom trips)

 

Minimum & Maximum Guests:

 2/9

Inclusions:

  • Expert Local Oregon Guide & Driver

  • Pre-tour Planning & Logistics 

  • Gourmet Meals, see below for itinerary

  • -yes, including coffee

  • 4 Nights Accommodation

  • RT Transportation from Boise, ID in Ford E-350 15 Passenger Adventure Van

    • contact us for alternative departure locations

  • All Activity & Entry Fees

  • Safety & Emergency Equipment

  • 20+ Professional Photographs

  • All Area Fees

  • Professional photographer & download link to photos

  • Meet & Greet the evening before the trip

  • Commemorative camp mug and an experience of a lifetime

Exclusions:

  • Airfare to BOI

  • Lodging before / after trip if arriving early

    • contact us for local discounts and recommendations​

  • Personal items (you will be sent a packing list)

  • Guide gratuity (appreciated, but not required, 15-20% tour price recommended)

Price:

Contact for 2022/23. Double and single occupancy & net rates available. 

The Fine Print:

  • $500 deposit due at time of booking. Due to the nature of our business with limited dates, trip sizes and commitments of guides, this is non-refundable. The deposit may, however, be transferred to a future Go Wild trip if the cancellation is made 90 day prior to tour departure. 

  • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure by check, cash, or Venmo. Cancellations within 90 days will be charged the entire balance unless you or we can fill the spot at full price. 

  • Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme or dangerous conditions, tours are refunded in full.

  • Go Wild has the right to cancel any trip that does not meet our 8 guest minimum; confirmations will be made 90 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Contact us: 541.403.1692 // gowildusa@gmail.com

Itinerary

Day 1

In morning, depart from one of the most classic cowboy towns in America: Pendleton, home of the famous Pendleton Round-Up. Follow an old stagecoach route through the heart of wild Oregon. Lunch is at your leisure but we recommend the small town brewery. Enter the high desert and arrive at your hot springs cabin for the night.

Meals:

Lunch- At leisure

Dinner- Included

Accommodation:

Hot Springs Resort

Day 2

Journey into the heart of cowboy country, taking a step back in time to visit once booming towns, now with less than 20 residents. Drink exceptional beer (if that's your thing!) and spend part of the day at one of the west's best wildlife and bird viewings refuges. Stay the night in rustic luxury at a working cattle ranch. Get some zzz's because it's up early tomorrow and on a horse. 

Meals:

Breakfast- Included

Lunch- At leisure

Dinner- Included

Accommodation:

Guest Ranch

Day 3

Our favorite day! Take the classic loop to the top of the scenic Steens Mountains. Stop to fly fish, go on a hike, and enjoy nature. The Steens are some of the most spectacular and forgotten mountains in Oregon. From the Steens, end the day at a classic historic hotel for a famous dinner and stars presentation.

Meals: 

Breakfast- Included

Lunch- Included

Dinner- Included

Accommodation:

Historic Hotel

Day 4

Day 4 takes you around the Steens to the Alvord Desert, an ancient lake bed turned playa. Your guide has special activities planned for you here, as well as a gourmet cook-out and optional visit to a hot springs under the stars. , but there's still a lot to see!

Meals:

Breakfast- Included

Lunch- At leisure

Dinner- Included

Accommodation:

Glamping (Glamorous Camping)

Day 5

On the way back to Pendleton stop at more ghost towns, extraordinary natural landmarks, award-winning breweries, and end the adventure with a steak dinner at Hamleys- the quintessential western upscale steak house. 

 Meals:

Breakfast- Included

Lunch- Included

Dinner- Included