Miners Jubilee Elkhorn Crest Hike & Party
July 12-16 2017
The event everyone has been waiting for. Miners Jubilee comes once a year to Baker City, Oregon and it's the event that everyone who's anyone comes back to town for. It's a celebration of the town's mining heritage, community, and the rural lifestyle. Join this tour to really learn what it means to be a local eastern Oregonian, learn how to walk like a cowboy, get dusty at a rodeo, and get lost in the beautiful Blue Mountains (don't worry, your guides know the way home). This tour starts with a 23 mile 2 night hike along the Elkhorn Crest trail. Expect panoramic views, mountain goats, and sweaty feet.
On July 12th, we drive up a nearly impassable road to the start of the Elkhorn Crest Trail. The highest trail in the Blue Mountains, the ECT traces its way along the top of southern Blues from Marble Creek to Anthony Lakes Resort. The first night we make camp at Twin Lakes, perhaps the most scenic alpine lakes on the Forest. From there, it's a long haul on day two, but reward awaits: panoramic views all the way to the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the promise of woodfired pizza at Anthony Lakes Resort on our final day of hiking. Completing the Elkhorn Crest surely is something to write home about.
We emerge from the woods on Friday for the wildest summer event in Baker City. Miners Jubilee weekend is your chance to don a pair of wranglers and become a local. Numerous festivities await- a river float, live music, gold panning, a parade, wine, beer and whiskey tastings, and dancing to name a few- but the crowning event of every Miners Jubilee is the Broncs and Bulls Rodeo. Watch some of the world's best try to last just 7 seconds on the back of these animals. With comic relief, suspense, and plenty of refreshment, Broncs and Bulls promises to be a good time year after year. Grab your boots and saddle up!
Wednesday July 12th:
7:00 am: Departure from Geiser Grand Hotel, Baker City
7:15 am: Breakfast at the Little Pig Cafe
9:00 am: Arrival at Marble Creek Trailhead
9:30 am: Enter the wilderness. July 12th - 14th*
*Backcountry schedules vary per group. Guides hike at an easy-moderate pace with frequent stops for water, activities, and lunch. Camp is set up before dusk with dinner served around 6:00 pm. Fires are permitted per regulation. Breakfasts is served promptly at 8:00 am. Total wilderness time: 3 days, 2 nights. Total miles: 22.6 miles.
Friday July 14th:
11:00 am: Exit wilderness, Lunch at Anthony Lakes Resort
1:00 pm: Arrive at Ranch accommodations, R&R, optional farm experience
5:00 pm: Cowboy Dinner, beer tasting
7:00 pm: Broncs and Bulls Rodeo- Bronc Riding
9:00 pm: Dancing
Saturday July 15th:
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am- 1:00 pm: Farm visit and locally sourced lunch
1:00 pm: Optional Powder River Tubing Experience
1::00 pm- 6:00 pm: Optional activities: downtown experience, wine tasting, cocktail classes, vendors, gold panning, street dance
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm: Broncs and Bulls Rodeo- Bull Riding
8:00 pm: Dancing
Sunday July 16th:
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am Departure
Everything included: $850
Lodging- split between wilderness tent camping and luxury rustic ranch accommodation
2-3 gourmet meals a day prepared by a Go Wild chef
Local artisanal beer and wine
Transportation to TH, back to Baker City*
Guided access along the Elkhorn Crest Trail
Entry to Broncs and Bulls Rodeo, 2 nights
A wild good time
Hiking boots (though we can help you find some)
Drinks/Food purchased at PineFest, restaurants, bars
Your mother! Expect to get dirty, sweat, help out, and have a good time
We will send you a complete packing list upon booking
*Pick-up/Drop-off in Portland or Boise can be arranged for an additional fee
Book before June 1st and save!
Group Pricing is available for groups of 4 or more!
Student Price available. Just ask!
A deposit of 10% trip cost is required at booking
Use the form at the bottom of "Multi-day Tours" to book and see discounts. Email us with questions or concerns!
On this tour expect to hike 6-10 miles per day for three days, so please be aware of the physical labor involved in this outdoor experience and feel free to talk to us about any questions or concerns.
Find out more about Miners Jubilee here.