This 4-day, 3-night tour will give you the most diverse experience out of all of our packages. We'll drive through the famed Columbia River Gorge to take us to canyons, fossil beds, mountains, desert, and hot springs. Each day will be vastly different from the last and will allow you to step into a world that is the Northwest's best-kept secret.
Day 1 - On our first day, we'll head through the Columbia River Gorge to our first destination where we'll enjoy hiking through the scenic canyonlands of Cottonwood Canyon. We'll stop for a lunch break before hiking back to the car and heading to the quaint town of Condon where we'll enjoy dinner and visit a historic hotel for the evening.
Day 2 - After eating breakfast at the hotel, we'll be on our way to our 2-part day. First we'll take a short hike through some of the Northwest's most unique scenery amidst the Painted Hills, and then we'll get to explore Oregon's vast fossil beds. From here, we'll head on to Burns, where we'll enjoy our next 2 evenings when we're not out exploring.
Day 3 - Probably the most exciting day of the trip, today offers two parts as well. First, we'll head out for a morning hike around Oregon's southeastern-most mountain just north of Nevada, Steens Mountain. After hiking, we'll reward ourselves with a trip to a real desert right here in Oregon known as the Alvord Desert, topped off with a dip in the Alvord hot springs. After we've spent enough time soaking in the springs, we'll head back to the hotel from our previous evening for a farm-to-table dinner and resting up for our fourth and final day.
Day 4 - Today we'll head to one of Oregon's biggest adventure playgrounds - the exciting town of Bend. Just outside of Bend we'll hike through the high desert among tuff and basalt cliffs for some of the most dramatic scenery we've seen so far. After basking in nature's beauty, we'll head back to Portland for you to enjoy the rest of your stay in the Northwest.
In addition to having a personal guide with you every day, the following are included in the "Wild West" travel package:
Transportation: At no extra charge, we'll pick you up from your lodging in Portland (lodging the night before and after the trip not included), and drop you back off at the end of the trip. All transportation between sites through the duration of the trip is also included.
The following meals are included:
Breakfast on Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4
Lunch on all days
Farm-to-table dinner on the evening of Day 3
All other meals will take place at restaurants along the way, cost not included.
Lodging: All lodging the nights of Day 1, 2, and 3 is included. Guests will have a private room with private bathroom each night. Lodging will take place in boutique hotels right in the hearts of Condon and Burns. Please see our FAQ section for additional information.
Activities: Admission to Alvord Hot Springs included.
Equipment: Trekking poles will be provided if desired. Your guide will also be carrying a first aid kit and other "10 essentials".
What is NOT Included:
Aside from the meals mentioned above that are not included, guests should bring their own day packs, refillable water bottles, and appropriate clothing and footwear. A detailed suggested packing list will be emailed to guests prior to your trip.
Guide gratuity is not included though it is always appreciated.
Vacation insurance is not included nor required, but is strongly recommended.
About the Hikes
The information below describes the approximate round-trip distance and elevation gain for each of the hikes we'll be going on with the Wild West tour. All hikes are subject to modification based on weather and trail conditions at the time of the tour. We are also always more than happy to adjust based on group preferences.