Oregon February 20, 2017
There’s A Tiny Town In Oregon Completely Surrounded By Breathtaking Natural Beauty
Nestled into the foothills of the amazing Wallowa Mountains, Joseph is a wonderful town full of gorgeous scenery, artsy businesses, and small-town charm. Located in northeastern Oregon, this remote town is surrounded by miles and miles of incredible mountains, lakes, farmland, prairies, and more.
Joseph, Oregon is a lovely small town with a population of just over 1,000.
Located at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, this beautiful town is rimmed by rugged peaks and full of picturesque scenery.
Walking through town you'll find unique local businesses, amazing bronze sculptures, delicious restaurants, cozy cafes, charming B&Bs, and more.
Throughout the year, the town hosts numerous festivals, including the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, the Swiss-inspired Alpenfest, and a Bronze, Blues and Brews festival.
The jaw-dropping Wallowa Lake is just a couple of miles up the road. This natural body of water is surrounded by mountain peaks and is a fabulous place to swim, boat, have picnic, fish, or just relax in the beauty of nature.
For an unforgettable experience, take the Wallowa Lake Tramway to the top of Mt Howard. This lovely gondola offers breathtaking views of Joseph, the Wallowa Mountains, and beyond.
Here's a panorama from the summit of Mt Howard.
There are many other amazing natural wonders nearby as well, including the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Zumwalt Prairie, and Hells Canyon.
In the town's immediate surroundings, you'll find wonderful backroads winding through the countryside past bucolic farmland and rolling green hills.
The small town of Joseph - and the expansive scenery surrounding it - is positively spectacular.
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