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Baker County Tourism – 32585

Celebrating Richland Oregon's 100th Birthday Along The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Baker County Oregon


A beautiful but blustery spring day along the Hells Canyon Scenic BywayFor celebrating the small town of Richland Oregon's Centennial.


Always one of our favorite drives for taking in the majestic scenery of Eastern Oregon and watching wildlife along the way, Oregon’s Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is a loop that encircles the Wallowa Mountains, beginning and ending at Baker City, and the small town of Richland and Eagle Valley is always one of our favorite stops along the way


These small towns along the byway including Richland, offer visitor services and a chance to explore small town Americana, while exploring a diverse and scenic landscape including the deepest river gorge in North America, lush valleys, rolling farmlands, and the spectacular Wallowa Mountains.


Richland is a small ranching community founded in 1917. and it was fun to visit with the locals during their centennial celebrations. Originally a small ranching community of mostly sheep and cattle ranchers, local industries including miming in the early 20th century, and the timber industry through the mid 20th century helped fuel the local economy but ranching and farming continue to be the main economic drivers for this small town along the byway


For more information about the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, or other small towns along the byway and throughout Baker County Oregon, visit Baker County Tourism's website at



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Taken on March 25, 2017