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Baker County is in eastern Oregon and is named for Edward Dickinson Baker, a senator from Oregon who was killed at Ball's Bluff, a battle of the Civil War in Virginia in 1861.
The largest city and seat is Baker City. Baker County offers quiet solitude on mountain hikes along with white water rafting in Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Skiing at 8,000 feet at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is another optional adventure. Terrific restaurants, coffee houses and unique shopping opportunities in Baker City abound. Visit the ghost town of Sumpter, or ride one of the oldest narrow-gauge railroads in the country, Sumpter Valley Railroad. Drive the Hells Canyon National Scenic Byway to see the American West at its best.
The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway lets you leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder places. Journey from river's edge to mountaintop and down to valley floor. Have lunch overlooking a wild and scenic river; share a canyon road with a cattle drive. Pass through lush valleys, rimmed by the snow-tipped Wallowa Mountains. Savor the scent of pine on the fresh mountain air and enjoy panoramic views of rugged basalt cliffs and grassy open ridges. Stand next to the majestic Snake River as it begins its tumbling course through North America’s deepest canyon, or ride the rapids on a raft or jetboat. Although the route can be driven in as little as 5 hours, the Byway is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace so allow at least 2 days to complete your trip.