Just outside of Baker City, on Bureau of Land Management property, is located the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. If you happen to pass through Baker City, it would be well worth your time to spend a day and visit this site. On the property are clearly visible ruts from the great migration to this part of the country. And the center is there to tell the story of the people who traveled this trail.
If you are as lucky as we were, there might even be re-enactors encamped on the grounds.
There are several abandoned mines on the property as well as a replica of one of the early mines.
About an hour's travel to the west of Baker City, is Hell's Canyon National Monument. If time allows, this is a very scenic trip.
The Hell's Canyon Recreation Area is a beautiful place with an awesome gorge and lake. There is a campground as well as many undeveloped areas where camping is allowed. The road to the dam is not recommended for large RVs.
The main road along the lake is on the Idaho side and can be accessed from the Oregon side via a steel bridge across the Snake River.
The canyon sides are so steep and it is so deep that very little direct sun reaches to the lake at the bottom.