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Enterprise, Oregon (population roughly 2,000), is the county seat and commercial hub for Wallowa County. Situated smack in the middle of the beautiful Wallowa Valley at the northeastern corner of Oregon, it serves as a gateway to the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Ringed by national forests surrounding the valley, Enterprise is near numerous hiking trails and backcountry recreation areas. Llama treks are popular summer activities in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, which is situated less than a half-day's drive from Enterprise.
Enterprise is home to the popular Hells Canyon Mule Days festival, three days of rodeo-type events that take place annually the weekend after Labor Day. Mules and donkeys served a vital role for Wallowa Valley's pioneer families during the late 1800s, and their fortitude as pack animals is honored in this offbeat western festival. Attractions include a non-motorized parade, a mule and donkey auction, the fast ass express, wild cow milking and a variety of mystery animal races.
The city is located approximately two hours southeast of La Grande, on Highway 82, Wallowa Valley's main artery. Motels, bed and breakfast inns and restaurants are scattered up and down the valley corridor, as are numerous seasonal festivals and attractions. The town of Joseph, the bronze foundry capital of the U.S., is located just minutes south of Enterprise on Highway 82, and the nearby trails of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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