First, the bad news: the final two weekends of the 2017 Columbia Gorge Express season have been cancelled. We were scheduled to run Sept 15-17 and Sept 22-24, but unsafe conditions from the Eagle Creek Fire have resulted in the continued closure of I-84 as well as many Gorge trails and sights, including Multnomah Falls. We are contacting all those who have purchased tickets for these weekends and providing refunds. Please let us know if you do not hear from us by emailing us or calling 877-247-0053.
The good news? Multnomah Falls and its historic lodge are still intact, thanks to the heroic efforts of firefighting crews (see image below). Work is ongoing to contain the fire, remove trees from roadways, and address the threat of falling rocks from the steep hillsides.
We plan to resume service in 2018, with potential expansion to Hood River and other locations in the Columbia River Gorge. You can stay up to date here on our website or by following us on Facebook.
Image courtesy of Multnomah County Search & Rescue