Baker City is the county seat for Baker County, Oregon. With a population of around 10,000 people, this is a vibrant and active community. Baker City is known for its charming downtown and historic buildings along with its’ parks and recreation, golf courses, cycling trails and nearby open spaces for horseback riding and hiking. The city also hosts many annual festivals and events, including the Miners' Jubilee on the third weekend of July and the Baker City Cycling Classic.
The city is situated in a valley between the Wallowa Mountains to the east and the Elkhorn Mountains, part of the Blue Mountains to the west, with the Powder River running through the center of downtown on its way to the Snake River.
Interstate 84 (I-84) runs along the eastern edge of Baker City, while U.S. Route 30 passes through its downtown. Oregon Route 7 runs between I-84 in Baker City and Sumpter and Austin to the west. Oregon Route 86 heads north and east past the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and on to the cities of Richland and Halfway. Baker City can also be accessed by the city-owned Baker City Municipal Airport and freight can be transported in and out of the city on the Union Pacific Railroad.
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