Tours of Historic Cloud Cap Inn to Begin
Release Date: Jul 14, 2011
Tours of Historic Cloud Cap Inn To Begin
Parkdale, OR-In cooperation and partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will once again be hosting free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn. This opportunity to tour the Inn, discover its history, and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood will take place on Sundays this summer beginning July 24 and continue through Labor Day. Tours will start at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.
The tours will be limited to 12 people per tour. Reservations are needed in order to participate in a tour. A reservation system protects the Inn and allows visitors to experience a quality historical presentation. Please see reservation contact information below.
Cloud Cap Inn started out as an elite mountain retreat and is now a search and rescue base for the Hood River Crag Rats (the oldest search and rescue organization in the United States). The Hood River Crag Rats began caring for the structure in 1952 under a Special Use Permit. Restoration of the structure has been occurring over the last decade and is now mostly complete.
Cloud Cap Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has endured years of extreme winters and mountain storms, and has been one of the unique and truly exceptional destinations of Mt. Hood for the last 100 years. From the Inn, views are incredible. Access to the Mt. Hood Wilderness is adjacent to the Inn.
For more information, and to sign up for a tour, please contact the Hood River Ranger District Information Desk at (541)352-6002, or Ron Kikel at (541)352-1206.