Tours of Historic Cloud Cap Inn Begin July 1

Release Date: May 14, 2018  

Media Contact:
Laura Pramuk 503.668.1791

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 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 Sunday, July 1 and continue through Labor Day, weather and road conditions permitting. The 45 minute to one hour tours will start at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.

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 on Mt. Hood for the last 100 years.  The views are incredible from the Inn.  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.

Historical photo Cloud Cap Inn

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