This ride really does contain "towering red spires, sheer rock walls, and pinnacles as high as 2,000' rising from the canyon floor." The biking is restricted to existing roads. This 12 mile out-and-back begins a Lake Owyhee and has a turnaround point in Dago Gulch. Strong cyclists will find that the climb up from the lake is pretty easy-they will be able to stay in their middle chain ring.
Intermediate bicyclists and beginners may find themselves shifting into their "granny gear." The gravel road through Leslie Gulch is in good condition with some loose gravel. The double-track in Dago Gulch is rougher with some ruts, rocks and soft tread. Leslie Gulch is a remote canyon in southeastern Oregon. The nearest city is Boise, Idaho, approximately 75 miles away.
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