Diamond Craters

Burns, Oregon

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Diamond Craters is said to have the best and most diverse basaltic volcanic features in the U.S." Enjoy the area for its remoteness. The surrounding sage and rock desert is stark, but beautiful. The view to the south is filled by broad-shouldered, mile-high Steens Mt. This high desert ride is in Diamond Craters Natural Area, about 55 miles southeast of Burns. The first mile of road is rutted; be careful on the return descent. Wide tires are recommended for negotiating the sometimes loose roadbed. Be prepared for any emergency; you are a long way from help. Rattlesnakes reside in this natural area.

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"Diamond Craters is said to have the best and most diverse basaltic volcanic features in the U.S." Enjoy the area for its remoteness. The surrounding sage and rock desert is stark, but beautiful. The view to the south is filled by broad-shouldered, mile-high Steens Mt. This high desert ride is in Diamond Craters Natural Area, about 55 miles southeast of Burns.

The first mile of road is rutted; be careful on the return descent. Wide tires are recommended for negotiating the sometimes loose roadbed. Be prepared for any emergency; you are a long way from help. Rattlesnakes reside in this natural area."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Burns
Distance: 9.4
Elevation Gain: 370 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: The best times to ride here are in the spring and fall.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,300 feet
Top Elevation: 4,420 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office 541-573-4400
Local Maps: Bureau of Land Management pamphlet "Self-Guided Auto Tour of Diamond Craters", USGS Diamond and Diamond Swamp
Driving Directions: Directions to Diamond Craters

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May 2018