Steens Mountain Back Country Byway

Frenchglen, Oregon

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A 66-mile Type II byway that climbs over 9,733-foot-high Steens Mountain, the highest peak in southeastern Oregon. The Steens Mountain Back Country Byway traverses over and around rugged 9,773-foot-high Steens Mountain, the highest peak in southeastern Oregon. The byway passes magical places: high tarns that reflect sky and clouds; deep gorges gouged out by glaciers; aspen-lined streams filled with solitude and birdsong; alpine meadows carpeted with summer wildflowers; bighorn sheep that cling to rocky cliffs; and scenic views that include parts of three states. Special Attractions: Camping, hiking, wildlife observation, nature study, mustang herds, backpacking, fishing, hunting, scenic views, wilderness study areas. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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"A 66-mile Type II byway that climbs over 9,733-foot-high Steens Mountain, the highest peak in southeastern Oregon. The Steens Mountain Back Country Byway traverses over and around rugged 9,773-foot-high Steens Mountain, the highest peak in southeastern Oregon. The byway passes magical places: high tarns that reflect sky and clouds; deep gorges gouged out by glaciers; aspen-lined streams filled with solitude and birdsong; alpine meadows carpeted with summer wildflowers; bighorn sheep that cling to rocky cliffs; and scenic views that include parts of three states.

Special Attractions: Camping, hiking, wildlife observation, nature study, mustang herds, backpacking, fishing, hunting, scenic views, wilderness study areas. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Frenchglen
Distance: 66
Season: Summer, fall, and late spring
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to Steens Mountain Back Country Byway

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May 2018