Steens Mountain

Frenchglen, Oregon

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Steens Mountain is 20 miles east of Frenchglen. Tread: two-lane gravel road. Hazards: over-exertion leading to altitude sickness is a hazard on this ride. Take frequent breaks. The weather changes quickly and dramatically on the mountain. Be prepared for sudden lightning storms, snow, rain, and high winds.
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by Mark Wigg (Falcon Guides)

Steens Mountain is 20 miles east of Frenchglen. Tread: two-lane gravel road. Hazards: over-exertion leading to altitude sickness is a hazard on this ride. Take frequent breaks. The weather changes quickly and dramatically on the mountain. Be prepared for sudden lightning storms, snow, rain, and high winds.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Frenchglen
Distance: 21.6
Elevation Gain: 2,403 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Usually July to October 31. However, most of the road is free of snow and open to biking a week or two before the BLM opens the gate at Jackman Park. Call the Burns District BLM office to get the latest information on road openings.
Trailhead Elevation: 7,370 feet
Top Elevation: 9,773 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Burns District 541-573-4400
Local Maps: USGS topographic map of Steens Mountain provides good coverage. The BLM's map of the South Half of Burns District provides adequate coverage for this ride and shows property ownership. USGS: Fish Lake, Wildhorse Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Steens Mountain

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