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Steens Mountain, Frenchglen

#98 of 252 in Nature in Oregon
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Steens Mountain is in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon, and is a large fault-block mountain, Located in Harney County, it stretches some 50 miles (80 km) north to south, and rises from alongside the Alvord Desert at elevation of about 4,200 feet (1,300 m) to a summit elevation of 9,733 feet (2,967 m). It is sometimes confused with a mountain range but is properly a single mountain.

The Steens Mountain Wilderness encompasses 170,166 acres (68,864 ha) of Steens Mountain. 98,859 acres (40,007 ha) of the Wilderness are protected from grazing and free of cattle.
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  • Steens Mountain is simply awesome. Kiger gorge is one of the most beautiful places to see and experience. Yes the road is washboard at first. But it's really a pretty good gravel road. Wildhorse.....  more »
  • Yes, the loop drive of Steens Mountain will be 50+ miles of washboard gravel road, but the scenery is unlike almost anything you will ever see. Give yourself 3 hours to drive with short stops; plan...  more »
  • Terrible washboard conditions for miles, which is a shame since it's such a spectacular area once you get up top. My pickup truck has a stiff suspension so it was almost unbearable. Basically the...  more »

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