Steens Mountain

Wilderness - Oregon

The Steens Mountain Wilderness is a wilderness area surrounding a portion of Steens Mountain of southeastern Oregon in the United States. The reserve falls within the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA).
Steens Mountain Wilderness https://www.blm.gov/visit/steens-mountain-wilderness https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steens_Mountain_Wilderness The Steens Mountain Wilderness is a wilderness area surrounding a portion of Steens Mountain of southeastern Oregon in the United States. The reserve falls within the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA).
WILD ROGUE Welcome to Steens Mountain Cooperative Management & Protection Area! The Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA) is approximately 500,000 acres of private and public land offering diverse scenic and recreation experiences. The CMPA encompasses deep glaciercarved gorges, stunning scenery, wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, and a way of life for all who live there. The 52-mile Steens Mountain Backcountry Byway provides access to four campgrounds, numerous trails, the Riddle Brothers Ranch National Historic District, wild horse roaming areas, and opportunities for fishing and hunting. The views from Kiger Gorge, East Rim, Big Indian Gorge, Wildhorse, and Little Blitzen Gorge overlooks are not to miss! Know before you go There are long distances between services and amenities, such as fuel, drinking water, restrooms and cell phone reception. Most roads in the area are ROUGH AND PRIMATIVE—high clearance or 4x4 vehicles along with high quality tires are recommended. The REMOTE NATURE and vast landscape of the area may leave even the most experienced traveler confused or lost. Traveling with a current map of the area is essential. directions From Burns, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen. Just past Frenchglen, turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Contact info point of interest 28910 Hwy 20 West Hines, OR 97738 541-573-4400 BLM_OR_BU_Mail@blm.gov Obey road closure signs and stay on designated open routes (shown on current BLM maps)— driving off road is prohibited. Respect land owners and get permission to go onto private property.

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