Lower portion of the Steens Mountain Loop Road is open

By on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

Harney County-The lower portion of the south Steens Mountain Loop Road is freshly graded and open for the season!

You can now access South Steens family and equestrian campgrounds, hundreds of wild horse viewing opportunities, a handful of scenic trails, and (beginning May 26) Riddle Brothers Ranch.

The Loop Road remains closed in the higher elevations due to snow.

Planning a visit this summer? Know before you go: There are long distances between services and amenities, such as fuel, drinking water, restrooms, and cell phone reception. Come prepared! Most roads in the area are rough and primitive. We recommend high clearance or 4×4 vehicles along with high quality tires. 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.

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