Located in the vast high desert of southeast Oregon, Burns is a friendly town that cherishes its ranching and timber heritage. Outdoor activities are plentiful and include hiking, fishing and camping in forest to high-desert terrain. It’s a great stop en route to nearby Steens Mountains, the famous Malheur Wildlife Refuge and historic town of Frenchglen.
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Covered with juniper and sagebrush and dotted with dramatic mountain ranges, this is the true frontier country, a remnant of the wild west.
This 143-mile tour skirts along the eastern escarpment of Steens Mountain and the vast expanses of the Alvord Desert, providing a scenic study in dramatic contrasts.