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Towering cliffs painted in desert hues and honeycombed rock formations sculpted over millions of years form the landscape of this remote region. In 1965, 17 California bighorn sheep were reintroduced into Leslie Gulch. The herd has expanded to over 200 animals. Mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk are also found in the area. Bird watchers can spot chuckar, numerous songbirds, raptors, California quail, northern flickers, and white-throated swifts. Coyotes, bobcats, bats, and many reptiles, including rattlesnakes, also live in Leslie Gulch. The talus slopes and unique soils of Leslie Gulch support a number of rare plant species. Two annual species are found only in the Leslie Gulch drainage (Packard’s blazing star and Etter’s groundsel). Grimy ivesia, sterile milkvetch, and Owyhee clover are rare perennials found at a few isolated sites in the canyon. Directions: Follow Highway 95 South, 59 miles from Ontario to the Leslie Gulch turnoff, then turn west on a dirt road and travel for about 25 miles.<\/p>","post_name":"leslie-gulch","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"42.5584","lng":"-117.587","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/leslie-gulch\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1263","post_title":"Succor Creek Canyon","post_content":"

Two-mile stretch of spectacular canyon scenery and interesting earth formations. An abundance of prehistoric fossils has been found here.<\/p>","post_name":"succor-creek-canyon","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"42.5584","lng":"-117.587","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/succor-creek-canyon\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},{"ID":"664712","post_title":"Jordan Craters","post_content":"

The Jordan Craters area is a 27 square mile olivine basalt lava flow which is estimated to be between 4000 and 9000 years old, based on the degree of lichen development on the rocks. An 18-acre flow within the field is thought to be less than 100 years old because lichens have begun to colonize it. Coffee Pot Crater, the only feature to which there is vehicle access, covers about two-thirds of a square mile and is a well-preserved steep-sided crater. One of the most interesting features in the vicinity of Coffee Pot is a sequence of roughly aligned spatter cones. They consist of blocks of lava, probably ejected in a semi-molten state, that have welded together, forming cones. The interiors of the cones have a glassy “furnace lining” look because they were vents for hot gasses. Several circular features to the northeast of the crater are collapse pits, probably formed by the collapse of lava tube roofs. Flow structures include pahoehoe (a Hawaiian term meaning “rope” or “ropy” that describes smooth, billowy lava flows) pressure ridges and lava gutters that illustrate how mobile molten rock can be. Directions: Follow Highway 95, 9 miles north of Jordan Valley, Oregon then turn west.<\/p>","post_name":"jordan-craters","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"42.5584","lng":"-117.587","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/jordan-craters\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},{"ID":"665572","post_title":"Pillars of Rome","post_content":"

A must see for the photo enthusiast, these unique rock formations that reflect the sunlight in different ways, make for a wonderful setting for scenic photos.

The community of Rome in Malheur County received its name from the imposing nearby formations of fossil-bearing clay that look like Roman ruins. The 100-foot high formations, which are also known as the “Pillars of Rome,” measure about five miles long and two miles wide.

These strange white bluffs, stand near the Owyhee crossing and were a landmark to pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail reminding them of the structures of ancient Rome. For the rafting and white water enthusiast, Rome is the entry point for a great ride down the wild & scenic Owyhee River past beautiful canyons, wildflowers, and wildlife.

Directions:<\/strong> Follow Highway 95 South to Rome about 117 miles, then turn west across from the Rome Station, then turn south, drive for about 1.5 miles.<\/p>","post_name":"pillars-of-rome","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"42.5584","lng":"-117.587","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/pillars-of-rome\/","terms":"an
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