Painted Hills Trip Ideas

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Autumn Adventure Around the Ochocos

written by Lindy Callahan on October 9th, 2016

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, Oregon’s campgrounds get a little less crowded, making a weekend…

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Ride the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

written by Jen Anderson on September 7th, 2016

Oregon is full of breathtaking bike routes, from rocky coastlines to winding hills, lava buttes to forest trails. But…

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A Sidecar Full of Chocolate

written by Aaron Koch on September 6th, 2016

We took Interstate 84 East out of Portland, skirting the beautiful Columbia River. The drive must have been distracting…

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Worlds Away at the Painted Hills

written by Philip Turner on August 30th, 2016

This was our first excursion into the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. A real sense of adventure overtook me as…

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Pup in Tow on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

written by Allison Miles on August 10th, 2016

Whirring bicycle wheels and the steady gnawing of puppy teeth against a rawhide bone merge into a peaceful rhythm as I…

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Wide-Open Country at Cottonwood Canyon State Park

written by Jen Anderson on July 21st, 2016

With 8,000 acres of rugged terrain vertical cliffs carved by the John Day River, deep canyons and rocky grasslands…

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Hit the Trails at Oregon’s Seven Wonders

written by Lisa Holmes on June 22nd, 2016

You can see every one of Oregon's Seven Wonders from your car or standing at a designated viewpoint. But to really…

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7 Wonders in Winter

written by Kim Cooper Findling on December 31st, 2015

Having lived in Oregon my entire life, I can say for certain that there are countless reasons to love this beautiful…

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Road Trip: 7 Winter Wonders

written by Johnny Stifter & Janna Irons on December 10th, 2015

Janna and Johnny of @VanVentures are heading out on a two-week epic Oregon winter adventure. Follow along as they…

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Road Trip: John Day Fossil Beds Country

written by Eileen Garvin on October 26th, 2015

The first time I saw the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon, I was in a hurry. My group had stopped at the Thomas Condon…

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