Steens Mountain

At 9,733 feet, this fault-block mountain stands out in the relatively flat high desert of Eastern Oregon.

A popular outdoor destination, the Steens is known for its hot springs as well as activities including hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and stargazing.

Hiking is available in all areas and trailheads exist near Page Springs and South Steens Campgrounds, as well as Wildhorse Overlook and Pike Creek. Visitors can bike on rugged mountain roads, photograph landscapes, wildlife and wildflowers, and catch redband trout in the Donner und Blitzen River. Others enjoy hunting for wild game and visiting special places such as Riddle Brothers Ranch, the Kiger Wild Horse Viewing Area, and the nearby historic P-Ranch. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and limited snowmobiling are winter favorites.