A simply astounding natural and cultural history tour
Embark on a four day journey through spectacular geology, historic ranching locations, expansive deserts, and indigenous lodging. This epic trip will usher you into the magnificent Steens Mountain landscape. The volcanic range stretches 50 miles north to south and rises to 9,733 feet alongside the alkali encrusted Alvord Desert which lies 5,000 below. Meander into river-cut and glacially-carved canyons, whiff aspen-filled air, amble through willow and cottonwoods chock full of birds, and walk in the footsteps of natives and Buckaroos!
From Bend we'll travel deep into sagebrush country where we'll spend three nights and four days uncovering history, hiking through deserts and forests, exploring ranches, and relaxing in hotels established in the early 1900s.
Tours Depart at 9:00 AM from our office and return at 4:00 PM on the fourth day of the tour.
Includes: 3 hotel nights in historic hotels (Hotel Diamond and Frenchglen Hotel), transportation, daily family-style meals, gear for activities, and an amazing Wanderlust Tours naturalist for guided interpretation.
*This OVERNIGHT tour requires a 10% non-refundable deposit to make a reservation. Please read our Cancellation Policy for more information about cancelling an overnight tour.*