(SUMMER) High Desert Outback Adventure | 4 Hrs. | $529/RZR
The High Desert Outback Adventure tour is one of our most demanded experiences due to the incredible landscapes our guests embark on. It is a thrilling adventure from start to finish with that We Guide & You Drive Tour. Full of High Desert Mountains, Ancient cinder cones, thrilling roller-coaster style riding trails, National Forests, majestic viewpoints, this tour has it all. Encounter adventure, education, fun, and create lasting memories. #goexplore!
**Departs 9:30 A.M.**
Trail Mileage: 80 Miles.
Meet at the trailhead by 9:30 a.m. (leave Bend area by 8:45am)
All guests are provided helmets and gloves for protection and safety.
Keep in mind that you will be exposed to the elements. We recommend all guests to wear long pants and durable, closed toe shoes.
It is a good idea to dress in layers, as climate in the high desert offers extreme temperature changes.
All helmets are equipped with a pull-down visor, except children (we provide googles). If you wear contacts you may want to wear prescription lenses instead, as trails can be dusty.
- Full of Forests, and great ponderosa pines. The best part of this back-country tour is just enjoying all the ecosystems found in the Deschutes National Forest and The Bureau of Land Management. See it all on our longest tour!!
- This trail begins just outside of the town of Millican and journeys through a massive Ponderosa Pine forest to vistas and lookouts.The area is dominated by Lodgepole pine, Western juniper, and Ponderosa pine with big sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, rabbitbrush, and a variety of desert grasses as the main ground cover. Common grasses in this area include Idaho fescue, bunch grass, and blue bunch wheatgrass. Animals common in the forest include mule deer, pronghorn, coyotes, bobcats, cougar, and American black bear. Smaller mammals include American badgers, porcupines, golden-mantled ground squirrels, and chipmunks. Small bird species include mountain bluebirds, western meadowlarks, white-crowned sparrows, lark sparrows, and sage grouse. Larger birds include ravens, great horned owls, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and golden eagles.
- This ride is an amazing way to enjoy your Central Oregon Adventure. Explore underground caves. Come share the adventure with us! Central Oregon Desert and The Deschutes National Forest and The Bureau of Land Management! #goexplore
- Pine Mountain Observatory (PMO) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by University of Oregon Physics Department. It is located 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Bend, Oregon (USA) in the Deschutes National Forest on top of Pine Mountain. The site was discovered by professors Russ Donnelly and E.G. Ebbinghausen in 1965 and has been in operation since 1967.
- The Oregon high desert is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon located east of the Cascade Range and south of the Blue Mountains, in the central and eastern parts of the state. Divided into a southern region and a northern region, the desert covers most of five Oregon counties and averages 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level. The southwest region is part of the Great Basin and the southeast is the lower Owyhee River watershed. The northern region is part of the Columbia Plateau, where higher levels of rainfall allow the largest industry on private land to be the cultivation of alfalfa and hay. Public land within the region is owned primarily by the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 30,000 square miles (78,000 km2) including five rivers designated as Wild and Scenic.