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Dry River Canyon Trail

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3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

546' 166 m

Ascent

-9' -3 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

4,218' 1,286 m

High

3,681' 1,122 m

Low

Shared By Justin Wellman

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Escape into a remote canyon surrounded by twisted juniper and huge boulders on a fall or winter day.

Justin Wellman

Dogs Off-leash

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The trail is closed February 1 through August 31 for nesting eagles.

Description

This canyon-bottom route starts off a dirt road in the open country of the badlands. To get to the trailhead, head left off Highway 20 near milepost 17, drive over a cattle guard, and take the first right to pass through a gravel storage area. Continue down the dirt road (passable by low-clearance vehicles unless it's in bad shape) to find the end of the road and the parking area. From here, the route begins.

With every step, the cliffs grow taller as you run through twisted juniper and sage on an ancient, rocky riverbed. Dry Canyon was once a major tributary of the Crooked River originating in the Lone Mountain region. Expect spectacular views of basalt cliffs. Toward its southernmost end, the trail leaves the canyon to end in a junction back with Highway 20.

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