There is no developed trail to the top, so the hike begins when you have found a decent spot to park your vehicle. Beatys Butte at 7,885 above sea level and nearby Mahogany Butte at 7,140 are the most prominent points in the area, making for a challenging butte climbing day. The terrain is predominantly sagebrush, although there are a scattering of mahogany trees on the buttes in the area. Aside from the pronghorn antelope, the area is home to Greater sage-grouse, mule deer, numerous bird species and wild horses.
Notes and Advice:
- There are no trailhead amenities.
- These roads aren’t all visible on the Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas so more detailed maps are required such as the Adel BLM 100k map.
- It might be wise to get gas in Lakeview or up in Plush, the Adel gas station is closed.