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Owyhee Canyonlands (211.9 miles)

The forth and final section of the Oregon Natural Desert Association's Oregon Desert Trail, the Owyhee Canyonlands.

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Explore the Owyhee Canyonlands, the high desert gem that The New York Times hailed as "so stunning they should be a national park." From high on the canyon rim or from down on the wild river's banks, experience the grand finale of the Oregon Desert Trail.


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Section 20: Highway 95 to Anderson Crossing (37.6 miles)
Move away from the Quinn River Valley toward the Owyhee plateau. Keep your chin up and on the lookout for eagles, kestrels, falcons and other majestic birds above.

Section 21: Anderson Crossing to Three Forks (46.2 miles)
Not for the faint of heart, this section is as wild and beautiful as it is remote. Follow the West Little Owyhee River through Louse Canyon. Be prepared to float, scramble and bushwack.

Section 22: Three Forks to Rome (40.9 miles)
Leave the Owyhee's wild waters behind for safer overland passage. This is a dry section with gorgeous vistas from the canyon rim -- a tease of the water down below.

Section 23: Rome to Lambert Rocks (20.3 miles)
Continue overland in this exposed section. Dip down into the canyon at Lambert Rocks basalt formation for a well deserved reunion with the wild Owyhee River.

Section 24: Lambert Rocks to Leslie Gulch (41.4 miles)
From shore to shore, this section begins on a gorgeous stretch on the south side of Lambert Rocks, then climbs up to the canyon rim before dropping back down to the start of the Lake Owyhee Reservoir at Slocum Creek.

Section 25: Leslie Gulch to Lake Owyhee State Park (26.8 miles)
Witness the unique beauty of the Owyhee Canyonlands in the last section of the Oregon Desert Trail. Traverse through picturesque side canyons, past honeycomb-featured spires and keep on until the terminus: Lake Owyhee State Park.


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