Burnt Car Road

Total Miles


1,685.39 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This road accesses the Steens Mountain wilderness. It is a rugged route that takes you 8 miles out to a remote area that is often used to access the wilderness area or for people to get out and see the country. In this area is important to stay on the roads and be respectful of the landscape. The route goes through sagebrush flats, Juniper stands, and across many basalt rocks. The trail has steep loose grades, large rocks, narrow passages, and many other features to navigate, and should not be attempted with any recent precipitation. High clearance is necessary and 4x4 is recommended. There is no cell reception in this area. Keep a lookout in this area for old building foundations and chimneys as well as the burnt car that the area gets its name from.

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Burnt Car Road
Burnt Car Road
Burnt Car Road


Steep grade with loose dirt and rock, large rocks, deep ruts, and off camber sections. Extreme mud with any precipitation. Area is remote and lacks any services.

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Access Description

Accessible via Steens Loop Road.

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