Burnt Flat Road

Total Miles


1581.43 ft


2.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This trail ascends from the valley below into a network of trails in the Steens Mountains. The trail begins down in the lakebed area and the lower valley. Then it ascends a steep rocky shelf road with expansive views of the valley and a few epic dispersed camping spots. There are a few Verizon LTE cellular service bars in this section, but it's gone once you get to the top. Once in the upper area, the trail opens to a massive valley that appears to have been an ancient lakebed. There is an abundance of wildlife to see as one traverses across the valley. Offshoot trails offer more exploration of the area. The lakebed gives way to an excellent dense forest section at the farther end of the route. It's a beautiful trail with lots to see along the way.


Some rocky off-camber areas and the shelf road section has almost nowhere for oncoming traffic to pass safely.

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