The first two days going through the Oregon Blue Mountains are really hard. After departing the Blue Mountains, the route challenges the Oregon high desert. It is pretty flat from Ontario to Bend but the route is heading west into the prevailing winds. The traffic in and around Bend and on US-26 between Madras and Warm Springs is likely to have urban traffic volume. The last day is only 100k on quiet roads, but there are hills. The Bikely elevation estimate for the map below is not accurate because Bikely does do well with long routes.
Anyone interested in a nice long ride though North Eastern Oregon?
|May 15||Hood River-Heppner||222||9,300|
|May 16||Heppner-Baker City||220||10,282|
|May 17||Baker City-Ontario||209||4,021|
|May 21||Maupin-Hood River||103||5,003|
|May 15||Northwestern Motel|
& RV Park
|May 16||Western Motel||541-523-3700||Baker City|
|May 17||Ontario Inn||541-823-2556||Ontario|
|May 18||Silver Spur Motel||800-400-2077||Burns|
|May 19||Dunes Motel||541-382-6811||Bend|
|May 20||Deschutes Motel||541-395-2626||Maupin|
Oregon DOT Trip Check
Route Profile (total elevation gain 40,070 feet)
Composite Route Map