As we drove along the Steens Mountain Loop, it was hard to miss the signs of spring and summer: lots of green foliage.
Before you get to that viewpoint, visit the Kiger Gorge area. Wild mustangs roam free in this area, though we didn’t see any until we were close to the end of the loop. But that’s a future post! 🙂
Just a few feet from the road, we found this runoff stream with wildflowers all around it. If you only checked out the snow on the road, you would miss this sight. This is just past the Page Springs Campground area, and was on the other side of the road from a deep snowbank. Yes, snow in July. 🙂
The entire loop is 59 miles. There were plenty of photographic opportunities, viewpoints, and some strategically placed pit toilets along the route. See Oregon: Clouds in the Steens Mountain area for some other photos of the road trip.