The Steens Mountain can be home to drastic weather changes. It is not uncommon for a 75° day to turn into a cold rainy day in just a matter of hours. So come prepared.Bring List
We hope the conditions will be ideal, but in case they are not, be equipped with the following items.
Our 2017 menu is being planned, coordinated and updated by outdoor cooking legends, Pete and Cheryl Runnels. Steens campers will find fast service, great food and plenty of it (for the vegetarian, carnivore, or gluten free) – all served with smiles bigger than Kiger Gorge.
Steens Mountain is located in Southeastern Oregon, 60 miles southwest of Burns on Highway 205. The mountain rises to 9,773 feet above sea level, affording a breathtaking view; four western states can be sighted from the mountain’s crest.
Base camp, located near Fish Lake at the 7,500-foot level of the mountain, provides a beautiful living and training environment.
Training sites include Blitzen and Big Indian Gorges, Kiger Ridge and McCoy Creek Canyon which allow running and backpacking known only to a few.