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“We saw almost no one on this remote gravel road until we happened upon a cowboy (the Wild West lives!), his two canine herding companions, and what we guestimated to be 70 head of cattle….”
There’s a likely chance the Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain aren’t on the top of your list of destinations to ride, or possibly even to visit. They certainly hadn’t made our initial cut, either, but after a glowing recommendation, a fair amount of research, and our subsequent visit, we’d urge you to give serious consideration to not only adding them to your list but to moving them towards the top.