Let the experts take you on a gourmet road trip adventure to Eastern Oregon's best hot springs and hidden secrets. 4 nights under the stars, 4+ natural mineral hot springs.
This tour shows you the best Eastern Oregon has to offer, from ancient lakes and giant mountains to local cowboys and craft breweries. Your two guides are local experts on hot springs, local cuisine, history, culture, and outrageously fun adventure seekers themselves.
This particular road trip features stays in hot springs resorts, cabins, and specialty huts for the traveler inclined to rustic luxury. For the more adventuresome, contact us for camping options.
Day 1: The Ghost Town Hot Springs*
In the afternoon, depart from one of the most classic cowboy towns in America: Pendleton, home of the famous Pendleton Round-Up. Follow an old stagecoach route to a ghost town complete with a historic coach stop and a healing hot springs pool. Let your guide and chef prepare a gourmet wild west dinner under the stars.
Day 2: The Cowboy Hot Springs
Journey into the heart of cowboy country, taking a step back in time to visit once booming towns, now with less than 20 residents. Drink exceptional beer (if that's your thing!) and spend part of the day at one of the west's best wildlife and bird viewings refuges. Sleep in a teepee adjacent to classic hot springs as our journey takes us closer to the true desert.
Day 3: The Desert Hot Springs
Our favorite day! Take the classic loop around the scenic Steens Mountains. Stop to fly fish, go on a hike, and enjoy nature. The Steens are some of the most spectacular and forgotten mountains in the west. From the Steens, end the day at the Alvord Desert and soak under the biggest skies you've ever seen.
Day 4: The Forgotten Hot Springs
Day 4 takes you most of the way back to Pendleton, but there's still a lot to see! Take a bonus soak in a secret river hot springs if conditions are right, stop at more ghost towns, award-winning breweries, and end the night at a hot springs resort that elicits memories of grand past times.
Day 5: Pendleton
Wake up for a short drive back to Pendleton. Depending on time restraints and group feeling, convince your guide to take you to another secret bonus hot springs.