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Discover some of the richest fossil beds in the world, several state parks and two scenic bikeways in this riverine region. Gaze upon hills hued in nature’s most brilliant colors, made from layers of ash and clay laid down over millions of years. Named after one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the country, the John Day River Territory is home to spectacular geography and friendly people.


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Road Trip through the Painted Hills, Ancient Fossils, and Crafted Brews

Colorful hills, plenty of ancient fossils, scenic bike tours, desert hikes, delicious foods and locally crafted brews are to be discovered on this leg of your road trip tour. Mitchell sits in steep and rolling hills on the east side of the Ochocos, a welcoming outpost […]

Motorcycle Tours & Events

It’s said that four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul. Whether Standard, Cruiser, Touring, Sport, or Dirt, motorcycles elicit a sense of adventure and even a little (or a lot) of rebellion from road warriors. The bond between machine and rider and […]

Road Trip from Columbia River to Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Drop from the Columbia River into the heart of Gilliam County, home to historic Condon and Oregon’s newest state park, Cottonwood Canyon The town of Arlington is on the Columbia River and Interstate 84, easily accessed from east or west, Portland or Boise. Start your day […]

Scenic Tour through History into the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

TOUR THROUGH HISTORIC RANCHING COMMUNITIES AND GHOST TOWNS INTO THE HEART OF THE JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT ON THIS SCENIC TOUR. Biggs perches on the rocky shore of the Columbia River at the crossroads of Highways 84 and 97, serving as a hub for […]