Andy Kerr

Conservationist, Writer, Analyst, Operative, Agitator, Strategist, Tactitian, Schmoozer, Raconteur

19. Beatys Butte Summit (Beatys Butte Unit)

Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 135.

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What to Expect: A relatively easy climb to one of most promi- nent points in southeast Oregon, with commanding views in all directions

Distance: 6.4 miles round trip

Elevation Range: 5,300-7,918 feet

Drinking Water: No

Best Times: Late spring, summer, fall

USGS 7.5' Map: Beatys Butte

Oregon Map Starting Point: Adel

Approximately 25 miles east of Adel (0.4 mile east of milepost 53) is a stop sign, just before OR 140 turns south and steeply upward. Go north on the Beatys Butte Road approximately 29 miles to the turnoff to Willow Spring. A house trailer marks the spot. Backtrack 0.3 mile and park on public land. Beatys Butte stands before you 3.2 miles to the south-southeast. The north side of Beatys Butte is a checkerboard ownership of public and private land (so please he extra respectful). The latter is not posted as of this writing.

Return as you came.