The Painted Hills In Oregon Offers Breathtaking Views

One of the neatest road trips you can take near Tri-Cities Washington is a road trip to the Painted Hills in Oregon. 

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The Painted Hills In Oregon Were Formed Over 40 Million Years Ago

My wife and I took a trip last fall and we discovered that the Painted Hills have to be one of Oregon's best-kept secrets.

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The Painted Hills in Oregon is a part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Between Bend Oregon and John Day Oregon, You'll Find The Painted Hills

If you visit the Painted Hills, you'll be mesmerized by their beauty. The cool thing about the hills, they can look strikingly different depending on the different times of the day.

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We took a bunch of pictures showing how amazing the hills look but you'd have to visit them in person to see their true beauty.

What Are The Directions To The Painted Hills In Oregon?

Here is how you get to the Painted Hills according to the National Park Service:

The Painted Hills Unit is located about 9 miles northwest of the town of Mitchell, Oregon. Distinguished by varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, this area preserves a sequence of past climate change.

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The Painted Hills Unit also contains a diverse assemblage of leaf fossils aging 39-30 million years old called the Bridge Creek Flora and a small outcropping of rock containing animal fossils from 30-27 million years ago.

It was a fun day trip and we hiked up and down the different areas of the Painted Hills.

Take a look at some of the pictures we managed to snap during our trip

27 Beautiful Breathtaking Pictures Of Painted Hills Oregon

Take a virtual hike into the Painted Hills of Oregon

One of the things to remember when visiting the hills, they do ask people to respect the dirt and while we were there, several park rangers were on patrol to make sure the hills weren't disturbed.

It's been one of my favorite road trip adventures away from the Tri-Cities and it's an easy day trip for those families who want a quick inexpensive day trip away from the Tri-Cities.

You can get more details on the Painted Hills here.

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