Oregon January 17, 2017
The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Oregon Everyone Should Take At Least Once
Located in Oregon’s Christmas Valley, Crack In The Ground is a unique, 2-mile volcanic fissure that makes for an amazing hiking location. Take an unforgettable walk through this beautiful canyon; it’ll make you feel like you’ve landed on another planet entirely.
A thin trail winds along the bottom of the crack, with walls on either side reaching as high as 70 feet.
At points the walls are almost lime-green, coated in a layer of moss.
Looking up, you'll see a thin strip of sky.
The setting is absolutely out of this world.
Be sure to dress warm, since the bottom of the fissure is significantly colder than the aboveground temperature.
There are numerous places where you can enter and exit the canyon. Most hikers walk through the canyon in one direction, and then back along the top. The landscape is stunning in both directions.
The trail begins at the Crack In The Ground trailhead, located in the Christmas Valley, southeast of Bend. To get there, take HWY 31 to Fort Rock Road, and then turn left onto the Christmas Valley HWY, which you'll take all the way to Crack In The Ground Road. From the trailhead, take a short walk following the signs to the Crack In The Ground.
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