Oregon is a stunner of a state, full of wondrous places and immense natural beauty. It’s also incredibly geographically diverse, with everything from stunning shorelines and old-growth forests to rolling countrysides and high desert regions. Today, we’re exploring east-central Oregon, best-known for the Alvord Desert, ghost towns, and the Painted Hills. This scenic road trip in Oregon takes us into the heart of this resplendent, underrated region, a place well-worth exploring anytime of year.

Eastern Oregon is a place that doesn’t get quite the love of its coastal and forested counterparts, but after embarking on this scenic road trip, we have a feeling you’ll be quite taken by this wondrous region!

For another bucket-list-worthy adventure that’s on the *other* side of the state, check out this epic road trip along the Oregon Coast.

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