The High Country

Exploring Crook County’s High Country will offer you more than your fair share of sight-seeing and photography opportunities. This driving day trip loops through farmland, high desert, pine forests, prairie, and ranching country. This trip offers photo ops capturing varied images of nature, traces of early homesteads, unique geologic formations, showy wildflowers, and wildlife. The majority of these opportunities can be seen from the road that provides prime locales for photographing the landscapes of the High Country.

You will visit the rural, ranching communities of Paulina and Post. Stopping at the general stores in both of these communities is a must, as they both serve as stores, general information offices, post offices and gathering places for locals and visitors.

Go prepared! There are no services until you reach Paulina. Be sure you are dressed appropriately and have plenty of gas, food and water before you start out.

Be Alert! You will be in open range areas. An open range district is an area where livestock are allowed to openly graze, thus they may be crossing or on the road. The primary grazing season is May to October.

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