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Cycling Crooked River Canyon
Ride 3.8 miles gaining 875’ at 4.3% average grade.
The Crooked River Canyon extends 22 miles south from Prineville OR, climbing 1,402 feet along the scenic Crooked River, a popular fishing stream.
The ride begins at Crooked River Park on the outskirts of Prineville (2,865 ft., parking, restrooms, water) and continues upriver to the Prineville Dam and Reservoir at 18.6 miles (3,294 ft.). Another 3 miles of road and 700 feet of climbing take you to the top of the mesa at Reservoir Road.