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Old 07-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trail between Madras and Prineville

Wondering if anyone has any information about a trail in the canyon on the east side of hwy 26 between madras and prineville. Roughly 10-15 miles south east of Madras. Anyone been or heard of it?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it IS fun. What do you want to know?
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Is it public? Do you have any pictures? What would you recommend it terms of tires, lockers, wheelbase?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got back from there yesterday. It's a really challenging area. Big axles, big tires, low gearing, hydraulic steering, a stout cage, and lots of burly skid plates. Yes it is public. It got closed for a bit but the deschutes county 4wheelers got it reopened. Pics?...Some of the usual suspects here. There are a bunch a photos around.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/eventco...ing/index.html

http://www.rage4x4.com/index.php?opt...9&topic=1480.0
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dang. Thats serious. I'm guessing I shouldn't take my old range rover down there then.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting up guys, just a few hours away and I didnt even know it was there.
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shoot now i really do need to do the axle swap to my scout and head out there considering it is only 30 minutes away.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The place you are all talking about is not the same. If you are saying it is 10-15 miles out of madras it would be a different canyon. Those links above are for a trail near millican ORV park (5 miles west of prineville). It is for the most part open but not considered a trail. BLM land as far as I have been told.



I think I know of the one you might be talking about.

I have seen a quad trail down there or something. Looks like it is private land but I dont know for sure.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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jnau - what hwy is the trail from the article off of? The trail I was referring to comes out across from the Crooked River National Grasslands sign off 26.
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HW 126 off the George Millican Rd.
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Help

anyone have any better location on this?
I was going to head up there in the next 2 weeks I was hoping to hit this locaiton.
the one posted in the mag.
any help would be great.
GPS location, or even google map waypoint.
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It is called Swartz Canyon. You can look it up on google. http://oregon.hometownlocator.com/ma...z%20canyon.cfm

Go in on the Millican Rd. side
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It is called Swartz Canyon. You can look it up on google. http://oregon.hometownlocator.com/ma...z%20canyon.cfm

Go in on the Millican Rd. side
Is this all i need to get there? Any updates on swartz canyon. Wana try it out in a couple weeks. Anything I need to know?
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yeah its swartz, the deschutes county 4wheelers seem to know whats up in the area, they have a few trail reports on their site.

there is alot of blm land up there but i wouldnt suggest just going and running around on any rocks you find just cause its blm.
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I love this place it is about 20 min from my house and my favorite place to crawl gona miss this the most when I move it is a left turn at mp 9 going south on George Millican rd from prineville
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yeah some of my buddys say this plase is freakin bad ass. better than crushers in tsf. i all so want to make a trip there.
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yeah some of my buddys say this plase is freakin bad ass. better than crushers in tsf. i all so want to make a trip there.
next spring were going kenny
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next spring were going kenny
like spring break? im planning on heading to central oregon during spring break and it would be tight to hang with some crawlers for a day or so.
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The canyon is pretty damn fun, been going there for a couple years now.

but I have seen it claim alot of parts ie, lots of broken shit. but its a good time down there.
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possibly spring break.. depends if my new pill is dont yet
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