Day 1 – September 13: Baker City to Farewell Bend
“Pioneering Spirits” 51 Miles
Welcome, two-wheel warriors, to the Highway to Hells. Today, we’ll leave the 19th-century historic homes of Baker City behind and begin our glorious ride through Pleasant Valley. We’ll spend most of today’s majestic miles on a gentle downgrade through the Burnt River Canyon before wrapping up our first day at the unforgettable Farewell Bend State Park. Here, we’ll pitch riverfront camp on the Snake River and drink in the beauty of the first Oregon State Park on our tour. Warm up around the campfire, but keep an eye out for ghosts of pioneers past. 150 years ago, at this very site, thousands set out on the Oregon Trail for the Land at Eden’s Gate.