Burns District | OR
Season Dates: 10/1 - 9/30
The Pueblo Mountains straddle the border between Nevada and Oregon at the northern end of the Black Rock Desert. The eastern crest of the Pueblo Mountains is particularly steep and rugged, while the western range front dips gently to the west. Elevations range from 4,200 at the town of Denio to 8,632 at the summit. The area contains small meadows, aspen groves, riparian habitat, and talus slopes, providing a mosaic of wildlife habitat types rich in wildlife species diversity. One hundred seventy species of birds, 47 species of mammals, 18 species of amphibians and reptiles and 3 species of fish may be found here. Prehistoric and historic properties of varying significance are known to exist in this relatively unstudied region. Prehistoric rock art is considered one of the area's special features. Hunting, backpacking, camping, and sightseeing are popular activities in the Pueblos. Ranching is another dominant land use in this area - half a dozen ranches have grazing permits for allotments in the Pueblos.
From Burns, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for approximatley 106 miles to the town of Fields (you'll pass through the town of Frenchglen at about 60 miles, and State Highway 205 becomes "Catlow Valley Road" at about 74 miles). From Fields, turn South toward Denio, Nevada on the Fields-Denio Road. Travel approximately 9 miles south on the Fields-Denio Road to the Arizona Creek Road. Turn right (West) on the Arizona Creek Road and travel approximately 5 miles to the base of Pueblo Mountain. PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN THIS AREA. Seasonal moisture often leaves roads impassable until mid-late summer.