Geology of the Lower Deschutes River Canyon

If you’ve ever fished the Deschutes and wondered about the amazing geology, wonder no more!

How can the rocks of the Deschutes Canyon be found hundreds of miles away on the Oregon Coast? Or how does the mud near the canyon bottom relate to floods in Montana? One of Oregon’s most spectacular areas is the Deschutes Canyon around Harris Ranch, an abandoned homestead that dates to the 1890s, and observing the magnificent cliffs above can tell a lot about the area’s chaotic past.

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