DISCOVER: Leslie Gulch

Editor’s note: This article was first published in Discover Malheur County, the visitor and business guide published by Malheur Media. Discover is available for free at local business and tourism centers across the state.

ADRIAN – Secluded and tucked into a corner of southeastern Oregon, Leslie Gulch offers some of the best recreation in the state.

The canyon area on the east side of Owyhee Reservoir features unique rock formations. People from across the state and the nation – including many rock climbers – journey to the out-of-the-way area every year.

“It attracts all sorts of recreators. They come predominantly because it has wonderful scenery, geology and access to the reservoir,” said Kari Points an outdoor recreation planner for the Vale office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The BLM manages the Leslie Gulch area. 

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