Beatys Butte is located in the high desert of south central Oregon. It is within the boundaries of Lake County. Beatys Butte is northeast of Lakeview, Oregon and east of Hart Mountain and Warner Peak. This butte is almost completely covered in sagebrush with a few minor league Mahogany trees. Beatys Butte is #72 on the Oregon 2000K prominence peak list and #95 on the Mazama 100 Highest Peak list.
Directions: From I-5, near Ashland, take Oregon highway 66 59 miles to Klamath Falls. From Klamath Falls, take Oregon highway 140 97 miles to Lakeview. Go north 5 miles on US 395 and hook up with highway 140. Lakeview is the last town with any facilities until Winnemucca, but the small wide spot in the road known as Adel has gas and a convenience store which closes at 6 p.m. 26 miles from Adel, watch for the Beatys Butte Road that goes to the left as highway 140 begins to climb to the south up what is called Donelly Slide. A hang glider launch spot is located at the top of the highway and is worth a visit just to get a feel for what kind of a ride these hang gliders can get from there.
The road you turn north on is a dirt road, relatively in good shape for the next 21 or so miles. Watch out for cattle on this road as this is open range country. Open range means that if you hit the cow, you've bought it. Cows have the right of way and you don't. Don't take this road if it is raining (fairly rare) as it would become very muddy and possibly impassable.
|Range/Region:||Great Basin Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Boise, ID|
|Convenient Center:||Lakeview, OR|
Thanks to Kelly Canaday for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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