Northwest of Bend and Sisters in the Cascade Mountains, the Santiam Pass OHV Area has 1,500 acres open to ATV riding through cinder cones and lava flows. The routes are on trails and old roads. The conditions are loose and sandy.
To reach the trailhead from Santiam Junction (SR 22 and US 20) head 5.2 miles east on US 20. Go right (south) on NFD 2690 (towards Hoodoo Ski area.) Travel 3.2 miles to the junction with NFD 810. Parking is at the junction in an unsigned trailhead.
Note: Not all the trails and staging areas shown on the map may have been completed. The schedule of completion has not been set. Make sure to call ahead before going.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is permitted only on designated routes. To obtain a map with the latest designated roads, make sure to call the Forest Service HQ at (541) 225-6300.
Overall, Santiam Pass OHV Area is the 12th most popular ATV riding trail of all 44 ATV trails in Oregon.