Our own field trip/road log guides for Wheeler County and the John Day Fossil Beds areas, as well as other portions of Oregon’s geology and natural history, are in preparation.
You can download a pdf road guide for Highway 19, from Spray to the Thomas Condon Center from our cycling page.
Here are a few on-line guides—some a bit old (circa 1980) , but you’ll get the idea and they are still pretty accurate.
John Day Country Loop Road Log: Dayville to Kimberly To Monument:
Kimberly to Bend Road Log:
Web page Info
Columbia River Basalts, Lewiston Idaho to Kimberly, Oregon:
Road Log, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit to the Park Headquarters and sheep Rock Unit: 75 miles, total. This route takes you along excellent, paved county roads as well as state highways, to see extraordinary views as well as outstanding geology.