Family and friends gone off to their own 4th Celebration? Don't worry, BMWRO still loves you. Ride out to USFS Highway 19, aka Aufderheide Scenic Drive for a gathering. We will meet at the Box Canyon Campground at 12 noon. A small barbeque will be fired up for your grilling pleasure. Box Canyon Campground is located at 3700 feet. It is approximately the half way point either from, Hwy 58 or Hwy 126. It is a free horse camp. It features 13 campsites and vault toilets. There is no drinking water and you will pack out your garbage.
We will pick a vacant campsite upon arrival and set up for lunch, rain or shine. You will bring your own food, utensils, water and garbage bag, very simple! This is all located in the McKenzie Ranger District. If you have questions, look it up on line or a map. Official speed limit on the Aufderheide is 45mph! No sign up nor reservations required, just show with your food.
From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).
Continue south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.
Continue south on Aurderheide Drive past Cougar Reservoir for 31 miles to Box Canyon Horse Camp on the west side of the road at the top of the pass.