Mitchell, Oregon, USA, is a small town in eastern Oregon. The little town has a couple of restaurants and places to shop, as well as a Mitchell, Oregon, USA hostel. Although the town of Mitchell, Oregon, isn't much in and of itself, it is a part of a bigger picture that most adventurers will love to explore!
Mitchell, Oregon is the closest town to the Painted Hills; this national monument service unit features several short hiking trails around beautiful landscape. The hills themselves are naturally multicolored and are especially photogenic around sunset. Since this is considered one of the "Seven Wonders of Oregon," the Painted Hills are a must-do for anyone road tripping through Oregon.
The Painted Hills are just part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This monument is split up into three areas around eastern Oregon, and the two other service units for this monument are just a slightly longer drive away from Mitchell, Oregon. The Sheep Rock Unit features the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, while the Clarno Unit is a good place to hike trails and see rock formations.
Mitchell, Oregon is part of the Trans America Trail (known by cyclists and bikers as the TAT), a cycling route that crosses the United States over about five thousand miles. Since Mitchell, Oregon, is the only town for several miles each way on this path, staying at a Mitchell, Oregon, USA hostel is a welcome rest for cyclists to shower, fill their water bottles, and have a safe place to sleep.
Many travelers may not even know that Mitchell, Oregon exists, and even fewer would know about the town if it wasn't on Highway Twenty-Six, a popular way to go from east to west through central Oregon. But those who do stop at this town are rewarded with stunning natural views, great hiking spots, and friendly folks in their hostel in Mitchell, Oregon, USA, as well as around town.
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