Palmer Junction to Lookout Mountain Loop - Snowmobiling Elgin, Oregon

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31.86 miles (51.27 km)

Total Elev. Gain:
5,162 ft. (1573 m)
Total Elev. Loss:
-3,594 ft. (-1095 m)

Max Altitude:
5,305 ft. (1617 m)
Min Altitude:
2,681 ft. (817 m)
by Brian Sather — Posted Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Palmer Junction provides a quick shot up into the heart of the Blue Mountain between the Lookingglass and Wenaha drainages. This loop takes you by the Lookout Mountain Lookout Tower for an expansive view on the clear day. The area is well forested but enough logging has happened over the years that there are many play areas and well-spaced trees for off-track fun. In other words, you're not just relegated to the roads along this loop. There is plenty of roadside challenges and boondocking options that make for a fun loop and deep snow.

 Lookout Mountain Lookout Tower — 45.727550, -117.873840
 Lookout Mountain Lookout Tower — 45.850410, -117.789060
 Lookout Mountain Video — 45.867780, -117.861260
 Jarboe advanced play area — 45.853790, -117.856800

Lookout Mountain Lookout Tower
Parking option at Palmer Jct.