Head west on Highway 207 from Mitchell to the first northbound county road and follow it to the Painted Hills Unit.
RAW capture; f/16 @ 1/125 sec; ISO 800; Auto exposure; partial metering; auto WB
The color-splashed hummocks and hills of Bentonite are the eroded remnants of the John Day Formation. The weathering of volcanic ash under varying climatic regimes resulted in vividly-hued layers of red, pink, bronze, tan and black. The colors are intensified when the landscape is wet and the light is softâ€”the Hills literally glow.