Located between Prineville and Mitchell, Oregon off of Hwy. 26
Stay in Mitchell, Oregon at the Oregon Hotel, drive early in the morning to the Unit, stay until about 11 AM, then return again an hour before sunset to capture the best images.
I waited for years to finally choose this location as you arrive at the entrance to the Painted Hills Unit. With the luck spent wisely as I waited those years, this lone cloud formed and entered into the scene just as the sun set and warmed the entire landscape of the Carroll Mountains behind the immediate hills.