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Coffeepot Crater

By RonS - Posted on 27 March 2019

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  • Site # 8
  • GPS Coordinates: N 43.1470870971679 W 117.45903968811
  • Elevation: feet
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  • Ride Difficulty: 2


The 27-square-mile ovaline lava flow of Jordan Craters is one of the most recent volcanic flows in Oregon -- so much so that locals claim that you can still see bootprints in places. The origin of the flow is Coffeepot Crater, a deep cavity at the far northeast of the flow. Walking in and around Coffeepot and exploring its side pits, tubes and caves makes for a great journey on a landscape like the surface of the moon. From where you parked your car, a straightforward loop around the rim and down the red cinder path into the heart of the crater is about 1 mile (but you’ll no doubt find trenches and tubes to explore on your way). The path down into the crater descends about 150 feet.

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Just a note of caution if you look at google maps or your garmin maps you will see a number of little roads that connect from the junction of mcbride creek road and succor creek down towards the coffeepot crater DO NOT BELIEVE THEM   we spend several fun filled hours slogging thru bogs and going up dead end rock trails to find the roads simply do not exisit any more  A local rancher confirmed that most of what the gps says is crap   go out to 95 and down to jordan craters road!

Posted by nohvccbob on 2019-04-25 11:07

Second stop on Mark's loop.

Posted by KaptSlow on 2019-05-05 09:00

 After we visited Coffeepot Crater we headed along the lava flow to Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's grave site.  It was a nice ride through the countryside.  Thanks to KaptSlow for the use of the bandana!

Posted by billbart on 2019-05-08 09:54

 #8 Coffeepot Crater

Posted by sage on 2019-05-13 08:08

 Fun stop on the way to Birch Ranch

Posted by englund on 2019-06-14 15:53

Special Ed @ Coffeepot Crater

Posted by Special Ed on 2019-11-17 13:32

 Great ride to a place I have driven past on several occasions but never stopped. 

Posted by solojim on 2019-11-18 19:30