I've been stalking the #TravelOregon on Instagram and Twitter and I've been drooling over the Painted Hills pictures. I mentioned it in passing to Mama during one of our pre-trip phone calls and she figured out a way to work it into our road trip. I'm happy to report...it's just as amazing in person as it is in pictures. It's so worth a trip out to see the views in person.
The best time to visit is during sunset...the hills are said to be most vibrant at that time. We arrived close to sunset, but not close enough to have the time to sit and wait for sunset. There were a handful of photographers camped out on the benches with their tripods and fancy cameras. I'm not hardcore enough or patient enough for that. Plus, we had other trails to check out and a hotel to get to before dark. Even though we missed the sunset, we still got some great pictures in my opinion.