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Pillars of Rome-Photo by Scott Butner
Pillars of Rome-Photo by Scott Butner

These imposing hundred-foot high formations are named the Pillars of Rome for their resemblance to Roman columns. The white bluffs are near the Owyhee crossing and served as a wayfinding landmark to pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The Pillars of Rome contain layers of sediment and fossils that add to the wonder of the location. The area is rarely visited because of its remote location, approximately 40 minutes west of the already remote village of Jordan valley. But for the roundtripping photographer who likes to take the road less travelled, it’s a picture-perfect destination. (Rome, Oregon, USA)