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Iron Mountain

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Browder Ridge and Three Sisters from Iron Mountain summit (Greg Lief)
Cone Peak and Echo Mountain from Iron Mountain (Greg Lief)
The new platform on Iron Mountain (Steve Hart)
Butterfly passing the summit of Iron Mountain (Steve Hart)


Description

Iron Mountain is located near Tombstone Pass along Highway 20 east of Sweet Home, Oregon. It is a veritable wildflower cornucopia with over 300 species, along with some 17 tree species. The best time to visit is the first half of July, but the views are gorgeous on any clear day.

The craggy summit was the location of a fire lookout until 2007. The lookout was deemed unsafe and was removed. A new summit lookout platform was constructed and opened in 2009. From the summit you will have great views of Cone Peak, Echo Mountain, Browder Ridge, and the Three Sisters.

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