Tumalo Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTumalo Mountain
Tumalo Mountain seen from below Mount Bachelor
|Elevation||7,779 ft (2,371 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,055 ft (322 m)|
|Location||Deschutes County, Oregon, U.S.|
|Parent range||Cascade Range|
|Topo map||USGS Broken Top|
|Mountain type||Shield volcano|
|Volcanic arc||Cascade Volcanic Arc|
|Easiest route||Trail hike|
Tumalo Mountain is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon, located just northeast of Mount Bachelor across the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Ice age glaciers carved a large cirque into the northeast flank of the mountain, producing a bowl which is popular with local backcountry skiers. A United States Forest Service fire lookout tower was built on the summit in the 1930s, but abandoned in the 1970s and subsequently removed. A trail to the summit ascends the southwest flank of the volcano.
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