Two Bulls, No Indian

Training Route

This is a more gravel intensive version of the 5 Star route Two Bulls, One Indian. It includes the scenic ridge ride to Three Creeks Butte, but from there it diverges from the original route. Instead of descending the pavement on Three Creeks Road into Sisters, the route parallels Three Creeks Road on a red cinder gravel road to the east. At ~ mile 32 the route catches the Brooks Scanlon logging road for a bit, cuts over to Sisemore road and then meanders back into Bend via a mix of paved roads and double track.

The Dirty Freehub team has ridden this entire route. We have classified it as a Training Route because it uses significant portions of other 5 Star routes. Some gravel cyclists in Bend, consider this a better route than the original. We like both. A lot!!

There is no food / water stops along the way. Unless, you want to filter from Three Creeks creek.

The route rides well in both directions. For a change of pace, we recommend the counter clockwise direction.

A big thanks to MikeH for bringing this route variation to us.

Adventure / Gravel Route

Lollipop: 53 miles / 3200 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 85% gravel, 15% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Bend, Oregon
– Published: March 2020

Difficulty

Moderate. Due to distance / elevation.

The Start

Thump Coffee shop in Northwest Crossing
Lat / Long:  44.055629, -121.358056


Downloads

Wahoo / Garmin Direct Download
Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

For help with GPS files, the RideWithGPs mapping app and to learn how to download our routes for free, see the “Using Our Rides” page.

4 thoughts on “Two Bulls, No Indian”

    1. The name of this route is from the derivation of the route Two Bulls, One Indian. That route goes through the Two Bulls fire area and includes Indian Camp road, near Sisters. This route, does not include Indian Camp road, thus the derivation of No Indian. No disrespect is meant.

      We would love to hear from you directly if you belong to one of the local tribes or are of that heritage. Please note, one of our missions at Dirty Freehub is to have a positive social and economic impact where we ride.

      Thanks for the comment!

  1. I rode this route today. There were small patches of snow, but zero snow on the road. The trail was in very good condition. Mostly hard-pack on the ascent, and a bit chunky on some the descent. The red lava rock road descent from the top was SWEET! It did not stay that way the entire length, but that one long portion was worth it.

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