Frenchglen is located in southeast Oregon,
Harney County, near Steens Mountain. It is about
60 miles near Burns. Frenchglen was named after
Pete French and Dr. Hugh Glenn who was Pete
French's father-in-law. The "P" Ranch was
established in 1872 as the headquarters for
French-Glenn Livestock Co. Pete French owned
150,000 acres at the base of the Steens
Mountain, in what is now known as the Frenchglen
Valley. He was unarmed when allegedly shot and
killed by Ed Oliver on December 26, 1897 over a
Frenchglen is a very small town. It consists of the historic Frenchglen Hotel, offering meals and lively conversation, Frenchglen Mercantile for ice, gas, snacks, local information and collectables and another ten buildings that make up the rest of the town.
Points of interest: Frenchglen Hotel, Steens Mountain Loop Drive, Wild Horses, and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Steens Mountain Packers, a guide service located near Frenchglen, offer pack trips, trail rides, helicopter tours, and the annual Steens Mountain Rim Run.