Ashland, Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake

Ashland, Oregon

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A 48.8-mile loop past three man-made lakes into the southern Oregon Cascade mountains and through the Bear Creek Valley. As the drive leaves the Bear Creek Valley at about 1,900 feet elevation, it climbs through forested ridges to over 5,000 feet in thirteen miles. Turning south, it continues through a forested highland prairie by two mountain lake resorts. The return is through a magnificent, but steep canyon, and along the shores of Emigrant Lake. Expect heavy traffic on weekends. Special attractions: Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake resorts, Emigrant Lake, rugged mountain and valley scenery, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, and an historic highway. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Ashland, Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A 48.8-mile loop past three man-made lakes into the southern Oregon Cascade mountains and through the Bear Creek Valley. As the drive leaves the Bear Creek Valley at about 1,900 feet elevation, it climbs through forested ridges to over 5,000 feet in thirteen miles. Turning south, it continues through a forested highland prairie by two mountain lake resorts.

The return is through a magnificent, but steep canyon, and along the shores of Emigrant Lake. Expect heavy traffic on weekends. Special attractions: Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake resorts, Emigrant Lake, rugged mountain and valley scenery, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, and an historic highway. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Ashland
Distance: 48.8
Season: Year-round, with possible road closures in winter
Local Contacts: Ashland Chamber of Commerce
Driving Directions: Directions to Ashland, Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake

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8/16/2006
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Not very scenic,but you do get to see some of the lakes in the area. Probably the least interesting drive I've found on Trails.com



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