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."