Oregon Outback Scenic Byway Professional Review and Guide
"A 325-mile signed loop through forested mountains, high desert, and rimrock hills. While elevations range from 4,000 to over 5,500 feet, most roads are flat and straight, with gradual climbs and long curves. From its beginnings on the Silver Lake Highway, the route travels through farmland and marshes, into forested mountains and by buttes, then descends to sagebrush and grasslands near Silver Lake. Between Silver Lake and Valley Falls, it roughly follows John C. Fremont’s route by staying on lowlands in the shadow of Winter Rim while traveling by desert, dead lakes, and huge corporate cattle ranches. The return west from Lakeview is through sparse forests in high mountain passes, pasturelands, and thick forest near Chiloquin. Special attractions: Klamath Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Rock, Summer Lake Wildlife Area, Abert Rim, Reservoir Lakes, two national forests, Collier Memorial State Park, Winter recreation, fishing, hunting, and hang gliding. 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."