A 93-mile highway through the alpine lakes and mountains of the Cascade Range. Set in the heart of the towering Cascade Range, the scenic byway traverses the mountains past alpine lakes, forests, and wilderness areas. The two-lane highway is paved and has numerous turnouts for scenic and recreational opportunities. Traffic can be heavy on holidays and weekends, but there is little congestion unless a special event is being held. The byway is also a popular bicycle route.
Special attractions: Rugged mountains, alpine lakes, hiking, skiing, camping, Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Lava Butte Geological Area. 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.
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