Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway

Prineville, Oregon

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A 43-mile Type I byway through the scenic Lower Crooked River canyon and across a high desert in central Oregon. The Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway follows a spectacular river canyon alongside the Wild and Scenic Crooked River and crosses hilly sections of Oregon’s high sagebrush desert. The Type I byway offers excellent fishing, magnificent views, quiet camping, and a chance to explore some of Oregon’s best BLM lands. Special Attractions: Wild and Scenic Crooked River, trout fishing, hiking, camping, scenic views, wildlife. 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.
Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

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Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

A 43-mile Type I byway through the scenic Lower Crooked River canyon and across a high desert in central Oregon. The Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway follows a spectacular river canyon alongside the Wild and Scenic Crooked River and crosses hilly sections of Oregon’s high sagebrush desert. The Type I byway offers excellent fishing, magnificent views, quiet camping, and a chance to explore some of Oregon’s best BLM lands.

Special Attractions: Wild and Scenic Crooked River, trout fishing, hiking, camping, scenic views, wildlife. 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.

©  Stewart M. Green/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Prineville
Distance: 43
Season: Year-round, although the gravel portion may be muddy after snow
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway

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