A 172-mile route through rural, forested, and mountainous terrain on the west side of the Cascade Mountains. The Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway travels through the west side of the Cascades, a region of forests, volcanoes, and rushing streams. The two-lane highways are paved and being upgraded during the 1990s until the entire highway has wide shoulders and frequent turnouts. Traffic is generally moderate in summertime and light the remainder of the year. Watch out for logging trucks during the week.
Special attractions: Wild and Scenic Upper Rogue and North Umpqua rivers, Diamond Lake Recreation Area, Crater Lake National Park, four wilderness areas, geologic formations, spectacular vistas, fishing, hiking, camping, and winter sports. 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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