Elkhorn Scenic Byway Classic

Sumpter, Oregon 97877

Elkhorn Scenic Byway Classic

Elkhorn Scenic Byway Classic Professional Review and Guide

"This strenuous two-day loop tour follows the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, takes you through the majestic forested Elkhorn Mountains of northeast Oregon, and drops into the desert valley surrounding Baker City.

The route then travels along the banks of the scenic Powder River past Phillips Reservoir back to your starting point at Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park. On this tour you’ll be able to explore the Sumpter Dredge at Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park, stay overnight at scenic Anthony Lake, explore the historical buildings in Haines and Baker City, enjoy the dramatic river canyon carved by the Powder River, and go swimming at Phillips Reservoir."

More Elkhorn Scenic Byway Classic Professional Reviews and Guides

"A 106-mile loop to the crest of the Elkhorn Range, past historic mining territory, rivers, and lakes. Elkhorn Drive encircles the southern portion of the Elkhorn Range in the Blue Mountains, passing through country rich in history, geology, and scenery. The paved, two-lane highway is lightly traveled and has frequent scenic and recreational turnouts. Watch for logging trucks.

Special attractions: Narrow-gauge railroad, lakes and rivers, large elk herds, Oregon Trail Regional Museum, historic mining relics, Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area, North Fork John Day Wilderness, Granite “ghost town,” bright autumn foliage, alpine and cross-country skiing, museum in Haines, Bureau of Land Management Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. 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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Oct 2018