Elkins Gem store, which has been there since 1958, offers everything from finished bookends made of petrified wood, to earrings, to free advice and maps of the area.
The towering Cascade Mountains provide the backdrop for this scenic drive and offer fabulous hiking and challenging rock climbing. Wind your way along the Byway as it climbs into the Deschutes National Forest where fishing, hiking, rafting, and other outdoor sports are plentiful.
Discover the highest concentration of snowcapped volcanoes (and associated glaciers) in the lower 48 states when you drive the the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway! Enjoy the breathtaking sight of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters, along with their waterfalls, towering gloriously above the route.
Take this 220-mile scenic alternative route between Portland and Eugene and discover some of the best "up-close and personal" views of thundering waterfalls, lush ancient forests, rushing whitewater and cool, placid lakes.
Length: 218.43 miles / 349.5 km
Time to Allow: Allow about 8 hours to tour this Byway.
Length: 130 miles / 208.0 km
Time to Allow: 3 hours to 3 days
Fees: You must always pay to camp. Fees range.
Length: 106 miles / 169.6 km
Time to Allow: 5-7 hours
Fees: A few museums charge fees. So do some campgrounds.
Length: 80 miles / 128.0 km
Time to Allow: 4 to 5 hours
Fees: Some fees may be charged at some attractions.
Length: 55 miles / 88.0 km
Time to Allow: 90 mins, minimum. All day is reccommended.
Fees: Some state park and attractions charge fees.