As part of one of the largest Scenic Byway programs in the United States, Oregon’s designated Scenic Byways and All-American Roads showcase the state’s grandeur, diverse landscapes, and astounding beauty. Unique to Oregon, the state also has a collection of Tour Routes that take you into the backcountry and on the road less traveled throughout the state. Including such natural landmarks as Hells Canyon, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, scenic drives take you from high desert to snowcapped peaks and into verdant valleys.
Byways traverse the length of Oregon’s Pacific coast, through the majestic Cascade Mountains and across several winding rivers. Explore the Historic Columbia River Highway, once heralded as the most beautiful road in the United States with dozens of waterfalls and scenic vistas from high up on the cliffs.
Peer into the deepest canyon in North America (over 1,000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon) on the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. In addition to connecting a change of volcanos in Northern California and Oregon, called the Ring of Fire, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway lets you circle the 33-mile rim of the deep, beautiful, blue Crater Lake. Enjoy them all as you explore this wonderful collection of astounding roads.