The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. These special routes through Eastern Oregon have been recognized as worthy of national attention for their unique beauty. You’ll find Oregon Scenic Byways well maintained, flush with traveller services and well-marked with signs along the way.
The Blue Mountain Scenic Byway is known for its diversity. As you travel the route, enjoy its charming towns, majestic national forests, rocky peaks, and wild rivers. After climbing from the striking Wallowa-Whitman National Forest replete with hiking, snowmobiling, camping, … Continue reading
The Elkhorn Scenic Byway 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains, gold-mining ghost-towns, and along elegant lakes and rivers. You can learn a lot of history here, and also hunt, fish, camp, boat, ski, and hike. 1. Crane Flats … Continue reading
Don’t take our word for it…Watch the video! Click here for the page-turning Brochure: The Journey Leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder … Continue reading
In the High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway you will experience a different side of Oregon as you travel along roads surrounded by juniper and sagebrush. This sparsely populated region takes you through true frontier country, past the dramatic mountain ranges … Continue reading
Uncommonly rich in history, this route tells stories of fortunes made and lost, of Chinese laborers, of towns boomed and busted, of timber, agriculture, and pioneer settlers. It also tells a special story of the earth’s history; of sea beds … Continue reading