America's Scenic Byways

Lakeview to Steens Mountain Back Country Byway

90 miles - Allow 2-3 hours to drive the byway.

Take the opportunity to view waterfowl in the Warner Wetlands or the spectacular geologic escarpment at Hart Mountain and the National Antelope Refuge. Providing striking views of the high desert area west of Steens Mountain, it gives you a wide view of what other activities await you.

Spend a day 'on the range' to see what pioneers and cowboys saw a century ago—the region is home to a number of deer, bighorn sheep and antelope. Other chances to experience and learn about history can be found at the Oregon Central Military Road, the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Site at the basis of Hart Mountain and prehistoric cultural resources along the byway.

Take full advantage of the outdoors and variety of landscape by hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing or simply sightsee—there is plenty of wildlife to watch and take pictures of; making your trip to the southern portion of Oregon an enjoyable one.