America's Scenic Byways

Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway

43 miles - Allow 1-2 hours to drive the byway.

Meander past scenic bluffs, juniper trees and the blue-green waters of the Lower Crooked River as you drive on the Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway. Canyon walls along the byway extend vertically in several places, adding to the scenic diversity of the area.

Cross into the hilly sections of Oregon's high sagebrush desert, follow a striking river canyon and catch glimpses of the blue-green waters of the Lower Crooked River. Many recreational opportunities await your discovery along the road, such as the bumpy edges of volcanic basalt that crisscrosses many parts of the area. Hunt and fish in this canyon country as the Native Americans once did centuries ago.

Traversing rugged landscape that is nearly as untouched as it was a century ago, the Lower Crooked River Scenic Byway is a visual treat to all visitors.

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