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Wonderful Sights!!

We had a wonderful time driving this loop. I have lived in Oregon my whole life and have never had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie H
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Great Views and Ride

I wasn’t sure if the road would be open or if the drive would be worth it. Once we got to the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
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Eighty-two-mile scenic byway offering the best foliage in the state.
Sisters, OR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time driving this loop. I have lived in Oregon my whole life and have never had the joy of driving this road. It was fabulous. Breathtaking views and sheer cliffs woven with tall trees. Make sure the road is open as...More

1  Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw some beautiful Sites. Colors changing on the Vine maples among the rocks. Great place to pick up the PCT. my first time through this part of OR. Well worth the drive

1  Thank William H
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure if the road would be open or if the drive would be worth it. Once we got to the narrow road section it was definitely worth it. Even better was the overlook and reading the history along with seeing the lava.

Thank N_Racing56
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the byway on recommendation of visitors center. Glad we decided to go. It provides great views of lava flows, previous forest fires, lush forest, water falls lakes.

Thank Lelia G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

One of the most amazingly beautiful and educational 36 miles of highway I have ever traveled. From spectacular mountain views and miles of lava rock formations.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Incredible bike ride from sisters to Belnap. Spectacular scenery throughout, especially near the top with winding roads carved through the lava fields leading to the obsevatory. The decent to Belnap even more spectacular with Formula 1 hairpins through the Ponderosa Pines and the monarch butterfly...More

Thank joneo
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Very nice place, a bit dificult to drive thry during winter storm but its worth doing it. Amazing place

Thank Rolando M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Oregon road info said it was open, but 7 miles up from Sisters it was closed with danger signs. We went back and around to Santiam pass to take a great walk along the falls

1  Thank john g
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Ever changing shades of green speckled with wildflowers. Lava flows appearing out of nowhere and disappearing again as you drive along. Majestic snow topped mountains and rugged terrain makes this a great ride. Net-Net: Worth the trip from Eugene to Sisters.

2  Thank Mr_Firestone
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see scenic loop. Absolutely the most beautiful part of a very beautiful state. Snow capped mountains, fast flowing rivers. Rugged ancient lava flows.

1  Thank Karen B
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Sara S
August 10, 2018|
Response from Melanie H | Reviewed this property |
It depends on conditions (early snow, wildfires etc) and closes at a different date every year. I would check the route on the tripcheck website. Or visit the ODOT website.
gail j
July 13, 2018|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is, but check ODOT Tripcheck site to confirm.
Brady S
June 5, 2018|
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Response from cydog54 | Reviewed this property |
You have to contact odot. To find out when the road opens. It varies based on snow levels and the type of road work that they might be doing. I say this because each year is different.