Oregon Scenic Byways

Click on the numbered icons on the map for information about Oregon's beautiful scenic byways, or scroll through the list below the map.

Map showing locations of scenic byways The Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway The West Cascades Scenic Byway The McKenzie Pass Santiam Pass Scenic Byway The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway The Outback Scenic Byway The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway The Blue Mountains Scenic Byway The Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway The High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway The Over the Rivers & Through the Woods Scenic Byway The Silver Falls Tour Route The Grande Tour Route The  East Steens Tour Route The Steens Loop Tour Route The Diamond Loop Tour Route The Myrtle Creek - Canyonville Tour Route The Cow Creek Tour Route The Charleston to Bandon Tour Route The Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route

Oregon's two major interstates connect our largest cities to each other and our neighboring states. But despite the diverse and dramatic scenery that's revealed along each one, you simply can't appreciate Oregon from the fast lane of the freeway. So take a few hours (or a few days) and explore some of our roads less traveled. They can escort you along a rollicking river or a rugged coastline. They can guide you to the base of a majestic peak or the edge of a massive canyon. Granted, these routes may not offer the fastest ways to get around Oregon. Yet whichever one you happen to be on, you're sure to get quite a rush.

Two of Oregon's Scenic Byways have been honored as All-American Roads, placing them among a handful of the most treasured routes in the country. Four others have been designated National Scenic Byways for their outstanding qualities. These and six more Oregon Scenic Byways are clearly marked with signs along the routes. In addition to these twelve byways, there are four Tour Routes, rural roads that have been selected for their unique regional appeal. Many of the byways and tour routes travel through remote areas where gas stations are few and far between. So "fill'er up" when you have the chance. Since road and weather conditions can be hazardous, especially at higher elevations, we urge you to check this website for road and weather conditions before heading out.

Oregon Scenic Byways

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Byways

1

The Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway
Long live the "King of Roads."

2

The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
A mile-deep gorge and two-mile-high mountains.

3

The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
A national park, a national symbol, a natural treasure.

4

The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Wind, waves and a long, winding road.

5

The West Cascades Scenic Byway
A scenic alternative to the freeway.

6

The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
A journey through the passes.

7

The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Sparkling lakes, snowcapped peaks, and unique volcanic strata combine to make this 66-mile Byway a true national treasure.

8

The Outback Scenic Byway
The sounds - and colors - of silence.

9

The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway
Two raging rivers run through it.

10

The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
Put your car in drive and your sense of time in reverse.

11

The Blue Mountains Scenic Byway
Back through fascinating history. Up through incredible scenery.

12

The Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway 
Gold is not all that glitters in these parts.

13

The High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway

14

The Over the Rivers & Through the Woods Scenic Byway

15

The Silver Falls Tour Route

16

The Grande Tour Route

17

The East Steens Tour Route

18

The Steens Loop Tour Route

19

The Diamond Loop Tour Route

20

The Myrtle Creek - Canyonville Tour Route

21

The Cow Creek Tour Route

22

The Charleston to Bandon Tour Route

23

The Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route