Hells Canyon Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

It's that time of year again.  Time to start planning that Oregon Road Trip.  Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads.  I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

'A Mile-Deep Gorge and Two-Mile-High Mountains. Oregon's northeast corner has always been wild and untamed. From the unfathomable depths of Hells Canyon to the 10,000-foot peaks of the Wallowas, much of it remains inaccessible. The middle of this incredible drive is usually closed by snow from October through May. And it has just reopened after a damaging mudslide. Wild and untamed as ever.'

Tucked away in Northeastern Oregon, the towns of Joseph and Enterprise are premier small towns for art and culture and are home to member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, art galleries, unique shops and interesting restaurants.

Winter and spring guests will enjoy unencumbered snowmobiling, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing opportunities.  But if it's the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway you'd like to travel now's the time to start planning your summer trip.   A reminder:  The center section of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is seasonal - it usually closes in early November and doesn't open again until May or June depending on the snowpack.  If you're plannind to drive thie entire Byway, check in with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Office at (541)426-4978 or 426-5546 or by visiting their website.


Get to know our State like a local.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

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