McKenzie Pass- Santiam Pass 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 of B&Bs 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 for sharing this information.

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway photo thx to TravelOregon'A Journey Through the Passes. Look both ways while crossing. These two connecting Cascade passes travel among 10,000-foot peaks, over jagged lava flows, along playful rivers, and through old-growth stands in two national forests. This incredible loop can easily be driven in a few hours. Unless, of course, you happen to have your camera, hiking boots, fishing pole or tent in the car.

Lava fields, snowcapped peaks and rushing rivers mark this 82-mile loop around two of central Oregon's Cascade Mountain passes.'  Consider making this a two, or three, day trip.  You can begin your trek on the West Cascades Scenic Byway, taking your time, enjoying the fall colors, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Bywaylush forests, before shooting off onto the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway Loop.  Begin your journey after a hearthy Northwest Breakfast at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Portland area, travel south toward Central Oregon then finish up in Eugene or Cottage Grove.  Make your plans soon as sections of this Scenic Byway are closed during the winter months.

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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