McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
National Forest: Deschutes National Forest, Willamette National Forest
Length: 82.0 mi / 132.0 km
Time to Allow: Take two hours to drive the byway or five hours to stop at places along the way.
Experience dramatic views of the snowcapped High Cascade Peaks. The panorama of lava fields and six Cascade peaks is made more striking by the contrast between the black lava and white snow. The mountains are mirrored in crystal-clear lakes, and the byway passes beautiful waterfalls, including Sahalie and Koosah Falls.
The word "epic" gets thrown around a lot these days, but the Pacific Crest Trail earns the distinction. Learn a new reckoning for time and distance while making the 2,650-mile journey through twenty-four national parks, thirty-three wildernesses, and six out of the seven climate zones in North America.
Discover the highest concentration of snowcapped volcanoes and associated glaciers in the lower 48 states when you drive the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway. Enjoy the overwhelming sight of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters. Towering gloriously above the route are the Proxy, Sahalie, and Koosah Falls.
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1-Day Trip: Tour of McKenzie-Santiam Scenic Byway
Full of beautiful forests and dazzling waterfalls, the McKenzie-Santiam Scenic Byway Tour will treat you will the stunning beauty of the Three...