Best Oregon Roadways this Fall

Fall is the perfect time of year to take a road trip through Oregon. 

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

The 172-mile Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway is perfect for a long, peaceful drive. This stunning route runs along the North Umpqua and Rogue Rivers, passing alpine lakes, waterfalls, trailheads, and more.

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is a spectacular road that winds through the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains as well as past miles and miles of wilderness and bucolic countrysides dotted with charming small towns.

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

This gorgeous loop drive will take you on a jaw dropping journey past otherworldly lava fields, emerald green forests, and snow-capped peaks.

Hood River Fruit Loop

One fun day trip is taking a drive along the beloved Hood River Fruit Loop. This bucolic country road passes numerous orchards, farms, and wineries. Pull over here and there to walk around, go to a U-Pick farm, buy fresh produce, and even taste local wines.

Route 101

Running from top to bottom of the western edge of Oregon, Route 101 is the quintessential path for an Oregon Coast road trip. The highway passes countless incredible sights and destinations, including gorgeous beaches, charming towns, rugged cliffs, state parks, and more.

Historic Columbia River Highway

If you’ve never visited the Columbia River Gorge, it’s an absolute must-see. One incredible way to experience it is by taking a long drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway, which dates back over 100 years and ribbons past gorgeous waterfalls, viewpoints, wildflower meadows, and more.

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