Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

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  • South Sister and Sparks Lake

    South Sister provides a snow-covered backdrop to Sparks Lake.

  • Cultus Lake

    Cultus Lake is one of the many beautiful lakes found on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Mt. Bachelor

    The snow-covered peaks of Mt. Bachelor rise above the Deschutes National Forest on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Red Cinder Cone

    The red cinder cone is a startling contrast to the almost pastel blues and greens surrounding the area.

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  • Mt. Bachelor in July

    Even in the middle of summer, the top of Mt. Bachelor is covered in snow.

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  • Sparks Lake

    From this angle, the unique nature of Sparks Lake is clearly visible.

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  • Pathway to Sparks Lake

    Snow dots the rich earth parthway that leads down to Sparks Lake.

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  • Interpretive Site at Sparks Meadow

    A visitor to the byway pauses to check out the information at Sparks Meadow.

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  • Wildflowers at Sparks Meadow

    Purple wildflowers sweep over the ground, dotting the green grass of the meadow.

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  • Forested Hills and Purple Flowers

    Evergreens surround the lush meadow, providing a shady area for those that visit.

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  • Lava Rock Cliffs

    Lava Rock Cliffs rise sharply alongside the road leading into Todd Lake.

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  • The Rocky Shore along Cultus Lake

    Cultus Lake sits nestled among the trees of the Deschutes National Forest.

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  • Lava Lake

    A glimmer of Lava Lake can be seen with South Sister and Broken Top Mountains in the background.

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  • Devil's Garden

    Devil's Garden, and other huge mountains of lava rock line portions of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Devil's Lake

    Devil's Lake is one of the many lakes nestled among the trees along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Dutchman Flat

    In summer, Dutchman Flat appears as a barren desert surrounded by the lush green foliage on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Elk Lake

    Elk Lake can be seen through the trees on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Lava Lake

    Magnificent Mt. Bachelor rises behind Lava Lake on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

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  • Dark Grey Rocks Swirled with Red

    Tilted layers of rock provide a swirled effect of grays, browns and reds.

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  • Broken Top and Evergreens

    Broken Top provides a misty backdrop to the lush green valley below.

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  • Broken Top

    Snow covers the ridges of Broken Top in sporadic patches, showing signs of the warmer weather coming along the Cascade Lakes.

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  • Todd Lake

    Peeking through the thick stretch of dark evergreens is Todd Lake, with Broken Top standing majestically in the background.

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  • Broken Top

    Looking like a sea of green water, trees sweep out across the landscape.

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  • Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway from Mt. Bachelor

    The top of Mt. Bachelor provides a sweeping view of the valley and the Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway below.

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  • Forested Slopes Along the Road

    Gently rolling hills and forested hills encompass the Byway, as seen from the snow-touched slopes of Mt. Bachelor.

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  • Biking on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

    The tall spires of the pine trees seemingly dwarf those who walk or bike along the trails next to them.

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  • Sparks Meadow

    In the distance, Mt. Bachelor makes a daunting figure in the wide greenery of Sparks Meadow.

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  • Red Rocks and Verdant Valleys

    High above the valley, a vivid red rock mountainside stands out against the gentle blues of the mountainous horizon.

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  • A Desert Landscape

    Stunted trees and a rock-strewn ground lends a wild western air to this stretch of Broken Top Mountain.

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  • Sky Blue Waters and Snow Covered Slopes

    Gentle slopes lead down to calm blue waters surrounded by rock, earth and snow.

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  • A Byway Surrounded by Mountains and Lakes

    The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway traverses a road filled with scenic wonder.

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