Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

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  • Autumn Reflections on the North Umpqua River

    Vibrant autumn color reflects on the pools of the North Umpqua River where beauty is abundant year-round. Pools intermingle with rapids and riffles creating opportunities to watch migrating fish seasonally leap through the fast water stretches and glide effortlessly in the pools.

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  • Autumn at Susan Creek Recreation Area

    Located in the heart of the Western Oregon Cascade Mountains, this recreation site is one of the most accessible sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management for people with disabilities . Travel is enjoyable in any season and frequent mist creates captivating views.

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  • Fall Creek Falls

    A National Recreation Trail passes through a narrow bedrock crevice and lush vegetation for one mile to reach this double falls with tiers of 35 and 50 feet. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway features fifteen waterfalls along its 172-mile route.

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  • Historic Mott Bridge

    The Mott Bridge, built in 1935-36 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is an Oregon Civil Engineering Historic Landmark. This three-spandral arch bridge is the only surviving example of three such structures built at that time in the Pacific Northwest. It provides access to the 79-mile North Umpqua Trail and an interpretive information kiosk across the river from State Highway 138.

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  • Upper Rogue National Wild & Scenic River

    Autumn colors grace the Upper Rogue National Wild & Scenic River at Riverbridge Campground on the Rogue River National Forest.

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  • Rabbit Ears in Oregon

    These jagged peaks in the Rogue River National Forest are a remnant of the core of an ancient volcano.

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  • An Idyllic Backdrop at the Woodruff Bridge

    Trees frame a small pond as water rushes over the rocks along the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

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  • Watching the Rushing Waters

    A group of visitors pause at the Colliding Rivers Overlook to view the swiftly flowing waters of the rivers below.

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  • Boating on the Lake

    A black and white photo portrays the quiet beauty of Diamond Lake.

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  • Snow-Covered Pine

    Snowfall rests on a pine bough.

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  • A Line of Jaguars

    Jaguars of a variety of colors and styles line up for perusal.

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  • Rushing Waters at Natural Bridge

    Moss-covered rocks line the white waters at Natural Bridge.

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  • Moss-Covered Rocks at Whitehorse

    Twin casacdes of water stream gently into the calm waters below lichen-covered walls.

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  • Crater Lake National Park

    Light shimmers on the deep blue waters of Crater Lake.

  • A Curve along the Rogue Umpqua National Scenic Byway

    A bend in Rogue Umpqua National Scenic Byway takes you through deep green trees along the North Umpqua River.

  • Fly Fishing Spots on North Umpqua River

    Fishing holes abound along this stretch of the North Umpqua River, enticing anglers for a relaxing afternoon of fly fishing.

  • Upper Rogue Gorge

    See the Rogue River carve its way through narrow basalt canyons and lava tubes at two geologic interpretive sites less than one mile apart. The rushing river cuts through 1.25 million year old hardened lava flows, forming natural bridges and gorges. "First you see it, then you don't."

  • Fish Tanks at Cole M. Rivers Fish Hatchery

    Large circular tanks dot the foreground at the Cole M. Rivers Fish Hatchery at Lost Creek Dam.

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  • Fishing the Rogue River at Casey Recreation Area

    A fisherman casts his line in the shallows of the majestic Rogue River.

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  • Gold Hill Museum

    Red-painted banisters and white trim highlight the small frame house that houses the Gold Hill Historical Society Museum.

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  • Paddling on the Rogue River by Gold Hill

    Three boats drift lazily down a calmer stretch of the Rogue River by the town of Gold Hill.

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