McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayOregon

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  • McKenzie Ranger Station

    Visitors stand outside the impressive facade of the McKenzie Ranger Station.

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  • Trekking the Trail on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Visitors enjoy a fenced trail near the Cycling the Pass stop on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • McKenzie Ranger Station

    Visitors stand outside the impressive facade of the McKenzie Ranger Station.

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  • Side View of the McKenzie Ranger Station

    Steep gables and log columns characterize the McKenzie Ranger Station on SR-126.

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  • Interior of the McKenzie Ranger Station

    Banded columns of wood decorate both the interior and exterior of the McKenzie Ranger Station.

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  • Interpretive Mural inside Visitor Center on the Cycling the Pass on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    This interpretive mural fills a covered area and provides plenty of information in an attractive display.

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  • Interpretive Mural on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    This interpretive mural fills a covered area and provides plenty of information in an attractive display on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • A Waterfall on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Visitors can visit three Falls areas on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Pathway in the Forest on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Well-designed paths blend into the landscape but provide convenience to the visitor.

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  • Winding Through Lava on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    A two-lane road curves around tall hills of lava rocks.

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  • Cycling the Pass on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    A cyclists pushes up a hill, past large lava rock formations.

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  • Polarizing Landscapes in Oregon

    Forest growth comes to a halt at the jagged line of lava rock.

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  • Cycling the Pass on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    A cyclists pushes up a hill, past large lava rock formations.

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  • Touring the Trail to Dee Wright Observatory in Oregon

    Visitors take a trail to the Dee Wright Observatory and pass over a landscape of lava rocks.

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  • Touring the Trail to Dee Wright Observatory in Oregon

    Visitors take a trail to the Dee Wright Observatory and pass over a landscape of lava rocks.

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  • Landscape of Lava in Oregon

    The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway traverses an otherworldly landscape of lava rocks.

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  • Almost There on McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Two cyclists press on up a hill towards a rest area and overlook.

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  • Interpretive Mural: Journey Through a Land of Contrasts

    This interpretive mural fills a covered area and provides plenty of information in an attractive display on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Interpretive Mural: Journey Through a Land of Contrasts

    This interpretive mural fills a covered area and provides plenty of information in an attractive display on the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Belknap Crater From McKenzie Pass.

    Smooth hills and ashy fields are seen at Belknap Cater.

  • North Sister From McKenzie Pass.

    From McKenzie Pass is a stunning view of the snow covered hills of North Sister.

  • West of McKenzie Pass

    A curving road shows a peek of the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway west of McKenzie Pass.

  • McKenzie-Santiam Pass

    Fields stretch to either side of the road to McKenzie-Santiam Pass.

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  • Falls on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    A viewing area helps visitors get close to one of the falls on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Covered Interpretive Area

    Visitors fill a covered interpretive area on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Covered Interpretive Area

    Visitors fill a covered interpretive area on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Covered Interpretive Structure

    Visitors fill a covered interpretive area on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Covered Interpretive Area on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Visitors fill a covered interpretive area on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Mt. Washington from McKenzie Pass.

    Mt. Washington looms beyond the volcanic fields at McKenzie Pass.

  • McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    Forested hills loom in the disance along the road curving through the mountains on the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • The Koosah Falls

    This view of the Koosah Falls can be seen from the Waterfall Loop Trail.

  • North and Middle Sister Seen from McKenzie Pass

    This view of snow-crowned North and Middle Sister can be seen from McKenzie Pass.

  • Belknap Crater

    Bunches of red flowers grow along the bottom edges of Belknap Crater.

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  • Natural Outlooks

    Stone steps carved into the side of the rocks lead up into Dee Wright Observatory.

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  • Guarding the Road

    The green spires of the evergreens line the eastbound route of McKenzie Pass-Santiam-Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Tree Covered Summit

    A sign in front of McKenzie shows how high the summit really is.

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  • Rich Earth of the Sisters

    A brief red tint can be seen in the obsidian slopes of the North and Middle Sisters.

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  • Sahalie Falls

    Sahalie Falls flows over moss-covered gray rocks in a verdant forest.