Tuesday, August 5, 2008

America's Finest Scenic ByWays


We know that high gas prices have recently given driving tours a bum rap. Nevertheless, southern Oregon boasts some of the most unique scenic byways in the nation. So if you are willing to spend a bit on petro, you will be rewarded with remote, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife viewing, and even an out-of-the-way living museum or two.

There's the "Volcanic Legacy" scenic byway--designated nationally by America's All-American Road organization as one of the nation's finest. This road route takes riders past Crater Lake, Fort Klamath, upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Klamath Fall's Favell Museum's impressive collection of Indian artifacts, and the Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The tour ends at the Francis S. Landrum Historic Wayside, which commemorates the Applegate Emigrant Trail--the southern arm of the Oregon Trail.

Look for upcoming blogs that detail two other famous southern Oregon national scenic byways: the Rogue-Umpqua and the Outback.

You can secure a FREE touring map for these three unique southern Oregon jewels by calling our office at 1-800-214-0579 or emailing us at: fun@whitewaterwarehouse.com