Oregon Outback Scenic Byway -
Solitude awaits you on this adventure through Oregon’s high desert. Enjoy the play of light on the rocks, the smell of sagebrush, and the sounds of silence.
The Outback Scenic Byway takes you through a slice of the Great Basin Region, capturing the landscape’s diversity, and the rugged independence of the people who’ve honed a living from the land. The Outback is “isolated rural country,” and this area of Oregon is indeed that. As you push south along the Byway, lush green forests in the shadow of the Cascades are replaced by sagebrush and rock formations. It’s an austere landscape, rich in detail upon closer examination. The lakes along the Byway—important resting spots for waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway—provide a visual oasis amidst this arid country.
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