Historic Columbia River Highway


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Historic Columbia River Highway

Address:c/o Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association
PO Box 271
North Bonneville, WA 98639

Phone:800-984-6743
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2141/ Description:With scenery that includes the Columbia River, cascading waterfalls and deep gorges, this was the first scenic highway in the United States to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Points of interest include Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the US and the most visited natural site in Oregon, as well as Bridal Veil Falls, Chanticleer Point, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Ainsworth State Park. The Vista House at Crown Point serves as a memorial to Oregon's pioneers. During the spring, the Oneonta Gorge area erupts into magnificent wildflower displays, including many plants that only exist in this area.
Legth: 70 miles. Start/Endpoint: Paralleling the Columbia River, byway includes two separate sections: from Troutdale to Dodson and from Mosier to The Dalles. Time to Allow: 2 hours. Designation/Year: All-American Road (1998).

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That highway is a wonderful engineering marvel that attracts a lot of tourists and visitors," says Larry Olson, a district manager in ODOT's Region 1, who leads maintenance operations on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
In fact, ODOT currently is working with the Western Federal Lands Highway Division to design and deliver several more projects along the Historic Columbia River Highway in the coming years.
It becomes a circular route when the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway/All-American Road is included in the trip.
Merit Award: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Oregon

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