Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Umpqua National Forest
2900 Stewart Pkwy
Roseburg, OR 97470

Phone:541-672-6601
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/ Description:Commonly known as the "highway of waterfalls," byway features diverse river and mountain terrain, including rolling oak-covered hills, coniferous forests, inter-canyon lava flows, and whitewater rapids. About 18 miles east of Roseburg, the North Umpqua River crashes into the Little River at Colliding Rivers, one of the few places in the world where two rivers meet head-on. Park visitors can enjoy whitewater thrills and outstanding steelhead runs on the North Umpqua River as it tumbles through the Umpqua National Forest. Other areas of interest include Diamond Lake, near the base of 9,182-foot Mount Thielsen, which is located near the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park; and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which passes near the byway in Diamond Lake Recreation Area.
Legth: 172 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway runs from Roseburg, east on SR 138, then south/southwest on SR 230 and SR 62 to SR 234 just before Gold Hill, where the Byway ends. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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Army Corps of Engineers, is on the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway (Highway 62) just below Lost Creek Lake.
Not to be confused with the much longer Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, which runs from Gold Hill in Southern Oregon northeast nearly to Crater Lake and then west through Glide to Roseburg, the newer Umpqua River Scenic Byway is the first and so far only official scenic byway between the Interstate 5 freeway and coastal Highway 101.