TOP 10 SCENIC LOCATIONS IN OREGON
When thinking about Oregon a lot of things come to mind such as the many national parks or perhaps the effortlessly cool city of Portland or even the beautiful ocean shores that naturally cut into the coast. No matter what comes to mind it is easy to see why Oregon is becoming an increasingly important tour destination each year. With so much to do sorting through the many options is not only time consuming but can also be overwhelming. This list offers a comprehensive guide to some of Oregon’s most beautiful sites, helping you find the best options for you.
Crater Lake National Park
Haystack Rock Cannon Beach
Smith Rock Bend
Oregon is made for adventurers. One of the best places to kick off any adventure is at Smith Rock Bend at Smith Rock State Park. Located in the middle of Oregon’s High Desert this state park is filled with towering geological wonders. Climbers of all skill levels will fall in love with Oregon as they scale their way up the rocks to the show-stopping summits. Smith Rock Bend is a great place not only to climb but also to hike around and observe nature that feels almost alien. Also be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the famous Monkey Face! Smith Rock Bend is must-stop for any visitor to Oregon and makes a great place for those traveling with pets.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Located in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are the Painted Hills. The Painted Hills are an aptly named cluster of stripped mounts that seem to have colors spray painted onto them. The stripes alternate mostly between yellow, green, and terracotta red. The stripes seem to be almost like stretch-marks that sprung up as the hills formed over the millennia.
Silver Falls State Park
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Mt. Hood National Forest
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