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Crooked River Scenic Drive

Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Go see this!

We were in awe as we drove all the way through down to Hwy 20. The rock formations and lava flows... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruch, Oregon
Amazing, DO NOT MISS, clear #1

I read the reviews and still was not prepared for how great this drive was, unbelievably gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grover R
Pensacola, Florida
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2 days ago
“Go see this!”
4 weeks ago
“Amazing, DO NOT MISS, clear #1”
Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in awe as we drove all the way through down to Hwy 20. The rock formations and lava flows are a must see. I cannot say enough about this area and few people know about it, it won't be crowded.

Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the reviews and still was not prepared for how great this drive was, unbelievably gorgeous views. I did not think anything could top the 26/97 drive to Bend with the Cascades in the background, but this is the best drive in the area,...More

2  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

What a nice hidden gem near Prineville... Many small on the river campgrounds door the road South of town... All BLM so they are camping like it used to be before the behemoth RVs roll in... Go visit...

2  Thank Don H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very scenic road with lots of curves, towering cliffs, the river, and general central Oregon high desert charm. Lots of places to stop, some places to camp, and great access for those wanting to fish or view wild life.

2  Thank Ruger_LC9
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were able to stop at several sites along the way to take pictures. Saw lots of deer. Not a lot of traffic in Nov. It was great!

2  Thank Lori E
Reviewed 29 January 2017

About 4 miles out of Prineville going towards Bowman Dam you get into the canyon and it is amazing. I have taken hundreds of pictures of this canyon and I have not been able to do it justice. It is a windy little paved road...More

2  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We decided to travel back to Bend from Prineville along this route and we were amazed at the scenery. We expected a little road travelling through desert-like terrain and we found unique cliffs and rock formations, a quiet river and some areas to pull off...More

2  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Incredible views everywhere! So well kept, repaired, no litter. It's like being in another world all of your own!

2  Thank Sunnylois S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The views are great and there are several places to camp and fly fish really near the river that are calling us. But of course it's right in our back yard, so we haven't availed ourselves of those pleasures...yet! There are a few spots that...More

1  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 22 August 2016

One of our favorite local motorcycle rides. Very scenic, follows the Crooked River for the majority of the drive with plenty of camping available.

2  Thank mjbiker
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can you raft on the river?
3 June 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
You can but you would have to time your trip to a water release. The Crooked River flow is controlled by the local water district at Bowman Dam. If your looking for a good raft trip on a specific date try somewhere else but... More