Crooked River Gorge of Central Oregon

Be sure to take out time from your rock climbing and hiking at Smith Rock State Park, just south of the Crooked River Gorge, for sightseeing the deepest gorge in Oregon. Peter Skene Ogden Wayside offers a picnic area, a scenic walk along the walls of the gorge, an oppor- tunity to walk across the historic bridge and view the rugged cliff sides of Crooked River Gorge. In a distance of approximately 75 miles traveling on a north south axis, find Crooked River Gorge, Smith Rock, Lava Lands, the High Desert Museum, Lava River Cave, Lava Cast Forest, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and all along the way, the Cascade Mountains, one after the other trailing a path across Oregon.

Forward ~ Bend, Oregon: 3 Sisters from Pilot
Butte State Park.

Back ~ Smith Rock, a beautiful backdrop
to the Crooked River.

USFS: The Deschutes/Ochoco National Forest in Oregon.

The train trestle over the gorge is depicted in the photo. As in many cases when the "west was won," men died. In this instance, it was a battle between railroad magnates who wanted the contract to build this bridge.

Explore Central Oregon: Travel Guide, Map and Scenery.

the crooked river gorge in central oregon, north of bend.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located south of the Crooked River Gorge and Smith Rock State Park. The retreat is near Crater Lake
National Park in south central Oregon.

Travel along the West Cascades National Scenic Byway to Gathering Light ... a retreat: Travel Guide, Map and Scenery: wild and scenic rivers, waterfalls, mountains, hiking trails, old growth forests and more.

Directions to and Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from Gathering Light ... a retreat.

Explore little Known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: Travel Guide, Map and Scenery.

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The elfin tree house at gathering light ... a retreat centrally located for many vacation spots in oregon, near to crater lake national park.

The Elfin "Tree House" Log Cabin (pictured above), at Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.