Monday, March 30, 2015

Driving through Oregon's Ukiah-Dale Scenic Corridor

Ukiah-Dale Scenic Corridor
Eastern Oregon isn’t all sagebrush and grain fields. It’s lush forests and bubbling rivers such as can be found in the Ukiah-Dale Scenic Corridor.

This scenic drive takes motorists through forests ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and larch. This section of U.S. Highway395, which stretches from Canada to Mexico, is curvy as it goes through the mountains, alongside the north fork of the John Day River. Near the Ukiah end of the corridor, there’s a 27-site campground.

The river offers excellent fishing for trout, salmon and steelhead, while a nearby wildlife area offers plenty of opportunity for elk hunters.

The corridor is administered by the Oregon Department of Parks.

North fork of John Day River