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Designation: Oregon State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 68 Miles (113.33 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - You'll be sorely disappointed if you didn't pack a lunch and make the exploration of this route an all-day excursion. The route follows South Myrtle Creek through hills dotted with cattle, sheep, and wild turkeys. The trees are often so dense that they only occasionally let you peek at the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness to the east. The roadsides are painted with wildflowers in spring, and colored leaves in fall. The Milo Covered Bridge is a charming illustration of the many historic buildings along this route. And you must to visit Red Top Pond if you want to do any fishing or picnicking.

Attractions - The Myrtle Creek-Canyonville Tour Route is known for it's historical, natural, recreational and scenic attractions.

Recreation - Recreational activities along Myrtle Creek-Canyonville Tour Route include fishing, picnicking, and visiting historical site. There are many charming and beautiful sights along the way.

Climate - Climate in this region varies with elevation and from east to west. The western portions of this region experience higher precipitation and more moderate temperatures year-round. The eastern end of this region is much more arid, with warmer summer temperatures and colder winter temperatures. The higher elevations receive abundant winter snowfall which stays on the ground until early summer in the high mountains.

Location - This byway is located in Southern Oregon, near the towns of Myrtle Creek and Canyonville. The byway starts in Canyonville and ends at Mill Site Park in Myrtle Creek.

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Additional Information:
Oregon Scenic Byways - Oregon offers a multitude of national, state, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Forest byways. These byways include five National Scenic Byways and three All-American Roads.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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