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US Route 97 ‘Blewett Pass Highway’

The Blewett Pass Highway was once one of the most heavily-traveled passes in Washington. Although US Route 97 is now the only route to traverse this roadway, US 10 was once routed over Blewett to Wenatchee for the Columbia River crossing. Nowadays, US 10 no longer exists in the West and I-90 is routed southeast, …

Slab Creek Road / Scenic 101

This road isn’t unpaved, but every other indication I’ve seen mentions how overgrown and poorly maintained this road seems to be. The road is listed as originally being a 30’s era section of US 101 that’s been obsoleted by the new road which takes a more direct but steeper route closer to Cascade Head. This …

Quartzville Road / Santiam FS 11

I’ve heard absolutely phenomenal things about this road. Fantastic Cascade mountain vistas, beautiful lakes, a lively rapids-strewn river, and tight twisty bits too. Road Name: Forest Road 11 / Quartzville Rd / N. River Rd Counties: Linn Length: 54 Towns: Lone Star, Sweet Home Streets and Trips file for Quartzville Road (Santiam FS 11) Overview …

Tyee Road / Tyee-Umpqua Road

To get to the south end of Tyee Road, take Oregon 138 west from Interstate 5 and take a left at Fort McKay Road. You’ll travel about 7.5 miles on Fort McKay before you see a sign for Tyee Road. What you’ll find is about 22 miles of sweet riverine sweepers with a nice river-crossing …