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Oregon Scenic Byway Road 11

Description:
Mountain vistas on top, Beautiful scenery as you drop down to follow Quartz Cr. to where it dumps into Green Peter Reservoir.
Rating:
 
Hazards:
Sharp, single lane curves. Washouts. Rock and pebbles on roadway.
Places to stop:
Numerous pullouts along the way. Pick any! Very peaceful and remote.
Distance:
Approx. 50 miles
Route:
From Hwy 22 heading east of Salem, turn right 2-1/2 miles past Marion Forks onto 'Straight Cr. Rd' . This turns into Rd 11. Sharp turns, wash outs, but all paved single lane with rocks/pebbles on the roadway in many areas for about 20 of the 50 mi. route. ISOLATED AREA with no cell service so be prepared and forewarned. Road ends at Green Peter Dam Reservoir just East of Sweet Home, Or.
Gas:
Detroit, Or - start / Swee Home, Or - finish
Submitted by:
Roy B on March 22, 2019, 1:51 pm

 

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Oregon Scenic Byway Road 11