Dee Wright Observatory

  • Address:
    Hwy 242 (At the summit of McKenzie Pass on Hwy 242)
    McKenzie Bridge OR 94713
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In the midst of a barren lava landscape discover this memorable monument. This historic observatory, built of lava rock, offers stunning panoramic views of Cascade Mountain peaks. There are interpretive panels, a half-mile (0.8 km) paved trail through lava flows, and a wheelchair accessible trail up into the observatory. Hwy 242 access to the Dee Wright Observatory typically closes to vehicles between November and June depending on snow conditions.