McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway

 

HWY 242 open to vehicles up to Alder Springs Campground due to early snow melt. Not yet plowed for cycling. Opens fully in June. This 82-mile (131 km) loop drive takes travelers on a tour of natural scenic wonders around the Mt. Washington Wilderness area. At one end, the historic McKenzie Pass meanders past Proxy Falls, ancient lava beds, and mountain vistas to the town of Sisters. Travelers can easily access Suttle Lake, Clear Lake, Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls, and the McKenzie River.