Make the McKenzie Connection!

Scenic road has reopened

Hwy 242 debrisMCKENZIE BRIDGE: At 8 a.m. on June 20th, highway crews opened the snowgate for motorized traffic to cross the Old McKenzie Pass.  

The route, first known as Craig’s McKenzie Salt Springs/Deschutes Wagon Road, was completed in 1872. It connected the Willamette Valley with Camp Polk, near what is now Sisters. Learn more history at:

Image: Debris has been cleared from the McKenzie Pass/Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway.


McKenzie River Reflections


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