171 mi (275 km) 3 to 4 hours The Outback is characterized by changing environments. Visitors will enjoy
old growth ponderosa and lodgepole pine stands, sagebrush steppe, wetlands, and other high desert ecosystems.
The sweeping views of Winter and Abert Rims are two of the most striking scenic features along the byway.
Bald eagles, American peregrine falcon, western snowy plovers, greater sand hill cranes, and trumpeter
swans can be seen in Summer Lake State Wildlife Area. Other sites include Fort Rock (a volcanic marr formation)
and Picture Rock Pass. Contact: Lake County Chamber of Commerce 541-947-6040.
Driving Conditions ::
US97 at La Pine Road Cam
ORE140 at Warner Mountain Road Cam
US395 at Lakeview Road Cam
US395 at Valley Falls Road Cam
ORE31 at Paisley Road Cam
ORE140 at Quartz Mountain Road Cam
Outback Scenic Byway