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Crooked River Scenic Drive

Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Beautiful drive anytime of the year

This was a day trip for us, although you could make it anytime frame as it's not to far out from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Don S
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Bend, Oregon
Motorcycle Road!

This is a really back way between Bend and Prineville. I ride this many times a year, as do many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2Vegans2wheels
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Bend, Oregon
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“fly fishing” (4 reviews)
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Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a day trip for us, although you could make it anytime frame as it's not to far out from any of the local towns that are close by. Bring some chairs, pack a lunch, bring the fishing poles or Fly rods. This area...More

Thank Don S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really back way between Bend and Prineville. I ride this many times a year, as do many motorcyclists, as an after work trip. Depending on which end you start from, either Prineville or Bend, you will go down into (from Bend) the...More

1  Thank 2Vegans2wheels
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Have brought my kids and grandkids on this hike a couple times. They love it! Easy hike for anyone. Many beautiful campgrounds to stop at and enjoy the river. After your drive, head bak to Prineville for lunch or ice cream at the vintage Tastee...More

Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

This road goes south out of Prineville to Bowman Dam, and follows the Crooked River to Bowman Dam, the head of Prineville Reservoir. It is lined with several pull-outs along the river, some for day use only, others for camping. The road is only a...More

Thank Terri N
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

One of the most beautiful roads to drive in central Oregon. I have seen many types of wildlife driving down the road like deer, rock chucks, porcupines, eagles and so on. Winding curvy road that follows the path of crooked river that takes you to...More

Thank Jim A
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Excellent drive along the river among gorgeous hills in many shapes and colors. Go near the end of the day and do one of the hikes.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Spouse and I stopped by for a quick appetizer and flight of craft brews on our way to Prineville Reservoir State Park. The first thing we noticed was the cowboy town atmosphere, almost like a step back to another era. It was very relaxed and...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This drive up the crooked river takes you through farm country and old lava era mountains. The geological beauty is worth the drive, the rover is flowing and it's just beautiful. Watch out the bicyclists, as the road doesn't really have a bike lane for...More

1  Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

this was good drive hiking spots camping spots worth the trip.the river is so pretty and there a fly fishing going on as well..i hiked some easy trails

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

We were in awe as we drove all the way through down to Hwy 20. The rock formations and lava flows are a must see. I cannot say enough about this area and few people know about it, it won't be crowded.

1  Thank alanvoetsch
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Brian J
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
There may be some at the Bowman Museum, but I don't know for sure ... I'll check around and see what I can find.
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davemcclan
June 4, 2017|
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You can but you would have to time your trip to a water release. The Crooked River flow is controlled by the local water district at Bowman Dam. If your looking for a good raft trip on a specific date try somewhere else but... More
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