The umpqua range
What you need to know before purchasing this BAR
THIS (BAR) ROUTE IS ENTRY LEVEL, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED TERRAIN. (BAR)
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This is a 3 Day Trip with 2 nights of camping. For more information Contact IRR at 541-621-8814.
The Cost of this BAR is $125
The Umpqua Range
The Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness is located in southwest Oregon, ten miles west of Crater Lake National Park. Elevations range from 3000 to 6800 feet along the divide between the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers. Geologic history has created many unique volcanic and sedimentary rock outcrops. Dense conifer forest gives way to a mosaic of big trees and sub-alpine meadows in the higher elevations where Rhododendron grow even at the very top of Quartz Mountain, one of the best panoramic views of the divide.
Meadow wildflowers are abundant in summer and diverse plant communities provide habitat for everything from hummingbirds to black bears. Water is abundant in streams and a handful of lakes. About 100 miles of trails access the area, providing loop opportunities and ridge top vistas. Nearly all trails in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide pass through sub-alpine meadows.
More commonly known as the "highway of waterfalls," the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway ascends from I-5 into the southern Cascades, tracking two of Oregon's most storied rivers. The first leg of the trip follows the North Umpqua east from Roseburg. A river of unparalleled beauty, the North Umpqua is revered worldwide for its steelhead fishing.
Steelhead in the North Umpqua River After passing more than a half dozen waterfalls, the Byway reaches sparkling Diamond Lake, at the base of Mt. Thielsen (which is a short drive from Crater Lake). The byway then bends south, and soon follows the "Wild and Scenic" Rogue River. With abundant hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities, visitors will understand why this Byway is one of the state's best-loved areas.