Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

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Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length167.22 mi (269.11 km)
Major junctions
North end I-5 / OR 138 in Roseburg
Major intersectionsmidpoint north of Crater Lake
South end I-5 / OR 234 in Gold Hill
CountryUnited States
CountiesDouglas, Jackson
Highway system

The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway is a National Scenic Byway in the U.S. state of Oregon. It provides a tour of the environs of the North Umpqua River, the High Cascades, and the Upper Rogue River.[1]

Route description

Starting from Roseburg on OR 138, at the junction with Interstate 5, the scenic byway travels eastward. Near Glide, it begins to parallel the North Umpqua River. It continues roughly eastward until it meets Diamond Lake, where it turns southward along the east shore of the lake. Near the southern tip of the lake the scenic byway turns west and then southwest on OR 230. Here it follows the Rogue River, eventually merges with OR 62 near Union Creek. On its last leg the route meets up with OR 234 and passes near Upper and Lower Table Rock. The byway's terminus is at Gold Hill. The entire scenic byway is 172 miles (277 km) long.[2]


The road was designated a National Forest Scenic Byway on October 21, 1990, by the National Forest Service. It was later named an Oregon State Scenic Byway on February 19, 1997, and a National Scenic Byway on June 13, 2002.[3]

Major intersections

I-5 west / OR 138 – Medford, Portland
Western end of OR 138 overlap

OR 99 south (SE Pine Street) / SE Stephens Street – Winston
Southern end of OR 99 overlap
OR 99 north (SE Stephens Street) – Diamond Lake, Crater Lake
Northern end of OR 99 overlap
Diamond Lake83.90135.02

OR 138 east to US 97 – Crater Lake, Bend

OR 230 begins
Eastern end of OR 138 overlap; northern end of OR 230 overlap
JacksonUnion Creek107.70173.33
OR 230 ends

OR 62 west – Crater Lake
Southern end of OR 230 overlap; northern end of OR 62 overlap
Trail142.59229.48Tiller, CanyonvilleFormer OR 227
OR 62 west – Eagle Point, Medford

OR 234 begins
Gold Hill166.50267.96

OR 99 north / OR 234 west – Grants Pass
Southern end of OR 234 overlap; northern end of OR 99 overlap
166.90268.60Blackwell RoadFormer US 99 south
I-5 / OR 99 south – Grants Pass, Medford
Southern end of OR 99 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway". U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway". Travel Oregon. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway: Official Designations". America's Byways. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Road Assets and Mileage". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 14, 2021.

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