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Mar 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A much-traversed section of scenic highway linking Lane County to Deschutes County has been recognized for its merit as a significant landmark in Oregon history. The McKenzie Highway, also known as state Highway 242, was recently...
Mar 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
A much-traversed section of scenic highway linking Lane County to Deschutes County has been recognized for its merit as a significant landmark in Oregon history.
Feb 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
Pioneers started with an old Native American trail up the McKenzie River in 1862. Engineers improved the route for tourism in the 1920s. Now the Old McKenzie Highway is a nationally recognized historic place. >>> Photo Gallery
Sep 13, 2010 at 7:41 PM
Took an enjoyable ride up the Old McKenzie Highway on Saturday, Sept. 11th. I have never been at the Dee Wright Observatory after dark -- it is really beautiful. I was lucky enough to capture...
By kmd49
Channel: Weather
Aug 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM
A fire burning between McKenzie Bridge and Sisters has closed a portion of the historic McKenzie Pass Highway Oregon 242 to the public, but the main highway to Bend from Eugene remains open.
Aug 10, 2009 at 5:20 PM
The scenic McKenzie Pass Highway 242 is now open for traffic again between Belknap Springs and Sisters. The curvy road is only open during the summer when it is clear of snow. The route accesses a number of waterfalls and the scenic Dee Wright Observatory.
Aug 4, 2009 at 7:54 PM
Asphalt paving and other improvements are nearly complete on the Old McKenzie Highway (Hwy 242). The improvements are on the west side - from the top of the pass (Dee Wright Observatory) down to...
By Dale_in_N_Eugene
Channel: News
May 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM
The road linking McKenzie Bridge and Sisters is generally closed until late spring or early summer because of snow. This year, motorists won't be able to travel the length of the scenic road until late summer because of work to repair McKenzie Pass Highway.
Nov 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM
Are you ready for the weekend? Were you ready on Tuesday? Here are some ways to make the most of your days off. Whatever you wind up doing, share your adventures on YouNews for others to enjoy.
Oct 23, 2008 at 6:09 PM
Are you ready for the weekend? Were you ready on Tuesday? Here are some ways to make the most of your days off. Whatever you wind up doing, share your adventures on YouNews for others to enjoy.
Oct 16, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Are you ready for the weekend? Were you ready on Tuesday? Here are some ways to make the most of your days off. Whatever you wind up doing, share your adventures on YouNews for others to enjoy.
Oct 14, 2008 at 10:36 AM
From the smoothly sloping paved trail through the rocky lava field, the black basalt walls of the Dee Wright Observatory resemble some medieval fortification in an ancient European setting.
Oct 13, 2008 at 9:04 AM
A large rock slide closed the McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242) at milepost 69 near Dead Horse Grade, about 8.5 miles west of the Dee Wright Observatory. Crews hope to have the road opened later Monday afternoon.
Jun 21, 2008 at 2:25 AM
ODOT will open the Highway 242 snow gate at White Branch at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21, to allow public access to Proxy Falls , Alder Springs Campground and other Willamette National Forest attractions.