AAA Editor Notes
Cascade Lakes Highway begins at Bend and runs w. on SR 46 past Mount Bachelor and s. on SR 46; drivers may return to Bend by following FR 61 e. to Crescent, then n. on US 97 to Bend. The 87-mile scenic drive meanders through Deschutes National Forest. Just off SR 46 are several lakes, including Cultus, Devil's, Elk, Lava, North and South Twin, Sparks and Todd as well as Crane Prairie and Wickiup reservoirs. The highway also offers views of the Three Sisters, Mount Bachelor and Broken Top.
Recreational opportunities found along the byway include boating, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, sailing, swimming and windsurfing in the summer, and alpine and Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter.
The portion of the road between the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort and the Deschutes Bridge is usually closed November through May due to snowfall.