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Robert Aufderheide Memorial Scenic Drive

60.7 miles: 2 hours, 48 minutes

Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. Shortly after you begin your trip along Robert Aufderheide Memorial Scenic Drive, drive through Office Bridge, a 180-foot covered bridge over the north fork of the Willamette River in Westfir. The rest of your journey follows the pewter McKenzie River through thick green-velvet forests in the shadow of skyscraping mountain peaks trimmed with snow.

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Experience the very definition of unspoiled Pacific Northwest wilderness while traversing the Robert Aufderheide Memorial Scenic Drive (FR 19). Thick pines and Douglas firs of the Willamette National Forest watch over the McKenzie River, which closely follows the road to the north. At 3,682-foot Box Canyon Summit, breathe in the fresh, clean air.


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