Our Rogue River Gorge and Crater Lake Tour is a mini option of our Central Oregon Plus Tour. This tour departs Medford and takes the Scenic Highway 62 North and East past the quaint town of Shady Cove. Shady Cove bills itself as “The Gateway to Crater Lake ” and the “Jewel of the Upper Rogue “.
As we leave the arid climate behind we climb into the forested area past Prospect, Oregon and make our way to the scenic Natural Bridge for viewing the Lava Tube and The Rogue River Gorge near Union Creek.
Just north and east of this lovely area we will head up to Crater Lake . Known for it’s deep blue waters the lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot deep caldera that was formed around an estimated 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. With a depth of 1,949 feet (594 m),the lake is the deepest in the United States.
There will be time for a tour of the Lodge and exploring the wonders of all that Crater Lake has to offer. We will drive the Rim Route for 33 miles of scenic exploration.The American Automobile Association has cited Rim Drive as one of the ten most beautiful roads in the United States.
There are some choices for our lunch at the Lodge area as well as Annie Creek Restaurant and Gifts located 7 miles from the Lake. Click on the photo below for additional options.
Following our tour of the Majestic Caldera we now know as Crater Lake we head home on our return journey. What an incredible opportunity to reflect upon the incredible scenery that lies within a days journey of the Rogue River Valley, a day that transports you to a whole other world, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A time to reflect upon the beauty of the State in which we have the pleasure of living and calling home.
Our Fun and Adventure Filled Crater Lake and Rogue River Gorge Tour rates are $149.00 per person.*
Tours are subject to cancellation if weather is not conducive.
* Meals & Attractions fees are not included
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OregonScenicTours.com strives to make our tours as comfortable and relaxed as possible for our clients. We try not to adhere to a particular time schedule as we want you to be able to fully enjoy what the tour holds in store and at the same time leave time for our restroom breaks and lunch and make sure we get the full spectrum of everything our tours offer. Tours depart at 9:00 am.