• Crooked River Canyon Byway - Prineville, Oregon

      Crooked River Canyon
      Photo by Harry Kline
      The 20-mile scenic byway from Prineville to the Arthur Bowman Dam winds along the Crooked River Canyon. It provides views of the canyon, high buttes, basalt cliffs and lots of wildlife. There are several camping, fishing and hiking areas along the byway. The paved portion of the road ends at the dam, which you can drive across. Then you can either drive the 23-mile gravel road to Route 20, or turn around and drive back to Prineville. There is no access to the Prineville Reservoir State Park a few miles east. That requires a turn-around drive back the way you came and another drive down from Prineville on the SE Juniper Canyon Road.

      If you go:
      This is a seasonal road and not recommended in the winter, especially along the lower, unpaved portion. It is becoming very popular with bicyclists, too.


      Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce
      185 NE 10th Street
      Prineville, Oregon 97754 USA

      Mailing address:
      Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce
      P O Box 1470
      Prineville, OR 97754 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce
      +1 (541) 447-6304

      Prineville BLM Agency
      +1 (541) 416-6700