The natural beauty of Southern Oregon is an incredible adventure on its own. Relax in a natural hot springs, fish a mountain lake, ski on top of the world, hike the Umpqua, listen to the words of Shakespeare, bike the scenic byways, gaze at the deepest lake in the nation, become a cowboy for a day, savor award-winning cheeses, wash an elephant, touch the top of 200-year-old pine trees as you fly through the air, raft the mighty Rogue or Klamath, hook a salmon, enjoy local cuisine, and sample exquisite wines and hearty brews. It'’s all here waiting for you in Southern Oregon.
We are honored to help host your trip through Southern Oregon as part of your Oregon Road Rally. Even though you will only see a part of our region, we hope you will bring your guests back and experience all that Southern Oregon has to offer.
Be sure to visit www.southernoregon.org/tours and find 25 other inspirational sample itineraries.
Your OREGON ROAD RALLY TOUR route through Southern Oregon begins on Interstate 5 to Roseburg and on to Grants Pass. After an overnight in Grants Pass, you are invited to visit the Applegate Valley, historic Jacksonville, Prospect, Crater Lake National Park and Chiloquin.
Safe and Happy Travels.
Owner: Pat Spangler
The Umpqua Valley has over 24 wineries. With easy access from I-5, Spangler is one of the favorites with its rustic barn setting and exceptional wines. Show your Oregon Road Rally Badge for a complimentary wine tasting.
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Owner: Robert Hamlyn
Marketing Director: Kelly Hacker
The Pacific Northwest’s #1 River Excursion. Travel on large open-aired jet boats down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River and through Hellgate Canyon. Scenic, Dinner, Lunch, and Brunch options available May through September. ShopRiverRock is one of the finest stores in Southern Oregon and open all year. Come in…it’s an experience on its own. Show your Oregon Road Rally Badge for a complimentary Hellgate T-shirt.
Owners: Lee Wassink and Nathan Shaffer
Stop by the Glass Forge in Grants Pass’s Historic District to take a tour of their incredible collection of hand-blown art. Show your Oregon Road Rally Badge and make your own souvenir special glass-blown gift!
Here's a live video cam inside Glass Forge.
Climate City Brewing
Owners: Steve and Jodi Baksay
Just next door to Glass Forge is one of Grants Pass's six breweries. Just show your badge to enjoy a complimentary glass of Climate City’s locally made brew.
Located a few blocks north of the Riverside Inn, Rogue Roasters was awarded best coffee at the 2015 Oregon State Fair. Show your badge for a complimentary cup of joe.
Homemade jams and pastries. Farm stay and family owned farm and bakery housed in a large rustic barn. Incredibly delicious photo opportunity! Just show your badge and pick up a homemade yummy gift for your travels.
One of Southern Oregon’s oldest towns. The entire downtown is on the National Historic Registry. Home to Britt Music Festival, hiking trails, antique stores, gourmet restaurants, wine and brew bars, and one-of-a-kind shops. Park and walk.
Rogue River Gorge
Located across the street from the Union Creek Resort (and general store) is a small parking lot that leads to the Rogue River Gorge. Very convenient right off of Hwy 62. Great pies are a must at Beckie's Café.
Crater Lake is Oregon’s Crown Jewel and the nation's deepest lake.
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high, two picturesque islands, and a violent volcanic past. Enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Rim Cafe and get snowshoes to venture out, get a bit of exercise while enjoying spectacular views. All you need is a pair of boots. Skis available at the Rim Café. Just show your badge.
The outdoor logging museum includes some of the most interesting, rare, and representative logging artifacts in the world. The museum provides a window through time, demonstrating the evolution of Eastside logging practices and technology that played a major role in the development of this region and its culture.
Many of these links open to Google maps for easy location.
Hwy 138 to Crater Lake – more than 13 Waterfalls - opens to PDF
Historic Wolf Creek Inn and Ghost Town
(Inn reopening in 2016)
Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
Historic Museum with motion-activated life-like scenes depicting pioneers traveling along the Applegate Trail to Southern Oregon.
Train Mountain and Klamath & Western Railroad
Miniature hobbyist railroad next door to the western railroad. Opened Saturdays during summer months.