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Christmas Valley

Travel to Christmas Valley

Discovering Christmas Valley is part of the adventure. From Portland, a journey to this high desert oasis is a scenic drive of around 5 hours heading south, passing through a picturesque tapestry of Oregon’s diverse landscapes. Heading north from Reno, expect to spend approximately 6 hours on the road, traversing the Lake County’s majestic terrain. If you’re flying in, the Medford airport is roughly 3 hours away by car. Each route offers panoramic views and attractions, making the trip to Christmas Valley as memorable as the destination.

The Christmas Valley Sand Dunes: A Sandy Serenade

One of the most compelling reasons to visit Christmas Valley is to witness the sprawling Christmas Valley Sand Dunes. Located in the heart of the high desert, these dunes are a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and provide a unique off-roading experience. Standing as high as 60 feet, the dunes offer an otherworldly landscape perfect for photography, sandboarding, and ATV riding. The dynamic nature of the dunes means that every visit is unique, as the winds continually sculpt and shape the sand dune system.

Hole-in-the-Ground and Crack-in-the-Ground: Geologic Wonders

The awe-inspiring geological formations of Hole-in-the-Ground and Crack-in-the-Ground are the top reasons to visit Christmas Valley. These natural phenomena are a testament to the volcanic activity that shaped the region millions of years ago. Hole-in-the-Ground is a massive maar – a volcanic crater caused by an explosive eruption with no raised rim. Crack-in-the-Ground is an ancient volcanic fissure over 2 miles long and up to 70 feet deep. Normally, fissures like this one are filled with soil and rock by the processes of erosion and sedimentation. Both offer spectacular hiking experiences and panoramic views that are truly unparalleled.

Things To Do

Front of Body Wellness

The studio offers a Kava/ Tea Bar, music and healing every First Friday.

213 SW 4th Street
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
541-450-7506
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220 SW H Street
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
541.955.8848
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Rogue Valley

Apricity Vineyards

A boutique vineyard, planted in 2014 on a horse pasture and hay fields where the Applegate and Rogue Rivers meet. […]

5719 Jerome Prairie Rd
Grants Pass, OR. 97527
(530)640-0910
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Jackson Wellsprings
Rogue Valley

Jackson WellSprings

The Jackson WellSprings is a 30-acre natural hot springs spa, events center and campground. Located 2.5 miles from downtown Ashland, […]

2253 Hwy 99 N
Ashland, OR. 97520
541-482-3776
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3298 Pearce Park Road
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
(541) 479-1145
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Lady Geneva Bed and Breakfast

Lady Geneva Bed and Breakfast at Buhrman House is one of the most authentic historic homes in Medford’s Geneva – […]

15 Geneva Street
Medford, OR. 97504
541-900-5239
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Ziplining is fun!

Rogue Valley Zip Line Adventure is nestled in the hills of beautiful Southern Oregon and provides guided zip line tours […]

9450 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR. 97502
541-821-9476
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Humble Heron Fly Fishing is dedicated to your experience, instruction and conservation. Humbly serving the steelhead stoke through seasons, soul, […]

2022 SW G St
Grants Pass, OR. 97526-5854
(541) 604-0582
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Rogue Valley

Siskiyou Cyclery

Siskiyou Cyclery has been serving cyclists in Southern Oregon since 1979.They offer town and mountain bike rentals as well as […]

1729 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR. 97520
(541) 482-1997
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