Southern Oregon wonders, winning bike trails and wine

A visit to Southern Oregon is a journey of geological natural wonder, scenic bike trails and human-made marvels.

Drive the Circle of Discovery for an exploration of Oregon’s unique geological treasures. The clear azure waters of Crater Lake, Americas deepest lake and the center of Crater Lake National Park, run 1,900 feet deep in this caldera formed 7,700 years ago with the explosion of Mount Mazama. Stay the night at the historic Crater Lake Lodge and watch the sun drop behind the crater rim. At the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve visitors dive deep into the Siskiyou Mountains millennia of water trickling down from an ancient forest formed rare marble caves.

View over Wizard Island, at sunrise,Crater Lake National Park,Oregon,USA

Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park.  Photo Christian Heeb.

Between these two rocky wonders, dirt surfers will find seven miles of flowing mountain biking trails at the Mountain of the Rogue Trail System outside Grants Pass. Near Klamath Lake, Spence Mountain has 18 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. The epic North Umpqua Trail system near Roseburg includes 79 miles of intermediate single-track trail winding through towering trees and mossy cliffs.

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Amid this natural beauty, find human marvels like the famous the Rogue Valley’s small town of Ashland, home of one of Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 Top Ten Wine Destinations in the World and 30-plus varietals that thrive in Southern Oregon’s dry and warm climate.

Discover more of what you are looking for in your vacation at www.southernoregon.org and Do Something Great this year in Southern Oregon!

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