We stopped here during a driving loop tour out of Sisters. Wow.... I've never seen anything like the lava flows in the mountains. The observatory and interpretive trail are both well done. Nice views in all directions and there are indicators to help you identify various mountains. Mt Hood is visible on a clear day. It's worth the stop.... Trails... 更多
A friend recommended we stop to see this while in the area. It's a volcano rock area where vegetation has yet to take over. It's quite interesting. An observation tower has been built out of the rock, and windows have been designed to point one's eye to the different mountains and points for identification. One can see 360 degrees. The... 更多
We drove up the pass to Dee Wright Observatory, and were a bit surprised to see the many bicyclers also doing this very uphill road climb! Of course, they were all sitting on the ground resting later when we finished the walk around the observatory, but we were impressed with their fortitude! From the observatory, many mountains can be seen,... 更多
Stopped here on 08/08, early morning (8ish) on the way to the valley. No one else here. What a unique place. The "observatory" is not an observatory in the traditional sense. It is a structure built with the readily available lava. The top of the structure has a circular brass plate showing direction and distance to the nearby moutains, peaks... 更多
If you are at all into volcanoes, you must go here. Oregon 242 is very scenic with typical mountain terrain and forests, and then you come to the lava flow from Little Belknap Crater. OMG. It is surreal. The view of the surrounding cascade peaks is also excellent.
A little difficult to get to, if only because of the twists and turns and elevation changes. But, it is definitely worth the effort. The lava field is amazingly large. The views are outstanding. The observatory itself was so cool to walk up to. Glad we went out of our way to see it.
This was a surprise stop for me as I was headed to my hike at Little Belknap Crater. I quickly stopped and took a few photos before heading to my hike. After the hike, I stopped back by and spent some more time and walked the trails and up to the observation tower. I watched the little birds fly in... 更多
Very scenic and beautiful. Only accessible in summer when highway is open. Good motorcycle trip. Very accessible for children and elderly and handicapped. Great picnic spot. Amazing views. I would highly recommend this.
Took a early evening drive to the observatory before the road closed for the season. Stayed until well after dark to watch the stars come out. If it's a clear night you'll see plenty of constellations, shooting stars and a beautiful sunset.