Oregon January 13, 2018
9 Places In Oregon That Are Better Than Anywhere Else In The Country
When it comes to natural beauty, Oregon may have a bit of an advantage over other states. From our diverse (and stunning) landscape, to our magical coastline and bounty of glorious waterfalls, the Beaver State is overflowing with beautiful places. Here are 9 that are especially amazing:
1. Mt. Hood
There's nowhere else in the country that compares to the majesty of Mt. Hood. Our 11,000-foot mountain has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, 11 glaciers, and a never-ending supply of breathtaking views.
2. Painted Hills
Oregon's diverse and dramatic landscape never fails to amaze. Located in our state's high desert region, the otherworldly Painted Hills are truly a one-of-a-kind place.
3. Face Rock State Scenic View Point
With rugged rock formations and vibrant tide pools, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is home to some of the most commanding ocean views in the country. Gazing out to sea has never been more fun.
4. The Wallowas
From the jagged, snowy peaks, to the shimmering alpine lakes, the Wallowas are a wonderland for adventure-hungry Oregonians. This wild and magnificent part of our state is sure to bring out your inner explorer.
5. The Columbia River Gorge
This scenic area is a playground for nature lovers and waterfall chasers. Words cannot do this beautiful place justice.
6. Crater Lake National Park
Not only is Crater Lake the deepest lake in the United States, it also is one of the most stunning. No matter how many times you visit, it will still take your breath away.
7. Oregon Caves National Monument
A trip into the Oregon Caves is a thrilling adventure at any age. Be prepared to be in awe upon entering this national monument.
8. Oregon Sand Dunes National Recreation Area
As if Oregon couldn't get any better, we've also got a 32,000-acres of spectacular sand dunes. Whether you take a relaxing stroll through the dunes or speed over them on an ATV, make sure you set aside ample time to explore here.
9. Silver Falls State Park
The boundless beauty of Silver Falls State Park has made it a national treasure. And we're so lucky that it's a part of our state.
What places would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!
For more enchanting spots in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
12 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Oregon That You Must See Before You Die.