While driving the most significant elevation climb on Mt. Hood, you pass through Brightwood, Welches, Zigzag and Rhododendron— the Villages of Mt. Hood. Located within close proximity to high-mountain lakes, rivers chilled from the mountain’s melting glaciers and the Mt. Hood National Forest, this is the outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Explore the landscape on bike or on foot, ride the waters in a kayak or raft, or test your skills at summer skiing or fly-fishing.