Nestled upon the hills of the Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is a combination of forests, orchards and high desert, offering great outdoor recreation and an area rich in history. Less than an hour from Mt. Hood, The Dalles provides an outdoor paradise for bikers, hikers and mountain climbers, as well as whitewater rafters. The Dalles has served as a center of trade for more than 10,000 years. The city’s downtown area is a registered historic district featuring architecture from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Ascending the curves of the Historic Columbia River Highway west of The Dalles, we passed a massive boulder field and columns of native basalt.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Anniversary
There’s an outdoor party underway and you are invited!The gorgeous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area turns 25 this year so let the celebration begin! The Columbia River Gorge is a place where views are never twice the same and…
To The Dalles and Beyond!
Known as the “king of roads,” the Historic Columbia River Highway winds east from Portland, past fairy-tale-like scenery of mossy stone structures, waterfalls, wildflower fields and along the Columbia River Gorge. Take the road less…
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On the Road Scenic Byways Passing Near The Dalles
Any way you look at it, the historic Columbia River Highway scenic byway is a marvel for its visionary engineering, incredible scenery, and rich history. Internationally lauded for its spectacular waterfalls, architectural gems and magnificent…
Uncommonly rich in history, the Byway reveals tales of pioneers, towns boomed and busted and creatures that wandered this terrain millions of years ago.