Road Trip: Grants Pass

The history of Grants Pass reads like a classic chapter of the American West. The railroad, the gold rush and the lumber boom all shaped the town. Today, this hamlet in Southern Oregon is colored by the wild flavor of the Rogue River, which bisects the town. Pay a visit to Grants Pass for all… More
: Rafting the wild and scenic Rogue River by Kevin Wright

Grants Pass

Billed as Oregon’s whitewater rafting capital and known for an iconic “It’s the Climate” slogan, Grants Pass is one colorful county seat.

The powerful Rogue River might steal your attention here — it runs through the city — but so will the endless options for high-quality food and drink, shopping, history, outdoor recreation and exploration.

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Are there hikes near Rogue River (the city) that reach an elevation of 1,500 feet?

I love your question! Like you, I must have elevation hiking, and I live near Rogue River. My Adam Sawyer has written a book on waterfall hikes in Southern Oregon; he also wrote a Travel Oregon story about specific waterfall hikes along the Umpqua and Rogue River. You can also go the other direction from Rogue…

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