Road Trip: Wasco, Moro and Maupin

Between the Columbia River Gorge and the high desert of Central Oregon lies an undiscovered country. Sunny and tranquil, the highways wind through a string of small towns where friendly residents have been quietly making their living in farming, ranching and outdoor recreation for generations. Towns like Wasco, Moro and Maupin aren’t exactly secret, just…

: Robbie McClaran


A stone’s throw from the Oregon Trail, Moro is a land of wheat fields, windmills and natural wonders on the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway.

Browse Main Street’s antique shops and craft stores, and top off lunch with a creamy milkshake. Visit the Sherman County Historical Museum to learn about pioneers, Native American communities and farming history. Supreme hiking, boating and camping await along the beautiful John Day River at nearby Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

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