The Drives Around Bend, Oregon Are Truly Amazing
Spending 6-8 hours exploring the area scenic byways is a great day trip out of Bend if you have some wheels and a backpack. Check out this video of my round trip out of Bend to Sisters, Oregon to see many of the cool stops along the McKenzie Pass / Santiam Pass scenic byways.
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Make sure that you plan for a full day, and make the time to stop a lot along the McKenzie Pass / Santiam Pass Byways, since there is so much to do. While the guide books and articles about the area tend to hit on the more top-level travel stops, some of the best stops aren’t frequented or written about. Just stop and explore when you get the hankerin’!
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