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Highest roads of Oregon

Located in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States, Oregon is a state divided by mountains. It’s bounded to the north by Washington state; to the east by Idaho; to the south by Nevada and California; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S. It is most known for its diverse landscape that includes a rugged coastline, mountains, dense forests, valleys, high desert and large cities.

Mountain roadElevationCountySurface
Steens Mountain2.968m (9,737ft)Harney CountyGravel
Crane Mountain2.576m (8,451ft)Lake County Gravel 
Light Peak 2.509m (8,231ft)Lake CountyGravel
Vinegar Hill2.477m (8,126ft)Grant CountyGravel 
Mount Bachelor2.461m (8,074ft)Deschutes CountyGravel 
Pelican Butte2.450m (8,037ft) Klamath CountyGravel 
Paulina Peak2.434m (7,984ft)Deschutes CountyGravel
Rim Drive2.401m (7,877ft)Klamath CountyAsphalt

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>Scenic drives in Norway.Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels.Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road.The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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