Crater Lake Rim Drive [Locator Map]

Rim Drive
Crater Lake NP

A fantastic high-altitude scenic drive around vast, blue Crater Lake.


Section Covered:
Crater Lake National Park

Length:
53 km (33 miles)

Ratings:   Rankings:
Scenic Impact 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Overall Score: 7.3
Twistiness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Fun-to-Drive: 6.1
Surface Quality 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Traffic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rankings and ratings explained


Crater Lake Rim Drive [Detail Map]
Crater Lake is the remnant Caldera of a massive Volcanic eruption millennia ago. What is left now is an amazingly beautiful clear, deep blue high altitude lake surrounded by crumbling volcanic cliffs.

The Crater Lake National Park Rim drive weaves along the crest of the crater's edge, with innumerable viewpoints along the way.
The drive is generally only moderately twisty, except for one little excellent section on the southwest side that is very twisty. Pavement quality is good. There is a lot of tourist traffic, and the speed limit is not posted very high, so any traffic you do get caught behind is likely to be pretty slow. Overall, this drive is more about scenery than it is about the twisties, frankly.
Crater Lake
S2000 at Crater Lake
Crater Lake Rim Drive

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