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Worth the time

This 33 mile drive is filled with great vistas and pull offs to view Crater Lake. We started by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fremont5
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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A must

When going to Crater Lake do the rim drive and stop along the way. Take your time and take it all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
loveliveplay
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Santa Barbara, California
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, Crater Lake National Park, OR
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All reviews take your time every turn park map pull over take pictures under construction west side different angles photo ops enjoy the view visitor center view of the lake phantom ship mazama village closed due hiking trails cleetwood cove
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 33 mile drive is filled with great vistas and pull offs to view Crater Lake. We started by 8am, so traffic for the first part of the drive was light. Take your time and enjoy the beauty.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank fremont5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When going to Crater Lake do the rim drive and stop along the way. Take your time and take it all in.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank loveliveplay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started in the visitors center with the video and ranger giving us information--which hikes to take, which sights would be really busy etc. The rangers were very happy to talk to the kids, answer questions, give info packets and badges. Then we went to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 2boysgrandma
Reviewed 1 week ago

While some say to take the drive yourself, I really enjoyed the trolley tour of the rim. It stopped in 7 places which was plenty for me. Our park ranger was excellent and provided information that I would not have known otherwise. In addition the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JLC_57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I finally got to do this rim drive! Most of the time I end up in this area it ends being winter and they don't plow it for half the year due to 43 feet of snowfall

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Brendan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

June trip still had enough snow that the east side road was closed. Along with snow in spots and a cut through 10ft comes great photo opportunities. They are endless The deep blue of the lake. The birds. The trees. The vistas. They all add...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank brucect
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having made it all the way to Crater Lake, why wouldn't one take the rim drive? Beautiful, sometimes a little scary for those afraid of heights, with plenty of places to stop and take in the scenes or hike the trails. Unless you are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dmarun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This drive is worth taking. The views of the crater and the lake are unapparelled. It's not a very long drive so its an easy one day excursion. Make sure that you take your camera and stop at all the pull outs.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank KayleeAnn1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think about which direction to travel depending on when you arrive. In the early morning travel anticlockwise for the light as well there are less cars on the road

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank Viper747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to get on and off at scenic pullouts and never had a problem with finding a parking spot. Easy for people with limited mobility too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Melanie H
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Daydream628708
August 22, 2019|
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Response from Viper747 | Reviewed this property |
approx. 30 minutes
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Scandi7
June 10, 2019|
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Response from JanetC3027 |
What is cost of trolley and will it still be available in September?
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cucamongakat
April 11, 2019|
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Response from CrankingChick |
About 16 miles using the West Rim Drive, but that route is only open during the summer. Check the park website for road conditions and opening dates.
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