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We enjoyed our ranger's talk about the lava fields. Then we walked a short way. Weather was hot and we are older and didn't feel we should go any further. Views were eerie but beautiful. We could see people driving and walking up Lava Butte....More
We stopped here two times. The first time there was smoke in the air from forest fires,, but we still took the narrow road up to Lava Butte. You have to get a free ticket at the guard shack to take this drive, since the...More
Interesting park which highlights a caldera and large lava field. Walkways throughout but dint get to go see caldera because it opens late. We arruved at 9 but main portion and visitors center opens at 9. Many people walking trails and seemed a bit disappointed...More
Definitely take the shuttle bus from the parking lot below (runs every 20 minutes on summer days for like $2 per person). Bring a picnic bag lunch - there are picnic tables at the top parking lot area. spend time enjoying many different angled views...More
This is really a scenic gem. When walking around, there is the distinct feeling that you are walking on the moon, or some other planet. It is really cool! There is a shuttle bus to the highest point on the monument, and a nature trail...More
When exploring central Oregon's dramatic geology, make sure to make tie for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Aside from the magnificent view of past geologic phenomena, there is a visitor center with information about the geologic history.
A must see and explore if you are in central Oregon.
Travel to the top of Paulina Peak,
sit lake side at Paulina or East Lake.
Enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the obsidian flow.
This is a one of a kind place in the...More
You've gotten accurate answers. I will add that the road to Paulina Peak is closed even after the rest of the place opens. It all depends on the snowfall the previous year. This year's snowfall is been very heavy, so if you... More
You've gotten accurate answers. I will add that the road to Paulina Peak is closed even after the rest of the place opens. It all depends on the snowfall the previous year. This year's snowfall is been very heavy, so if you want to go to that area I suggest advance inquiries.