OK, I'll admit that I'm a fan of old highways, but even if you are not, this drive is worth it for the scenery along the way. I love driving this highway any time I can when I am in the area and am glad the state has done so much to keep many sections open to traffic. There are several sections that were closed with the construction of the Interstate, but some of those have been reopened for bikes or pedestrians. As you will learn along the way if you stop at some of the visitor centers (located at the Crown Point Vista House, Multnomah Falls, and Mark Hatfield Trailhead east of Hood River), this highway was built when driving this route was as much about the journey as it was about getting to your destination. Driving this highway is like stepping back in time as you slow down and take in the sights along the way. It is worth taking the time to stop at the visitor centers mentioned to learn more about the history and significance of this highway.