From Bend, drive north on Hwy 97. It is near the Deschutes County and Jefferson County line. Turn left at sign before you come to the new suspension bridge over the Crooked River. This is a nice spot to stop and stretch your legs and peer over the side into the canyon. Amenities: Birding! Looking into the canyon – quite scenic and the wayside has nice, big, restrooms. This is simply one of the best places in the world to see large numbers of White-throated Swifts at eye level.
Habitat and Birds
Gorge with Sheer Cliffs. Key Species: White-throated Swift, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren