Tetherow Crossing

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Tetherow Crossing is located a few miles west of Redmond. From Highway 97, turn west onto Highway 126 (follow the signs to Sisters). Go completely out of Redmond and you will dip down into a canyon that holds the Deschutes River. Take the first right after you cross the river (Cline Falls Hwy 74th Street). Make the loop on the off ramp and turn north on 74th Street. This road will soon turn to dirt and will eventually end up at Tetherow after a few miles. If dirt roads are not to your liking, an alternate route is to take Helmholtz Road (located off of Hwy 126 just west of Redmond.) Take Helmhotz north for 3.5 miles and turn left on Tetherow Road. Go about 1.5 miles to the crossing. Tetherow Crossing is a bridge over the Deschutes River. There is a historic building there and you can park next to the building.


Habitat and Birds

The Deschutes River flows through an accessible riparian area surrounded by juniper woodland. Although Canyon Wrens, Northern Orioles and Black-headed Grosbeaks breed in this area, this location is primarily a migrant spot, similar to Lower Bridge.