Oregon Secretary of State

Rowena Loops

The highway at Rowena Loops
This upper stretch of the Rowena Loops hugs the rock cliff just below Rowena Crest Viewpoint. Engineers resorted to using loops where the terrain would otherwise require a very steep grade. The road loops back and forth on a gentle grade down from the crest instead of steeply dropping over a shorter distance. (Oregon State Archives, Scenic Image No. 20151005-8088​)

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