Scenic Views

Sunrise over Crown Point
Sunrise over Crown Point from the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint along the Historic Columbia River Highway. (Oregon State Archives, Scenic Image No. 20140501-7348​)
Blue dotNote: The  blue dots on maps in this section show the location of scenic features relative to Troutdale to the west and The Dalles to the east.
The engineering innovations on the historic highway set new standards for road design while the striking natural setting has inspired millions of tourists to reach for their cameras. This section shows some of the historic and current sights near the Historic Columbia River Highway, celebrated by many as the King of Roads.

Historic Images

Current Images