Uncommonly rich in history, this Byway reveals tales of pioneers, towns boomed and busted and creatures that wandered this terrain millions of years ago.
The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway stretches 286 miles through north central to eastern Oregon. Beginning in the community of Biggs and ending in Baker City, this Byway meanders through ghost towns and small farming communities that bring the Old West to life. The “Wild and Scenic” John Day River—North America’s second longest undammed river—parallels much of the route, offering excellent rafting, fishing and camping. Geology buffs—and anyone who’s curious about fossils—will take great pleasure in the interpretive trails at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Historic commemorations of more recent times, such as the Sherman County Museum in Moro, the Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day, the gold mining remnants in Sumpter and the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City offer telling windows into Oregon pioneer life.
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