Friday, November 13, 2009

US20 in Oregon: Pilot Butte

On the eastern side of Bend, Oregon, US Route 20 is called Greenwood Avenue. It runs at the southern side of Pilot Butte, which is an extinct volcanic cinder cone. According to Wikipedia, Bend is one of the very few cities in the United States with volcanoes located within their boundaries.

View from US 20

There are three trails that cover the state park. All lead to the summit, which provides a fantastic view of the surrounding area, including the city of Bend, and many prominent Cascade Mountain peaks. It sounds like another one of those scenic wonders that the longest road in the United States can bring!

View from the summit

Aerial View

Additional Information on Pilot Butte can be found here:

Wikipedia: Pilot Butte

Oregon State Parks: Pilot Butte

US Geological Survey Information on Pilot Butte

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1 comment:

Linda said...

Great idea for a blog! Are there others like this?