A Road Well Traveled…
Central Oregon sits in the middle of the State on the east side of the Cascade Range. The roads leading to the region take you through scenic mountain passes and high desert terrain. US Highway 97 (a north and south route from Madras to Klamath Falls), and State Highway 20 (the east and west route from Idaho/Burns to Salem/Willamette Valley) are the two most vital roads which provide access to the area. These access roads are paved highways with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour.
In the middle of it all sits Bend, the most populated city in the region. Other key towns that make up this vast geographical area are; Crooked River Ranch, La Pine, Madras, Maupin, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Tumalo, and Warm Springs.
Commercial Air Service
Currently 15 daily flights operate out of Redmond Municipal Airport. Approximate Flight Times from Redmond (RDM) To:
Denver (DEN): 2 hours and 24 minutes
Portland (PDX): 40 minutes
Salt Lake City (SLC): 1 hour and 30 minutes
San Francisco (SFO): 2 hours and 8 minutes
Seattle (SEA): 1 hour and 10 minutes
Los Angeles (LAX): 2 hours
For current road conditions in and leading to Central Oregon, view the live road cams. For additional road and traffic information via the internet, visit the Oregon Department of Transportation’s travel information website: TripCheck.com.
The Oregon Department of Transportation website provides current road conditions, text-based road reports, camera images from the mountain passes, the Central Oregon Region, as well as key areas of Oregon and links to other valuable trip planning information. For road and weather information via the phone, in Oregon call 511 or for outside Oregon, call the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) at 1-800-997-6368.