Journey Through Time Scenic Byway

Juorney Through Time Scenic Byway with snow capped Elkhorns peaks in background




The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway is an Oregon state designated scenic byway. Overall the byway stretches 286 miles through north central and eastern Oregon. It winds through five Oregon counties.



Due to it's size the route is divided into the eastern section from Baker City to John Day, and western section form John Day to Biggs. The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest sites reside within the eastern section. 

The sites and stops along the byway are rich in history, telling the stories of fortunes, Chinese laborers, ghost and boom towns, timber, agriculture, and pioneer settlers. For those wishing to learn more about the geologic landscape and earth's history there are areas displaying unique rock formations and ancient sea beds at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

The eastern section alone may take over 5 hours so before you go download the colorful 2 page overview of route. This "Journey Through Time Scenic Byway" (1231 KB) driving guide is available on line from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information about the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway can be found at the National Scenic Byway Program website.