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Air Boss

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U.S. Highway 20 east of Corvallis, OR from Sweet Home, OR to the junction with OR 126. I took this route several years ago pulling a 33’ 5th wheel. Because the road is very windy, it was an arduous drive and I vowed never to drive that again and instead travel on OR 22. Now, because of wildfires in OR other routes, OR 22 and 126 are closed except to local traffic. Does anyone know if over the years this segment of U.S. 20 has been improved?

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it has not been improved a whole bunch last time i drove it in car, about three years ago

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As has already been reported, it has not been improved.
I have not been over it since the fires, but since it is the only "reasonable" route between Central Oregon and the mid-Valley, I would suspect it is pretty busy right now. And signs just west of Bend warn of the closures. Depending on where you plan to go, maybe hwy 58 would work? Good luck and safe travels.

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Posted: 09/28/20 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could go into Portland and take 26. Winding roads or traffic - tossup.

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Air Boss wrote:

U.S. Highway 20 east of Corvallis, OR from Sweet Home, OR to the junction with OR 126. I took this route several years ago pulling a 33’ 5th wheel. Because the road is very windy, it was an arduous drive and I vowed never to drive that again and instead travel on OR 22. Now, because of wildfires in OR other routes, OR 22 and 126 are closed except to local traffic. Does anyone know if over the years this segment of U.S. 20 has been improved?


I travel to Bend area from Eugene on a regular basis for work and pleasure.
Where are you coming from and going to? KEN


I (2-10-05) bought a 2002 F350 CC SWD PSD and a new 2003 Citation 10'8. I have been a tent camper all my life. I wanted more comfort while camping and CraterLake Ski Patrol.
It's time for more space. I purchased a 2016 Grand Design 380TH as of 10-29-2015.

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From Newport to Sisters.

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Sounds like hwy 20 is the way to go.
Perhaps if you plan about twice as much travel time as you expect, you will have a more relaxing trip? Maybe stop along the S. Santiam River for lunch and/or a hike. For this route, it is definitely the journey and not the destination that counts.

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Air Boss wrote:

From Newport to Sisters.


From Newport, take 20 to I-5
South on I-5 to Eugene and past to hwy 58

and 97 north towards Sister will be safer and within 20 minute of the time to go 20 east of Sweethome. Much smoother road too.

From Eugene to Bend is within 5 minutes if going 58 verse 126. KEN

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I'll let you know tomorrow. I'm going home through Sweethome to Salem from Sisters. Towing a 31' TT. Been on that road in the last couple years and yes it's windy but I don't find it bothersome. Used to love riding my MC's up there though. [emoticon]

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Thanks, everyone for you help. We'll take 58 and 97 around the mountain.

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