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Awesome views

We were fortunate enough to be driven around the rim, as it is difficult to know where to look... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Terry H
Billericay, United Kingdom
One of the must do to take in the beauty of Crater Lake.

If you are in Crater Lake National Park make sure you take few hours to do this drive. It took us... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Ben Y
Bedminster, New Jersey
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Scenic 33-mile drive which must be taken in a clockwise direction since areas of it are one-way.
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were fortunate enough to be driven around the rim, as it is difficult to know where to look next. Take your time and stop at all the viewpoints.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you are in Crater Lake National Park make sure you take few hours to do this drive. It took us about 3 hrs to complete it. We pretty much stopped at every scenic outlook.

Thank Ben Y
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I was there in early October & was able to drive all of the drive except for a 6 mile section of the west rim that was closed for construction. Ther drive gives you views of the lake & caldera & at places the side...More

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The north entrance was open the day we arrived so we started the rim drive there. The road was under construction in some places but passable and newly completed and nice in others. There was a slight gaze from the nearby fires but I still...More

Thank StephanieSTJohn
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Stop at every turnout you see. The view is different from every location. We never got over the awe of seeing this pristine lake. I doubt you would every find a more beautiful setting.

Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

When we were there the trolley had stopped running (apparently it stops mid-September - good to know) so we had to drive it ourselves. Then the West Rim was closed so our only option was to go East. Unfortunately that put us on the "hanging...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

take the drive ,its a nice trip around the lake with many pulloffs to see the various views of crator,,the bluest of blue you will ever see . in a word SPECTACULAR

Thank whatstheuse123
Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a wonderful drive. Been on my bucket list since I was a child. Unbelievable views. The west drive was closed but the east was so wonderful. Please drive slow and enjoy every moment. Could not have asked for more. Put this on your must...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Check for road conditions and closures to when planning your visit. We enjoyed visiting the lodge, walking around their deck and then took the westerly route around the rim. The southerly route was closed due to snow.

Thank PDXTravelers6
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Took the East Rim drive. Several beautiful lookout points including ghost ship. The drive is not for the faint of heart. Many curves with no guardrails along rim road.

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31 August 2017|
Response from antoning | Reviewed this property |
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of... More
17 July 2017|
Response from virginia b |
How much is the trolley ride