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best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

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best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

we are driving from Grants Pass to Acarta in 4 weeks,could anybody suggest a good stopping point and the most scenic route?

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1. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

There isn't much choice US 199 to Crescent City then 101 to Arcata

Edited: 09 August 2012, 23:11
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2. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

Phirl is correct -- but it's a pertty scenic drive all the way once you get a few miles out of Grants Pass.

Edited: 10 August 2012, 09:54
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3. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

Stopping point for what? It's about a two hour drive from Grants Pass to Crescent City with Cave Junction the only town of any size in-between. You'll go through the Calif Ag Inspection Station and then get into the redwoods as you near Crescent City.

Edited: 10 August 2012, 13:10
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4. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

Driving sedately and allowing for odd pit stops what would you think journey time would be?How longs a piece of string?The reason i ask is to see if it was feasible to leave Grants Pass at say 12.30 giving us time to have a boat ride but without "rushing" the onward drive afterwards.

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5. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

You should plan several stops in Redwoods

Edited: 10 August 2012, 22:24
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6. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

It appears to me that phirl and half-Brit have already answered your key questions. If you leave Grants Pass at 12:30, you should get to Crescent City by 2:30 (unless you stop for a late lunch along the way in Cave Junction and a stroll through the redwoods at Jedediah Smith State Park, just a few miles inland from Crescent City...in which case you could add another hour or more to your travel time). This still allows you to arrive at Arcata, driving "sedately" in time for tea (or a pre-dinner pint or two).

The only thing in your posting that still has me confused is your reference to a "boat ride." Are you planning this for the morning, before departing Grants Pass...or are you thinking of checking out of your lodging at 12:30 and THEN going on a boat ride before heading for Arcata? And, if so, how long will that boat ride take?

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7. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

Two hours Grants Pass to Crescent City is fairly sedate ;-) We do have some 'speed demons' on the Oregon forum but I'm not one of them, LOL!

Then from Crescent City to Arcata add about two more hours -- that's including driving Newton Drury scenic route which is *well* worth the extra 20 minutes or so.

Above times do not include stops other than one or two very quick ones.

>>giving us time to have a boat ride but without "rushing" the onward drive afterwards.<<

You are thinking of a boat ride in the morning in Grants Pass, then driving to Arcata?

Just to give you another choice, there are also jet boat rides in Klamath, CA south of Crescent City. Honestly probably not quite as dramatic scenery, though.

Cave Junction does not have a lot of quick lunch choices - the sausage place is probably your best bet, or Wild River Pizza & Brewing or Dairy Queen. Fill up your tank in Grants Pass before you leave.

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8. Re: best scenic route from grants pass to Acarta

You mean the Hellgate Jetboats? In Grants Pass on the Rogue River? If you took a breakfast ride you would still get there in good time~ and the ride is so fun!

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