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Rim Drive leads 33 miles around Crater Lake. It is split into two sections: West and East. West Rim Drive consists of the portion of the roadway from North Junction to the Steel Information Center. West Rim Drive usually opens in mid-June and closes with the first substantial snowstorm.

East Rim Drive is substantially longer and more windy than West Rim Drive. It leaves the lake side several times to navigate around various landmarks. Along the southeastern side of the lake the roadway rounds Cloudcap, Dutton Ridge and Vidae Ridge, which removes it from the lakeshore for most of the distance. East Rim Drive opens approximately one month after West Rim Drive, usually in mid-July.

Elevation: 7,025 Feet

Ending elevation: 6,440 Feet

Distance: 33 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Directions: From North Entrance Station, Drive southward into the park approximately 8.5 miles to Rim Drive.

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Crater Lake National Park

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (541)594-3000
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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