Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive
Length: 145 miles / 232.0 km
Time to Allow: Plan to spend from 6 hours to several days exploring
Aufderheide Drive is reached from the Eugene-Springfield area either by
traveling the McKenzie Highway (Hwy. 126) to a point 3.5 miles above Blue
River or by traveling Highway 58 and then turning north to Westfir. The
road travels along the South Fork of the McKenzie River and the North
Fork of the Willamette River and through Box Canyon.
Aufderheide Drive was named after Robert Aufderheide, the Willamette National
Forest Supervisor from 1954 until his death in 1959.
consists of paved roads which carve a path through scenic forests, the
historic logging community of Westfir, the Constitution Grove, Box Canyon
Guard Station, the Aufderheide Memorial, Cougar Reservoir and the McKenzie
follows the Middle and North Forks of the Willamette River, up Box Canyon
and down the South Fork and main fork of the McKenzie River. A number
of interpretive signs are located along the Aufderheide Memorial Drive
for your enjoyment. Large signs explain the drive as one enters Forest
Service lands outside of Westfir and Blue River.
© National Scenic Byways / U.S. Department of Transportation