If you have plans of driving over Siskiyou Summit, there are a few things that you should know. Below, you will find a comprehensive guide to the Siskiyou Mountains and its roads. After your excursion, if you are looking for more fun places to explore, simply download our free Ashland, Oregon, Vacation Guide. It is full of recommendations on parks, outdoor recreation, wineries, restaurants, and more!
What You Need to Know About Siskiyou Summit
What Is the Siskiyou Summit?
Did you know that Siskiyou Summit is the highest point on Interstate 5? It is a staggering 4,310 feet in elevation! Because of its high elevation, it is prone to severe weather conditions and is often closed in the winter due to ice.
Siskiyou Summit is sometimes referred to as Siskiyou Pass. However, these two places are distinct from one another. Siskiyou Pass is approximately a half mile away from Siskiyou Summit.
About Siskiyou Pass
The original mountain pass of Siskiyou Pass has an elevation of 4,129 feet. It played a huge role in shaping Oregon’s history. In fact, it was the road that the first Euro Americans used to explore the region in the early 18th century. Wagons, stagecoaches, and railroads have all traveled this two-lane Pacific Highway. Today, the mountain pass is used by automobiles.
Like Siskiyou Summit, the elevation at Siskiyou Pass makes it prone to severe weather in the winter. Often times, the pass is closed due to snow and ice. Remember to always check current road conditions before planning your trip!
The Best Places to Enjoy the Siskiyou Mountains
If you are planning a trip to Siskiyou Pass, chances are that you are looking to explore the mountains! Read our blogs on biking, hiking, and kayaking to find some of our favorite places to enjoy the mountains in Southern Oregon.
- 5 of the Most Amazing Waterfalls Near Ashland.
- What You Need to Know About Mountain Biking in Southern Oregon.
- 5 of the Best Hiking Trails in Ashland. You will find one of them on our property at Country Willows B&B Inn!
Where to Stay
After a day of exploring the Siskiyou Mountains, head home to Country Willows B&B Inn to enjoy the best of what Southern Oregon offers. Our boutique inn is only minutes away from the bustling theater town of downtown Ashland. In addition, our property enjoys the peacefulness of Southern Oregon’s countryside, all complete with hiking trails, a lovely duck pond, and stunning views of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges.
Our Willow Room features a king-size and twin bed, splendid views of our large cascading willow tree, and full bath. In addition, we offer each of our guests daily farm-to-table breakfast, access to our heated pool, free high-speed internet, and more. If you are ready to plan your Southern Oregon getaway, check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to host you at Country Willows B&B Inn.
After taking a drive to the peaks of Siskiyou Summit, explore more of what Southern Oregon offers! Read our blog on the best places for kayaking in Ashland.