Oregon Route 27
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||44.78 mi (72.07 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
|South end:||US 20 near Brothers|
|North end:||US 26 in Prineville|
Oregon Route 27 is an Oregon state highway, known as the Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway, or, more formally, the Crooked River Highway No. 14 (see Oregon highways and routes). It is located in Deschutes County and Crook County. OR 27 has the distinction of being one of the only state highways in Oregon which is partially unpaved; out of a 45-mile (72 km) total length, an 18½ mile stretch of the highway is gravel.
OR 27 has its southern terminus at a junction with U.S. Route 20 at Brothers, east of Bend. It runs north, along the Crooked River, towards Prineville Reservoir and the city of Prineville. It terminates in Prineville at a junction with U.S. Route 26.
The highway is commonly known as the Les Schwab Highway, as it serves a significant amount of freight traffic for the Les Schwab tire company, which is headquartered in Prineville. There have been numerous proposals over the years to pave the highway in its entirety; but no such projects have been undertaken due to lack of funding.
- Note: mileposts do not reflect actual mileage due to realignments.
|Deschutes||42.51||US 20 – Bend, Brothers|