|Location||Glide, Oregon, USA|
|Coordinates||43°17′52″N 123°06′08″W / 43.29778°N 123.10222°W|
|Area||7 ha (17 acres)|
The Colliding Rivers is the name of the confluence of Little River into the North Umpqua River at Glide, Oregon, approximately 12 miles (19 km) east-northeast of Roseburg. It is known as Colliding Rivers because of the nearly head-on angle at which the streams meet, the only place in the state of Oregon where a river meets its tributary in such a straight angle. Prior to the point of the Colliding Rivers, the Little River approaches from the south and the North Umpqua has completed a sharp bend and intersects the Little River.
The Colliding Rivers is on the west side of the town of Glide, which is accessed off Oregon Route 138. Interstate 5 connects to Route 138 from the West and U.S. Route 97 from the East.
Route 138 has a rest area and viewpoint adjacent to the Colliding Rivers Visitor Center that includes a comfort station, plus several interpretive panels about the area and its natural phenomenon.
The Colliding Rivers area is a constricted spot of the two rivers because of several large rock formations. Within a 5 mile radius surrounding the Colliding Rivers point there are many straight river routes leading to several class 2 and 2+ pool drop rapids with frequent 2–3 feet standing waves.
- ^ "Rogue–Umpqua Scenic Byway:Colliding Rivers". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- ^ Giordano, Pete (2012). Frommer's Oregon. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 1118236947. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- ^ Giordano, Pete (2012). Moon Spotlight Ashland & Southern Oregon. Avalon Travel. p. 103. ISBN 1612381596. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- ^ Giordano, Pete (2004). Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon Rivers. The Mountaineers Books. p. 103. ISBN 0898868157. Retrieved 21 May 2014.