On Day 1, shuttle from Medford to the beginning of today’s hike. Lodgepole pine and Shasta red fir forests dominate the scene as we hike the short Annie Creek Trail in Crater Lake National Park.
This afternoon we’ll hike Dutton Creek Trail in Crater Lake National park. Recognized worldwide as a scenic wonder, America’s deepest lake was formed when 12,000 foot Mount Mazama collapsed nearly 6 centuries ago.
Upon reaching the crater rim, we are awed by the lake’s mesmerizing deep blue.
For the next 2 evenings we overnight in hand-picked lakeside rooms at Crater Lake Lodge, perched on the lake’s rim.
Tonight we dine in Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room, Crater Lake's premier fine dining establishment. The dining room features Northwest cuisine made with choice Oregon-grown ingredients. Sample the best of what Oregon has to offer, from the freshest, locally-grown mushrooms and berries to Rogue Valley cheeses and wines.
About Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake National Park is one of the country's crown jewels. No place else on earth combines a deep pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost 2,000 feet high; a picturesque island and a violent volcanic past.
Begin your journey by lodging in the historic Crater Lake Lodge, the only “in-Park” lodging where you will be surrounded by an authentic rustic northwest atmosphere. Enjoy morning coffee as you watch the sun rise over the lake, or spend a quiet evening relaxing by the fireplace. Spend your days gazing at the lake from more than 20 scenic overlooks during a breathtaking trip around Crater Lake on Rim Drive.