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.Plan to visit Colliding Rivers Viewpoint and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glide attractions using our Glide day trip website.
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 section 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.
Colliding Rivers Viewpoint reviews
We felt such a positive energy here. It is such a special place. We even saw some people float down the river. This was a perfect place to take pictures and spend a later afternoon.
A nice place about 15 miles east of Roseburg. Best to see in the spring when rivers are full. Interesting history
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