Go further, see more, on this incredible helicopter adventure over to the backside of the magnificent Cascade Range. The McKenzie River is a fast moving 90-mile tributary of the Willamette River, it drains part of the Cascade Range and flows westward into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley through lush green sub tropical rainforest.The Cascades are a unique part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, the ring of volcanoes and associated mountains around the Pacific Ocean. In fact all of the eruptions in the contiguous United States over the last 200 years have been from Cascade volcanoes.
While the McKenzie is our focus this scenic helicopter tour will also highlight the Three Sisters and a wide variety of terrain. On our return trip we’ll say hello to the Cascade lakes outside of Bend. The Cascade Range is still active to this day. Mt St Helens (which you can see on most flights) to our North remains hot after a devastating and well known eruption in 1980.
Our McKenzie River helicopter adventure depart from our private heliport in Bend, Oregon and the tour includes aerial views of the City of Bend, The Old Mill and the Deschutes River as well as the spectacular snow capped Cascade Range with it’s soaring volcanic peaks. The tour is hosted aboard one of our comfortable and air-conditioned green helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, clear passenger to pilot communications and in cabin air-conditioning.
You’ll love getting up close to the Cascades and views of the lush green river valleys that are all yours to discover.