Bend, Oregon is also known as the best little mountain town in the Pacific Northwest for visitors year round. We’re home to pleasant locals, over 30 breweries, 15 snow-capped mountains for exploring and flying over, more than 30 Cascade Lakes, over 300 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 22 golf courses, Smith Rock State Park, and word class skiing. What are you plans?
Attractions and Tours in Central Oregon
Go Mountain Biking – There are plenty of trails to ride just minutes away in Bend. Phil’s trail complex is located on Skyliner Road and there are several trails leaving from Wanoga Sno-park as well as the river trail. Call the folks at Cog Wild for all things single track and beyond.
Take a Helicopter Mountain Tour – This is a “must do” helicopter flight on your next vacation to Bend, Sisters, or Sunriver Resort. With stunning Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our pilots will take you and your friends on a unique 60 mile journey to our very own rimrock Grand Canyons and beyond. Over the past 300,000 years the Crooked River has carved deep canyons into the volcanic bedrock outside of Bend, it is here we will introduce you to a host of unique locations including the world famous Smith Rock State Park.
Explore Summer on Mt Bachelor – Mt. Bachelor isn’t just a winter paradise; it’s also a great place to visit in the summer. Make a reservation to enjoy sunset dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. Try out the downhill mountain bike park, Frisbee golf course or take a scenic chairlift ride to have lunch with breathtaking views. Be sure to bring your camera!
Float The Deschutes River – Relax on any inflatable device in the water and float down the Deschutes River from the Old Mill District to Drake Park. It is a must do on your list of all things Bend. Rental equipment is available from Sun Country Tours at Riverbend Park including tubes and life vests. Join the crowd and float down the river then ride the shuttle back to Riverbend Park.