Bend, Oregon is a small little mountain town with a combination of magical scenery and natural wonders; that’s why it’s so special. Some of the unforgettable and awe-inspiring spots around this piece of paradise becken you to explore and be inspired.
Bend Oregon’s Cascade Range by Helicopter
Our Cascades helicopter tours showcase the 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. You’ll be front and center in your private helicopter to see the after effects of our last “big one” at Broken Top Mountain 100,000 years ago, revealing the colorful insides of our very own complex stratovolcano and high altitude glacial lake at 10,000 feet.
River Rafting and Epic Summer Floats
The Deschutes River is not only geographically in the heart of Bend; it’s also embedded in the hearts of this river-loving city’s inhabitants. And water-based recreation on this river abounds. Kayak, float, or tube the river, or stop by the Bend Whitewater Park (located right in the Deschutes River) to enjoy three different channels for different types of adventure. The habitat channel offers calmer recreation and a chance to explore the environment, while the whitewater channel boasts four exciting wave features for adrenaline-packed thrills. Oh, and don’t forget about stand-up paddleboarding on this river! Back in 2014, Bend was named Outside Magazine’s “best SUP getaway”, and with a number of local outfitters that offer classes and rentals, it’s easy to get on the water.
Whether you choose to carve down the slopes at Mount Bachelor in winter, or navigate the Deschutes River in summer, or simply amble around town sampling the local brews on offer, Bend Oregon offers up a near-endless supply of fun adventures and tours. Let’s play!