Summer Tours, Adventures and Things to Do In Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon visitors get to choose from an endless list of summer tours and adventures. Endless outdoor adventures are topped by hip craft breweries, action-packed events, and summer experiences that make Bend an amazing summer tour destination.

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Summer tours in Bend. There are few better jumping-off points for day trips and overnight camping sites with rugged tent camper rentals to lesser-known places. Bend is also the perfect place to begin multi day getaways to some of Oregon’s least crowded and absolutely incredible sights. Here are a few road-trip ideas to get you going.

Crater Lake Adventure Tent Camper Rentals in Bend

Crater Lake National Park can seem remote from everywhere but renting a rugged tent camper in Bend can get you there in style. The north rim is only a two-hour drive south of Bend, all on accessible highways, too. Stop to take in different angles as you circle the massive blue gem on 33-mile Rim Drive. Rim Drive and the park’s North Entrance close to car traffic with the first big snowfall, typically in mid-October, and stay closed until around June; during the snowy months, Rim Drive becomes a trail for snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Don’t miss a stop at 100-plus-year-old Crater Lake Lodge, where Oregon huckleberries and salmon come with a bucket-list view.

High Desert Tours and Adventures

From Bend,take your tent camper rental and drive south and east through the Warner Mountains to the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, where the pronghorn and bighorn sheep roam. Dip around the mountain and north to Frenchglen and Steens Mountain, a fault-block majesty overlooking the serene Alvord Desert. From there it’s a quick four-hour jaunt east to the dramatic volcanic spires of Leslie Gulch in the Owyhee Canyonlands on Oregon’s easternmost boundary, a remote natural area larger than both Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks.

Helicopter Tours of The Cascades Range in Bend, Oregon

If you want to cram in as much summer adventure here in Bend as possible, and time is tight, take a summer helicopter tour of the Cascade Range with Big Mountain Helicopter Tours. Located just minutes from downtown Bend, you’ll be front and center for Bend’s BEST summer tours at 10,000 feet over the snow-capped cascade range. Fun for the whole family!