We’ve gathered our top tips for planning trips to Bend Oregon, from directions to town to tips on planning for the weather. And maybe some recommendations on finding the best beers in town as well—see them below!
Bend Oregon Visitors Guide for How to Get Here
Getting to Bend isn’t difficult, especially once you finish reading out Bend Oregon visitors guide. Fifteen miles north of Bend in Redmond is Roberts Field (RDM), which is serviced by American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines. There are direct flights from Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. There are two private plane airports as well, the Bend Municipal Airport and the Sunriver Resort Airport.
Bend Ale Trail App
Want to bike to your next beer? There’s an app for that. The Bend Ale Trail app charts the locations of 14 of Bend’s microbreweries so you’ll always know whether you’re close to great beer. Of course, don’t have to bike to the next microbrewery, but a lot of people do in this bike friendly town.
Plan for the Weather
If you’re heading to Bend to hike or backpack, be aware that the snow sticks around much longer. This is the high desert, after all. Snow comes early and stays late, and winter in Bend can bring up to 40 inches of snow. So plan accordingly: Check weather reports and call the chamber of commerce.
If you’re planning your trips to Bend Oregon, call local ranger stations to check on trail statuses. Don’t be surprised to find that there’s snow on some of the most highly trafficked paths as late as May. Visit TripCheck.com for more travel updates.
Visiting state parks and national monuments requires passes, though the good news is that you can purchase passes at most parks the day-of. In case you’re coming from the area, know that you need an Oregon State Parks Pass for Smith Rock State Park and Tumalo State Park. Other areas such as Newberry National Volcanic Monument require a Northwest Forest Pass.
Timing for Snow Sports
If you’re coming here to ski or snowboard, Mount Bachelor usually opens for winter activities Thanksgiving weekend and usually closes in mid-May.
For more tips and answers to your questions, contact us or send us a message on our website or app so we can help you book your Bend vacation rental. We live, work and play here, and we’d love to share our knowledge with you and provide you with a Bend Oregon visitors guide!