You can snowboard, horseback ride, drink beer, backpack, climb mountains and do a little shopping all in a weekend in Bend. Like Hood River to the north, this area is an adventure capital of the west and has a vast amount of Bend activities.
Bend is known for drawing a primarily hipster crowd, and beer is a primary reason. But don’t let that discourage you from finding a brewery tour. This is the home of microbreweries of Pacific Northwest fame such as 10 Barrel, Deschutes and Crux Fermentation Project. Bend is known as Beer Town USA. It’s got the highest number of microbreweries per capita in the nation.
The area is home to plenty of Bend activities, such as has hiking, backpacking, trail running and mountain biking. You’ll find trails for all skill levels and all sports. The tough part is choosing one. Popular trails include the four-mile round trip to Tumalo Falls, the Green Lakes Trail, Paulina and East Lakes and the Deschutes River Trail. Check out BendTrails.com to find your favorite.
The Adventure Bend Activities
You can whitewater raft, rock climbing, snowboard and ski, mountain bike, dirt bike, trail run and more while you’re here. Bend gets a special spirit from its adventure sports. It welcomes dirtbags from around the region to find new passions and reinvigorate old ones on its stunning landscape.
The high desert country is one of the most stunning landscapes in all of the Pacific Northwest. It’s a dry country that’s also lush with juniper, aspen, alder and ponderosa pine trees. Summers here can reach into the mid-80s and offer perfect weather for climbing, biking and more. The winters are long and very snowy. The horizon is marked by snow-capped mountains and the air is always crisp.
Three Deschutes County’s landscape features have developed a sort of dirtbag fame in the region: South Sister, the Deschutes River and Smith Rock State Park. Smith Rock is considered the climbing mecca in the Pacific Northwest. The Deschutes River is one of the best places in the region to white water raft. If you’re looking an activity that’s on the more chill side, the Deschutes has renowned fly-fishing opportunities.
The beer, the trails, the adventure sports, the landscape—case closed. Bend is a must when you’re traveling in the Pacific Northwest. Call us or visit our website today to book your vacation rental and to learn more about Bend things to do!