One of Bend's biggest claims to outdoor fame are the endless hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, Stand Up Paddling, river floating and wilderness activities for the whole family!
Fun on the River
Nothing in the world compares to an afternoon spent canoeing, kayaking, floating, or embarking on an SUP journey by standup paddle boarding on the mighty Deschutes. This crystal-clear river winds its way through the heart of the city, so you can savor your Bend sightseeing with a side of aquatic adventure. The new Bend Whitewater Park opened September 2015 at the Colorado Avenue Dam on the Deschutes River. Open to the public and free for all to enjoy, this state-of-the-art park features a floater`s channel, a nature habitat channel, and a whitewater channel with waves created by electronically controlled pneumatic bladders.
Hiking is one of the most popular activities people enjoy when visiting Bend. Central Oregon has some of the most spectacular and beautiful hikes in the country. From mountains to waterfalls to lakes to caves and alpine trails we`ve got it all!
Discover world-class, epic & Family-friendly mountain bike trails! Once you start your adventure, you`ll see why Mountain Bike Action magazine named Bend, Oregon the best Mountain Bike Town in the country. Bend has over 277 miles of single-track trails and more being built every day. The meticulously maintained trails cater to riders of all abilities and disciplines, from beginner and kid-friendly cross country, to downhill and dirt-jumping.
Bend has come to be an Internationally renowned "climbers paradise!" Smith Rock State Park features some of the most cutting edge climbing routes in the world. Only 30 minutes north of Bend, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park is widely considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing with literally thousands of established routes to choose from, with routes from 40` to 400` theres something for everyone! Maybe hone your skills first at an indoor gym? The Bend Rock Gym provides world-class climbing experience in a cutting edge facility with high quality routes, comprehensive climbing programs, and modern fitness amenities.
With more than two dozen courses around Central Oregon, it`s no wonder Bend has been dubbed "the Palm Springs of the North." There are courses in the region to meet every skill level and budget. Bend, Oregon is home to three courses ranked among Golf Digest magazine`s 2013-14 list of America`s 100 Greatest Public Courses. So what makes golfing so great in the high desert? The upside of being shielded by the Cascade Mountains is that Bend enjoys a dry climate and plenty of sunshine - perfect for golf!
|Rated by Fly-Fisherman Magazine as one of the Top 10 fly-fishing towns in the United States, Bend is truly a fishing paradise. In addition to year-round fishing for trout and steelhead, Bend is surrounded by nationally renowned rivers, streams, and lakes that provide anglers with a mind-boggling abundance and variety of world class fishing opportunities. If flowing water gets your heart pumping, Bend, Oregon is the place for you! With four primary river systems and dozens of smaller creeks and streams, Bend offers river anglers a lifetime of fishing adventures.|
|It is time to stop worrying about hauling your adventure with you when you come to Bend on vacation. RIDE 2 YOU is a full-service concierge bicycle rental company that will have any assortment of 2 wheeled fun delivered to your door for your vacation fun. A variety of e-bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, fat tire bikes, cruisers and kids mountain bikes - any combination available for your order. Every bike goes through a 29 step inspection process to assure your fun and safety while you are here. The process is simple - head to RIDE2YOU.com and use the simple booking process - much like booking a vacation rental and reserve your bikes for when you are on vacation and in the delivery notes enter your homes address. Bikes will be delivered, ready to go when you specify. What about helmets and locks you ask? Ride 2 You has you covered - as part of your bike rental! Merely add your helmets to your bike order as you pick your bikes and they will be in the convenient container full of tricks - like chargers, suggested rides, etc.|