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Bend, Oregon is a mecca for outdoor recreation. Visit Bend, OR online by perusing the official Bend, Oregon visitors guide. Over 100 pages filled with activities and photos of Bend, Oregon in Deschutes County. The opportunities in Bend are endless... Skiing, mountain biking, SUP paddle boarding, fishing, hiking, and so much more. Oregon is a beautiful state, and Bend is the jewel of Oregon. Come explore Central Oregon with local Realtor Greg Broderick, a Bend Oregon real estate broker and huge fan of Bend, OR! Visit http://www.BendRealEstate.com to learn more about homes for sale in Bend, OR #inBend #Oregon

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We don’t like to brag. But if others want to boast about Bend’s breathtaking mountains, shimmering lakes, and hip cosmopolitan appeal, we’ll step aside with an “aw, shucks” smile and let them have their say. And boy do they have plenty to say! From The New York Times praising Bend’s hoppin’ craft beer scene, to Dog Fancy magazine lauding the city’s abundant recreation for twoand four-legged travelers, major publications can’t stop buzzing about what makes Bend the hottest outdoor playground in the country. Here’s what the nation’s top media is saying about Bend…

Does your mouth water for linguine misto mare served with a crisp pinot grigio in a romantic Italian bistro? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a cozy pub where the music is loud, the mac and cheese gooey, and the beer hoppy. Satisfy any craving when you dine out in Bend. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 2

“Whoever Bend, Bend, visits moves to people warned me. So frequently, in fact, that I took it to be the official motto of this always sunny central Oregon playground – a blessedly bipolar high-desert home base, where you can trail run along the rushing Deschutes River in the morning and hit the snowy slopes of Mt. Bachelor in the afternoon. My kind of town…Bend remains a decidedly unpretentious community, where folks prefer moonlight snowshoes over movies, and unfussy hotel rooms run about $100 a night.” -Sunset Magazine “There are plenty of great mountain bike towns in America, but most have a downside…That brings us to our pick for the best mountain biking town in America. A drum roll, please. Bend, Oregon. The place was originally named Farewell Bend, because early travelers were so bummed to continue their trip west. All the things that attracted those early pioneers are what attract mountain bikers today. Don’t believe us? We’ve got thirty-five reasons to back up our claim that Bend is the best mountain biking town in America.” -Mountain Bike Action

Bend is the ultimate water-park, without the long lines. Take a quiet dip in a mountain lake, or get your adrenaline fix surging through whitewater rapids. If it’s wet stuff you crave, your Deschutes Paddle Trail guide can show you the way to a splashin’ good time. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 4

“Every place has its season – when living there makes you feel blessed. In Bend, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, the showcase season happens to be, well, all of them. Take a midsummer night. It’s light until nearly 9:30 pm, plenty of time to lob Wooly Buggers into crisp holes on the Deschutes River after work or hop on a bike to catch Beck at the amphitheater. You can ski through May and mountain bike all year and 10,000-foot volcanoes dominate the skyline. And there’s a lot of good beer: six breweries for 80,000 people, plus swanky restaurants, art walks, and film festivals.” -Outside Magazine “Bend can thank a tumultuous volcanic history for its stunning landscape of snowcapped volcanoes, lumpy lava flows, and crystalline lakes. Newberry National Monument Volcanic showcases lava tubes,cinder cones, glassy black obsidian flows, and a lava cast forest, where molten lava solidified around old-growth ponderosa pines.” -USA Today Go Escapes magazine

Listen. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of serenity, punctuated by the soft chirp of crickets and the thrum of your own heartbeat. Savor the perfume of sunbaked desert sage in perfect silence, or enjoy the crunch of lava rock beneath your bike tires. Make your own special soundtrack in this high desert wonderland. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 6

“A m o n g cities in beer-crazy Oregon, Bend now has the most craft breweries per capita. Some locals have started calling this “Beer City USA.” More breweries are opening soon… Before happiness was measured by hoppy-ness here, visitors came for skiing, river sports, hiking and mountain biking in nearby Deschutes National Forest, or rock climbing on world-famous Smith Rock, just up Highway 97. Maybe it was natural that a town full of extreme skiers, crazy paddlers and rock jocks would take to beer.” -The Seattle Times “With 300 days of sunshine a year (as many as Arizona, even India!) in the high desert country of Central Oregon, Bend is an ideal place for fair weather bike riders. Further enticement to self-power is the allure of beer refueling stations. Biking along the Bend Ale Trail, with seven craft breweries (and counting) within easy pedaling distance, makes for a fun weekend of sipping, sampling pub fare, and sightseeing around the bike-friendly city of Bend.” -Northwest Palate

If the last place you saw your own reflection was the bathroom mirror, it’s time to get your feet wet. Think of how magnificent you’ll look with the sunset shimmering behind you in a cool mountain lake. Odds are good you’ll be sporting a big, satisfied grin that wasn’t there the last time you looked. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 8

“The City of Bend, Ore – a place where dogs both work and play, ski and swim – claims the DogTown USA title for 2012... Bend beckons dog owners with an abundance of pooch-included sports, activities, and events.” -Dog Fancy (naming Bend the dog friendliest city in the nation) “A few decades ago, Willamette Valley residents discovered little a secret. Just a three-hour drive east over the mountains carried them to a vacation paradise. In Central Oregon, the skies were sunny and wide open, views of the Cascade Range and the sagebrush-covered high desert went on for days. In the winter, powdery snow perfect for skiing fell on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor. The long, bright days of summer brought golf, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, fishing and more – too much to cover in even a long weekend, plenty to happily fill a week . . . Endless recreation and sunny skies are exactly as they’ve always been, but in the last decade Central Oregon has been utterly transformed in terms of culture. Now, top-tier restaurants, arts, theater, entertainment, classy resorts and four-star hotels round out the Central Oregon experience.” -Portrait of Portland

Who says snow-play is for kids? While it’s true the youngsters will love snowball fights and cocoa, we guarantee grownups can find snow-bliss too, whether you’re shredding the slopes or making snow angels under a starry sky. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 10

DISCOVER BEND :: WHERE TO STAY :: WHAT TO DO :: HOW TO GET HERE :: PLAN A MEETING/EVENT :: MOVE HERE table of contents FEATURES 13 :: DISCOVER BEND 15 :: WHERE TO STAY 21 :: WHAT TO DO Nestled on the “sunny side” of the Cascade Range, discover all Bend has to offer. Seeking a cozy mountain getaway or the convenience of a downtown hotel? You have plenty of options. In a place this exciting, there’s so much to do yet so little time to get it all in. 85 :: HOW TO GET HERE 91 :: PLAN A MEETING 95 :: MOVE HERE Whether it has wings, wheels or makes waves it doesn’t really matter. We’re just around the Bend. Plan your next event in the playground we call Central Oregon...and don’t forget to bring along the family. The hardest part of visiting Bend is leaving Bend. Learn why you may just want to become a certified Bendite. Official Bend Visitor Guide www.visitbend.com mobile: visitbend.com/mobile Toll Free 1-866-292-0141 To advertise in the official visitor guide for Bend, contact us at (541) 382-8048 or info@visitbend.com 11 Cover photo by Mike Putnam/Pacific Crest Stock. All rights reserved; reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission from Visit Bend. Copyright 2012-2014 . Printed in the USA on paper containing a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content. Connect & Share Your Bend Vacation | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

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DISCOVER BEND OUTDOOR PURSUITS :: PRISTINE BEAUTY :: COSMO COOL 13 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

DISCOVER BEND DISCOVER BEND Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. The historic downtown mixes cosmo cool with homegrown friendliness. A high desert climate just below snow-laden peaks, the city of Bend has towering Ponderosa pines, twisting junipers and the Deschutes River running through it. Turn around and you’ll find sparkling waterfalls, alpine lakes, fragrant sagebrush, and hillsides glistening with ancient black obsidian lava. If you’re intoxicated by more urban surroundings, let your palate lead you to one of 14—and counting—award-winning craft breweries. You can sample locally crafted artisan smooth lagers, well-balanced pale ales, malty stouts and chocolaty porters. And when you’re ready to refuel for the next day’s adventure, Bend has drawn some of America’s most innovative and accomplished chefs, whose restaurants have garnered international accolades. Whether you crave contemporary versions of European and Italian classics, upscale American ranch, Japanese, or wood-fired pizza, you’ll find the very best of culinary culture in Bend. And scattered among all these great restaurants, there’s ample nourishment for the soul—professional live theater, music, galleries, museums and festivals of art, film and literature. Whether you ski it, ride it, hike it, climb it, bike it, raft it, paddle it, fish it, golf it, stroll it, shop it, dine it, or run it with a baby-jogger, don’t take our word for it—or even theirs—live it yourself! toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 14

W H E R E T O S TAY HOTELS MOTELS RESORTS :: VACATION HOMES :: BED & BREAKFASTS :: RV CAMPGROUNDS 15 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

WHERE TO STAY W H E R E T O S TAY When it comes to vacation lodging, we all have different needs. Some of us crave sticky s’mores in a tent under the stars, while others want luxury spa services and a frosty drink by the pool. No matter what sort of vacationer you are, we’ve got you covered in Bend. And don’t feel you need to choose between being close to restaurants and shopping, or enjoying a quiet spot in the woods with a Jacuzzi. In Bend, you can have it all, with plenty of cozy hideaways tucked in the trees near the Old Mill District. Craving the coziness of a bed & breakfast? We’ve got several to choose from, with a few located within walking distance of downtown Bend and historic Drake Park. If you prefer the privacy of your own vacation home, you’ll love the variety of options scattered throughout town. Whether you’re craving a trendy boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, or a wellknown chain conveniently located just off the highway, Bend can meet your needs. Planning a conference and yearning for a state-of-the-art convention center with gorgeous views of the Deschutes? We’ve got you covered there, too. And hey, if you’re here on a budget and just want a no-frills room that’s clean and inviting, we’re happy to recommend our favorite inexpensive hotspots. No matter where you lay your head, the pillows always feel softer in Bend. >> Find more at visitbend.com/stay toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 16

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W H E R E T O S T A Y STAY HERE Sleep Inn of Bend 877-424-6423 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The Oxford Hotel 877-440-8436 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 The Red Lion Hotel 800-RED-LION 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Super 8 Bend 800-800-8000 32 33 34 35 36 37 McMenamins Old St. Francis 541-382-5174 38 39 40 41 More lodging continued on next page toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 18

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W H AT T O D O WHERE TO PLAY :: SHOP :: EAT & DRINK :: SPA :: BEND’S ART & SOUL :: KIDS PLAY 21 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

WHERE TO PLAY W H E R E T O P L AY If Bend is the outdoor playground of the west, you should know up front this is no ordinary jungle gym. Tucked between snow-covered peaks and high desert plateaus, Bend has evolved from a sleepy lumber town to an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of active vacation pursuits. Play is non-negotiable during your visit to Bend. Your morning coffee is still warm when you hit the Cascade Mountains and the Deschutes National Forest just minutes outside Bend. You can carve fresh tracks on the snow-covered slopes of Mt. Bachelor, cast a fly into the trout-filled waters of the Deschutes River, or simply walk through the soulstirring beauty of the Three Sisters mountain range. Inner child unleashed, you’re up for more. And don’t forget your sunscreen: Bend has nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Back in town, afternoon temperatures are warm, so it’s off with the jacket and out with the clubs. Be picky if you like – the Bend area offers more than two dozen scenic, challenging golf courses from the industry’s top course designers. The last hole lands you at the start of hundreds of miles of spectacular single track mountain biking trails. Road biking? How about 100 miles of organic eye candy – the Cascade Lakes Highway alongside stunning alpine lakes. Or, if it’s a leisurely pedal that suits you, coast your cruiser to hip eateries, fashionable boutiques and then to an outdoor concert on the banks of the picturesque Deschutes River. The Deschutes is home to fly-fishermen, rafters, kayakers and inflatable tubers. Got an urge to try something new? Oodles of outfitters can hook you up with a standup paddleboard and a quick lesson to have you skimming the glassy surface of the river. >> Find more at visitbend.com/play toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 22

Run to the Sun “In my travels, I run trails all over the U.S., but I’m always eager to return home to run on the trails in Bend. Bend is a haven for trailrunning enthusiasts.” ~ Brook Gardner-Editor, Race Center Northwest Magazine With more than 200 miles of single-track trail plus hundreds more miles of old logging and forest roads, Bend is indeed a trail-runners’ paradise. And the editors of Outside Magazine agree with us – they named Bend the #1 trail-running town in the United States. Phil’s Trailhead: The hub of Bend’s single-track trail network, Phil’s offers everything from flat and fast to rolling and technical jaunts. Farewell Bend: A fun workout just minutes from downtown and the Old Mill District, this 3-mile loop trail that runs along both sides of the Deschutes River from Farewell Bend Park is a scenic respite from the everyday world. Shevlin Park: A favorite of those looking for a run in a tranquil setting, the 6-mile Shevlin Park loop trail winds its way through old-growth trees and makes two crossings over the fast-flowing, crystal clear Tumalo Creek. Deschutes River Trail: In town starting at the end of NW First Street and just out of town off Century Drive, the Deschutes River Trail winds its way through “classic” Central Oregon scenery of open meadows, thick forests and towering lava rock formations. >> Find more at visitbend.com/run In the mood to compete? Bend’s foot-racing season starts in spring and ends in fall. Here are a few of the epic races that might catch your breath: Dirty Half Flagline 50K Haulin’ Aspen Happy Girls Half Marathon Oyster Off-Road Adventure Race Pacific Crest Triathlon & Festival Ruff Run Three Sisters Marathon Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Deschutes Dash Cascade Lakes Relay LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250

Hiking Haven inspired music in your riverside campsite by night. “There’s never a season here when you can’t find a satisfying trail to explore. You could spend a lifetime hiking around Bend, and there will always be one more adventure awaiting you.” ~ Eric Denzler, Bend Parks & Rec. Outdoor Programs Coordinator For kayakers and rafters, a popular Deschutes River run is from Aspen Camp to Lava Island Falls via the Big Eddy rapids. This Class III+ run is a few miles south of Bend and is best undertaken from late spring until late fall. Daily guided rafting adventures are offered on this stretch of river by both Sun Country Tours and the Seventh Mountain River Company. From high alpine hikes in the mountains with breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks and turquoise lakes to inspiring desert jaunts through lava flows, sage brush, and juniper trees, Bend is a world-renowned hiker’s paradise. And if you only have a few minutes to get a taste of the great outdoors, indulge in Bend’s Urban Trail System that offers inspiring hikes right in the heart of the city. See page 39 for a detailed list of our favorite hikes. Apart from the Deschutes, the Cascade Lakes region, a short drive from Bend, is a mecca for recreation and touring kayak paddlers and canoeists from all over the world. A fold-out section of BPTA’s map will help you navigate the dozen pristine lakes. WHERE TO PLAY Like trail runners, avid hikers share the trails at Phil’s Trailhead, Shevlin Park, the Deschutes River Trail and other local favorite single-track areas. Your only worry will be not having enough time to tackle all of the striking terrain. In town, local kayakers gather at the First Street Rapids Park, to play in the rapid’s waters and to hone their skills before slipping into faster current. The popular townie river float, from Farewell Bend Park to Mirror Pond, is a delightful way to cool off on a hot summer’s afternoon. >> Find more at visitbend.com/paddle >> Find more at visitbend.com/hike Paddle Play Paddle-sports are the fastest growing segment of Bend’s self-propelled sports scene. On the Deschutes River, there’s flatwater and whitewater for avid kayakers, canoeists and rafters as well as the popular town run that attracts thousands of floaters in everything from inflatable mattresses to inner tubes throughout the summer months. A major paddle-sport development has been the formation of the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) to create a long-distance Deschutes River trail from the river’s headwaters to Lake Billy Chinook. BPTA maps, available at the Bend Visitor Center, show put-ins, take-outs, camping spots and the difficulty of each section of the river trail. Future plans call for the addition of whitewater play features in the Deschutes as it flows through town. New for summer 2012, Ouzel Outfitters offers Acoustic River Adventures that combine a river paddle experience with live local music. Spend two days and one night rafting and camping on the lower Deschutes with local musicians. Shoot the rapids by day, and enjoy gourmet meals, local brews and BLOG FIND THE SECRET SPOTS WHERE OUR VISIT BEND TEAM L I K E S T O P L AY Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “volunteers” toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 24

W h a t ’s S U P ? Want to check out Bend’s lakes and rivers from a totally new perspective? Give standup paddleboarding (SUP) a shot. You’ve probably seen the sport on TV or even on a visit to Hawaii. Riders stand on a large surfboard and maneuver with a long, lightweight, single-blade paddle. Sometimes there’s a dog on the front of the board, and always there’s a smile on the rider’s face. On any summer day, you’ll see paddlers of all ages and fitness levels making their way through the middle of town on the Deschutes River. There are a number of outfitters in Bend that offer standup paddleboard lessons ranging from twohour group lessons to private and semi-private options. They supply all the gear, including boards, paddles, life jackets, water shoes, and even cool weather gear if needed. It’s up to you to supply the muscle. For those already comfortable on a paddleboard, renting equipment and setting out on your own is another great option. The marina at Elk Lake Resort offers equipment rental for use on the lake. Sun Country Tours, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, StandOn Liquid, Walkin’ On Water, and Standup Paddle Bend rent equipment, including the tie-downs to mount the board on your car. >> Find more at visitbend.com/sup BLOG I T ’ S PA D D L E PA L O O Z A I N B E N D ! GET THE SCOOP O N S TA N D U P PA D D L E B O A R D I N G Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “standup”

B i k e To w n U S A “From desert riding to high mountain trails, the diversity of trails combined with our four seasons, make Bend riding special.” ~ Carl Decker, U.S. Road Cycling Champion & International Mountain Bike Racer (and rally car racer extraordinaire) Dubbed “Bike Town USA,” Bend is a town where cycling is a way of life. From world-class mountain biking trails and endless road biking routes, to our famous Urban Trail System and cycling-friendly bike lanes, Bend is a cyclist’s paradise. And if you’re simply looking for a relaxing tour on your favorite cruiser bike, you’ll be in good cycling company. Fat Tire Nir vana Maybe you’re a hardcore mountain biker with a lust for log jumps and pump tracks. Maybe you’re a beginner whose only noteworthy cycling experience is pedaling to the end of the driveway to get the mail. No matter which category you belong to, Bend has over 300 miles of varied single track right outside town, making it a top destination for great cross-country riding. Riders across the country agree – Mountain Bike Action magazine named Bend “the best mountain biking town in America”. We aren’t surprised. With an amazing trail system offering cross-country trails and gorgeous scenery around every turn, your mountain biking adventure is sure to include all the forests, lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers and wildlife you can handle. about trail conditions, since snow can pose challenges at certain times of the year. Phil’s Trail is a common starting point for many mountain biking adventures. Metolius Windigo, Marvins Gardens, and Shevlin trails offer great options for beginners. The Newberry Crater loop gives riders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride around a volcano, with a plethora of wildflowers and great views to boot. More advanced riders might enjoy Funner, Whoops, Flagline, and Pump Track. The Wanoga network of trails has a wide array of advanced terrain including rock drops, log jumps, and bank turns. Going Cross-Country: A series of traditional cross-country trails fan out from Phil’s Trailhead just southwest of Bend off Century Drive. Extended out-and-back rides on the Deschutes River Trail are inspiring for their views and the variety of terrain. Long loops like the Phil’s Trailhead to Storm King and return via the Deschutes River Trail can take up to several hours to complete. Ride to Win: Fat Tire Racing in Bend. The WebCyclery Cascade Chainbreaker: May Oregon Enduro Series: June For the riders looking for the best trails, Cog Wild Bicycle Tours offers a wide range of touring options for all skill levels. Choose from a full-day guided ride from Mt. Bachelor back to Bend, as well as a half-day singletrack sampler for those seeking just a little taste. More experienced riders can check out Cog Wild’s jam-packed schedule of multi-day tours, including a Bike and Brew Weekend with visits to Bend’s world-renowned breweries. Other tour packages are available depending on interest or skill level, and customized packages are also an option for groups or individuals. High Cascades 100 National Ultra Endurance Series: July The WebCyclery Thrilla Cyclocross Series: Sept USA Cycling MTB Marathon Nat. Championships: Sept High Cascades 24: Sept Bend boasts several bike shops renting more than 15 different brands for those who prefer to leave their bike at home. You can choose from full suspension, front suspension, or 29’er frames. If you’re opting to skip the tour, be sure to pick up a copy of the “Adventure Map,” a waterproof guide sold in every local bike shop. You’ll also want to check with a shop to learn 27 Bend’s Big Fat Tour: Oct Halloween Cross Crusade: Oct US Gran Prix of Cyclocross: Dec | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

in December 2009 and 2010. Bend is also home to the famous Halloween Cross Crusade. Bend loves bike racing so look for more cross races to come! Group Road Rides & Tours: All of Bend’s bike shops offer fun group rides during the week and on weekends with special long rides staged year-round throughout the road cycling season. Catch the three-day Cascade Gran Fondo with the legendary Chris Horner every August. S C E N I C B I K E WAY Cyclocross: The four-race “Thrilla” cyclocross series takes place on Bend’s west side in September and the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in December. For the first time since 1976, Bend hosted the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway: Oregon’s scenic bikeway program establishes signed bike routes on roads and bicycle paths that provide access to national, state, or regional resources “of superlative quality and scenic splendor.” This state-designated system includes bikeways on the McKenzie Pass, the Metolius Loops, a route from Sisters to Smith Rock State Park, and Bend’s first scenic bikeway, The Twin Bridges Loop. The Twin Bridges Loop begins and ends in Bend’s historic Drake Park, and features 36 miles of intermediate terrain. The route promisess breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, rolling forests, and high desert scenery. >> Find more at visitbend.com/bike WHERE TO PLAY On the Road: Head east from the heart of Bend and the road riding is moderate in the wide open spaces on lightly trafficked roadways. Head west and the terrain is more rolling. Head north or south for loops that combine the best of moderate and challenging roadways. Easily the most popular local ride is the short (13 miles) Shevlin-Tumalo loop that takes riders from the heart of Bend to Shevlin Park, Tumalo Park and return. Popular longer loops include the 35-mile Twin Bridges route that takes riders from Bend to the town of Tumalo, then north to cross the Deschutes River and return. East of Bend, the 25-mile Alfalfa Market Road to Dodds Road and return is the perfect ride for getting in shape in the spring. And if there is one must-ride, it’s the ride from Bend to Mt. Bachelor and back. This 44mile ride has become a favorite way to start or end a summer or fall day. For over 30 years, the Cascade Cycling Classic, which takes place every July in Bend, is the longest ongoing stage race in the United States. Be sure to watch the Crit to see the nation’s top cyclists race through the streets of downtown Bend.

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A Course in Golf Going Disco “The light soils and dry climate offer golf courses that play firm and fast and the altitude doesn’t hurt the ego when you boom a big drive.” Not everyone plays traditional golf in Bend, as disc golf has a growing following. One course to play, just minutes from downtown, is at Central Oregon Community College. Mt. Bachelor’s lesser-known activity is an 18-hole disc golf course that stretches from the top of Outback to the West Village base. Bring your endurance, a sense of adventure and a sharp eye for this Professional Disc Golf Association-listed course. >> Find more at visitbend.com/discgolf ~ David McLay Kidd, internationally recognized golf course designer and Bend resident With 25 courses to choose from, and many of them created by golf’s best known architects, Bend has established itself as the Pacific Northwest’s premier golf destination. Apart from the variety of courses, what makes golf special here are the views of the Cascade Range. It’s often said that every hole on every Bend course is a scenic signature hole. WHERE TO PLAY A major event highlight of the golf season is the Golf World Pacific Amateur Golf Classic tournament in late August, where a maximum of 775 contestants play nine local courses during a week of play. >> Find more at visitbend.com/golf Experience Mountain Golf at it’s Finest 36 Holes of Mountain Golf, including the newly designed Glaze Meadow Golf Course Black Butte Ranch features two championship golf courses— Big Meadow and the NEW Glaze Meadow, plus spa, tennis, biking paths, horseback riding, pools, restaurants and incredible mountain scenery. Black Butte Ranch—your vacation awaits. 36 holes of mountain golf 877. 788.6706 | BlackButteRanch.com | 8 Miles West of Sisters on Hwy 20

Snow Play “When I travel, people ask where I ski at home, and I tell them, ‘on a volcano,’ which usually raises a few eyebrows.” ~ Steve Porino, NBC ski racing commentator In the early 1900s, Norwegians and Swedish immigrants arrived in Bend to work in the town’s flourishing timber mills. With them came skiing, and ever since, both alpine and crosscountry have been staples of Bend’s winter sports scene. Bend’s annual WinterFest embraces old man winter with a myriad of sporting events, ice-carving competitions & live music every February. More recently, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing have joined the list of winter activities along with dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating and tubing. Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding: Celebrating over 50 years as a ski area, Mt. Bachelor is known nationwide as a “cruisers paradise” because of its moderately angled long runs. Off those runs are enough steeps and trees to keep the more extreme skier/rider happy. When it comes to snow, Mt. Bachelor has the best powder conditions of any West Coast resort and one of the longest seasons with operations through the end of May. And if you’re contemplating terrain park and halfpipe action, Mt. Bachelor delivers: catch air in six terrain parks and a 400-foot-long Superpipe with 18 foot walls. With ubiquitous rails, pipes and huge hits on the face of a friendly mountain, this playground is a snowboarder’s nirvana. >> Find more at visitbend.com/bachelor Cross-Country Skiing: Situated across the parking lot, the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center has 55 kilometers of groomed trails for skate and classic skiing. A bit closer to town, off Century Drive, there’s close to 30 kilometers of groomed trails at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. For those who prefer un-groomed but marked trails, the Swampy Lake and Edison Sno-Park trails off the Cascade Lakes Highway is an ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle and glide into the serene. Backcountry Skiing: Because Three Sisters Wilderness and its volcanic peaks and cinder cones are so close, Bend’s backcountry skiing is among the most accessible in North America. Try Tumalo Mountain just across the road from Mt. Bachelor for a great mix of open bowl and tree skiing. Head back into the wilderness for all-day trips featuring long climbs and descents. For guided backcountry trips, contact Oregon Ski Guides. If you prefer to try it on your own, maps and supplies are available at local ski shops. Snowshoeing: From Drake Park in the heart of Bend (when there’s snow in downtown) to anywhere along the Cascade Lakes Highway, snowshoeing is becoming more and more popular in Bend. Try the marked snowshoe trails at the Edison, Swampy Lakes and Virginia Meissner Sno-Parks. Or, try an allinclusive tour led by a naturalist guide at Wanderlust Tours. Ice Skating: The outdoor rink at Seventh Mountain Resort is only 10 minutes from downtown Bend. Cozy up next to the outdoor fire pit with a hot chocolate or watch the fun from the warmth of the Rim Rock Bar. Don’t miss cosmic skate every Friday! Sledding & Tubing: Wanoga Sno-Park off the Cascade Lakes Highway offers kids and the kid-at-heart the opportunity to sled, build a snow man or a snow fort, and play in the snow to their hearts’ content. More tubing fun can be had at Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park with an 800-foot ride over rollers and slippery slopes. Dog Sledding: Trail of Dreams dog sled tours leave regularly from the Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor. Owned and operated by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter, Iditarod racer, Rachael

Scdoris, Trail of Dreams harnesses some of the sport’s top dog athletes for fun and exhilarating family rides. Snowmobiling: More than 250 miles of groomed sled trails fan out into the mountains from a variety of sno-parks less than 15 minutes from downtown Bend. For the adventurous, try an overnight excursion to Elk Lake Resort and back. >> Find more at visitbend.com/winterfun S k i i n g ’s O t h e r S e a s o n Come to Bend for her beauty, stay for the climbing. Smith Rock State Park, the birthplace of American sport climbing, is just a short drive north to Terrebonne. In the late ’70s, climbers from Europe descended on the welded tuff of this little-known treasure bringing it world acclaim and a legacy for classic sport routes. Monkey Face, one of the most photographed climbs in North America, is Smith’s prominent pinnacle. Bouldering spots abound at Smith Rock as well as along the Deschutes River Trail. Guided climbs are available from First Ascent Climbing Services or Smith Rock Climbing School, and check out the Bend Rock Gym for indoor climbing. For those who prefer their skiing or boarding on water under the hot sun, lakes nearby Bend like Lake Billy Chinook, Cultus Lake, and Wickiup and Prineville Reservoirs are popular waterskiing, jet skiing and wakeboarding/ surfing destinations. Jet ski and boat rentals are available if you don’t have your own at Lake Billy Chinook and Cultus Lake. >> Find more at visitbend.com/climb Tw o - a n d F o u r- W h e e l i n g ATV riding and dirt biking have long been part of Bend’s outdoor sports scene, with most of the action taking place on trails east of town in the Millican Valley. There are miles and miles of well-marked trails that attract riders from all over the West seeking drier terrain. Stop at one of the local moto shops for a trail map and some tips on where to find the locals’ spots. >> Find more at visitbend.com/h20 Happy Camper In the Cascades near Bend, there are dozens of out-andback, loop, and point-to-point high country backpacking treks available in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness. Car-campers and RVers will find nearly 100 campgrounds and RV resorts to choose from throughout the Deschutes National Forest and the Central Oregon region. Whether you prefer a pristine lakeside spot or the manicured grounds of a resort, you’ll find a perfect place to pitch the tent or pull out the slider. >> Find more at visitbend.com/camp >> Find more at visitbend.com/dirt F o u r- L e g g e d R i d i n g Birds-Eye View Horseback riding is historically an integral part of Bend’s way of life. From guided rides along the Deschutes River and through the Deschutes National Forest starting from the Seventh Mountain Resort to cross-country marathon rides around Gray Butte and Newberry Crater and Three Sisters Wilderness, riders have plenty of options. You can saddle up at Brasada Trails, located at Brasada Ranch, or hit the stables at Black Butte Ranch. Experience Central Oregon from the sky. Try a scenic flight in a helicopter, airplane, hang glider, or a hot air ballooon ride with Big Sky Balloon Co. to capture the full panorama of scenery. Airborne Outback offers a guaranteed window seat in one of their powered gliders. For those who have pilot dreams, try a Discovery Flight to see if you have the right stuff. Scenic tours, Discovery Flights and flight instruction are available daily at the Bend Airport with Professional Air and Leading Edge Aviation. >> Find more at visitbend.com/horse >> Find more at visitbend.com/arial WHERE TO PLAY Rock ‘n Climb

Hook, Line & Sinker “In minutes, an angler can access a variety of freshwater fishing opportunities from spring-fed, crystal-clear rivers, desert lakes and alpine lakes and reservoirs. The hardest part is deciding whether to fish for trout, steelhead or bass.” ~ Brian O’ Keefe, internationally recognized angler and photographer Long before the Bend area became famous as a self-propelled sports enthusiasts destination, it was known for its fishing. 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. Today both spin and fly-fisherman find that the area’s streams, rivers and lakes provide a lifetime of fishing action. Fly-fishing: Rated by Fly Fisherman Magazine as one of the Top 10 Fly-Fishing towns in the United States, Bend is truly a fly-fishing paradise. Cast your line over the fast-flowing Tumalo Creek below Tumalo Falls, the gin-clear Fall River south of town, and stretches of the Deschutes River either right in town or just a few miles outside Bend. There is no one best season for stream and river fishing as sections of the Deschutes are open to fly-anglers throughout the winter. In early summer, there’s a significant salmon fly hatch and, come fall, many big Browns start to migrate from the Deschutes into smaller feeder streams. When it comes to lake fishing, the Cascade Lakes region is noted for its good-sized rainbows especially in Crane Prairie Reservoir. For the ultimate challenge, try Hosmer Lake, home to large brookies and landlocked Atlantic salmon. Fly-fishing retailer Orvis, offers a free public fly-fishing casting park, situated along the Deschutes River and several ponds in the Old Mill District. Bait and Spin: Except where otherwise noted, Bend area streams, rivers and lakes are open to bait and spin fishing generally for rainbow, brook and brown trout. Bass fishing, while limited mostly to ponds, has become very popular on Crane Prairie and Wickiup reservoirs, and Davis Lake. Need an expert? A number of well-qualified guides are available to help you find those feisty fish. >> Find more at visitbend.com/fish Scenic Spots Bend’s a combination of magical scenery and natural wonders: that’s why it’s so special. Some of the unforgettable and aweinspiring spots around our little piece of paradise beckon you to explore and be inspired. Cascade Lakes Highway: Call it the Recreation Highway, the Fun Highway, or the Gateway to the High Country, the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway is all that and more. It starts out as Century Drive in Bend and as it climbs towards Mt. Bachelor becomes the Cascade Lakes Highway. After passing by the high lakes, the scenic highway becomes South Century Drive as it completes its 100-mile course through the mountains. This roadway is the lifeline for snow-sports lovers in winter, and for paddle-sports enthusiasts, cyclists, fishermen, campers, hikers, climbers and sailors in summer.

There are dozens of campgrounds along the highway, as well as small, rustic resorts at many of the lakes. Although the road is closed throughout the winter and early spring, the Cascade Lakes Highway is open by mid-June at the Mt. Bachelor intersection (weather depending), providing a gateway to the turquoise splendor of alpine lakes. Crater Lake National Park: With a variety of trails to hike with nothing but brilliant blues to gaze upon, this is a gem of the Cascade Range. In the summer months, take the Cleetwood Cove trail down to water’s edge of the seventh deepest lake in the world. Go for a dip in the 50 degree water if you dare. For the brazen soul, take a flying leap off the 20-foot rock cliff into the refreshing blue abyss. Or, opt for a scenic boat ride out to Wizard Island. Lava River Cave: Ever walked through an ancient lava tube? Well, you can in Bend. Live the life of lava for an hour while exploring the underground cavernous remains of the largest lava tube in Oregon. Then, cruise over across Highway 97 to the Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn more about what caused this amazing wonder. Want to explore more off-the-beaten path lava caves with the safety of a guide? Wanderlust Tours offers half-day cave tour excursions year-round. Newberry Caldera: The Newberry Caldera consists of 50,000 plus acres of lakes, forests, falls and even an obsidian flow. Two lakes made their home within the caldera: Paulina Lake and East Lake. Follow the Paulina Creek trail on foot or bike and discover waterfalls and natural slides perfect for summer splashing. And end your day with a warm soak under a blanket of stars at the Paulina Lake hot springs. Tumalo Falls: Savor the splendor of breathtaking waterfalls along this hike. The first viewpoint is just a few steps from the parking lot, or walk five minutes to the top. From there, continue upstream along the creek to find more falls en route to Happy Valley four miles away. Retrace your steps from there to get back. BLOG WANT THE TOP 10 BEND EXPERIENCES VISITORS SHOULD TA C K L E ? Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “experiences” Zydeco’s Roof Top Patio : NEW COPY McKenzie Scenic Highway: Head out west of Sisters to experience the natural wonder of ancient lava fields, cascading falls and clear mountain lakes. Take a break for lunch at the 78-foot high Sahalie Falls. Depending on the weather, this stretch of roadway opens in early June. Pilot Butte State Park: This 500-foot extinct volcano juts >> Find more at visitbend.com/scenicspots WHERE TO PLAY Drake Park & Mirror Pond: Two of Bend’s gleaming downtown accessories are Drake Park - which sits between the lazy banks of the Deschutes and the hum of downtown – and Mirror Pond. Cruise by and you’ll spot leisure walkers, runners, kids and dogs all enjoying the park anytime of the year. You’ll find annual events and festivals at the park like the ever-popular Munch and Music or the annual 4th of July celebration complete with a pet parade. up from the center of Bend, and offers the best views. Pilot Butte is a 100-acre State Scenic Viewpoint acquired by the city in 1927. Choose the steeper, dirt path to the top, or a more gradual ascent that follows the paved road for a portion of the climb. Once you reach the top, snap photos of Mt. Bachelor, Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Broken Top, Mount Hood, and a variety of other peaks.

Fido Fun and Pup Play In 2012, Dog Fancy magazine named Bend the nation’s dogfriendliest city. We aren’t surprised. With seven off-leash dog parks, a plethora of romping grounds in the Deschutes National Forest, and the pooch-centric Wanoga Sno-Park, there are plenty of places for Fido to frolic. Take a stroll through downtown Bend and sip from conveniently-placed water dishes en route to a restaurant with pet-friendly patio dining. There are also a handful of pet loving resorts, hotels and vacation rentals around Bend to welcome your pet with chewy bones. Bend is famous for our pet-loving events such as the annual Pet Parade on July 4th, the Ruff Run every August, and wiener dog racing during Bend’s Oktoberfest. >> Find more at visitbend.com/fido L e a d t h e W a y. G u i d e d To u r s Prefer to spend your vacation seeing the sights instead of studying the map? Consider adding a guided tour to your Bend agenda. There are dozens of options to choose from, depending on your interests, timeline, and budget. If winter recreation is your scene, consider a snowshoe trip with Wanderlust Tours. Wanderlust is a local award-winning, geo-tourism outfitter, and they’ll be happy to take you out for an unforgettable moonlight or starlight tour—complete with a roaring bonfire—or tour by the light of day. Wanderlust Tours has you covered for summertime fun as well, with canoe and kayak trips on the Cascade Lakes or trips like the “Brews and Views” tour featuring locally crafted beers. You can even go with a naturalist guide to discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon’s caves and volcanoes. If mountain biking is more your style, take a trip with Cog Wild Bike Tours and let a professional guide lead you to the best spots. Cog Wild offers bike rentals and gear, and will even pick you up at your Bend hotel or vacation rental. Favorite trips include the Mt. Bachelor to Bend ride and the Cascade Mountains loop with stops for high lakes swimming. Craving a multi-day river adventure? Ouzel Outfitters leads exhilarating excursions on the Deschutes, North Umpqua, Rogue, Salmon, McKenzie, Owyhee and the John Day Rivers for the perfect family trip or a week-long whitewater getaway. For a shorter rafting trip close to town, check out Sun Country 35 Tours’ Big Eddy Thriller. They also offer multi-day trips on the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua rivers, too. If you prefer your adventure a bit more low-key, John Flannery of GETIT Shuttle offers a number of intriguing activity-based tours around Bend. Hop on his biodiesel Sprinter bus, or take a seat in his human-powered bicycle cab. John will tailor a tour to meet your interests, whether you are looking to explore Bend’s history or get to know more about Bend’s roundabout art. For a fun twist on seeing the sights, try an electric bike tour with Let It Ride, or a SEGWAY tour with The Bend Tour Co. You’ll cruise through neighborhoods and shopping districts with great views of the river and fun historical insights from your guide. If snapping pictures while walking is more your style, plan a Photo Walk of Bend tour with Cascade Center of Photography. You’ll see the sights of downtown and area parks, plus get some photography tips from a pro. You can also take a walking tour with one of Visit Bend’s local experts. We’ll show you the ins and outs of downtown, plus guide you to some hotspots you’d never find on your own. Call (541) 382-8048 for times and dates. BLOG W A N T T H E U T L I M AT E D O G G I E D AT E I N BEND? Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “wagging” | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | visitbend.com | toll free 1-866-292-0141

The Des Chutes Historical Museum also conducts historic tours of downtown Bend. Be sure to catch their special haunted tours happening around Halloween. Maybe you’re craving a glimpse of Bend’s hot culinary scene. The Well Traveled Fork offers a variety of specialty culinary tours in and around Bend. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bend’s foodie culture on the Culinary Secrets Tour, or spend the day visiting area farms that produce everything from goat cheese to poultry to lavender. Don’t forget the Bend Ale Trail™ (read more about it in the Where to Drink section of this guide). Sample amazing brews from Bend’s world-class craft breweries, and earn a prize when you get your passport stamped at all of them. This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to guided tours in and around Bend. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to get a great taste of what Bend has to offer. >> Find more at visitbend.com/tours BLOG HEAD UNDERGROUND! LEARN ABOUT WANDERLUST’S C AV E T O U R S Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “skeleton”

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POPULAR HIKES 1 Pilot Butte State Park (Easy/Moderate 2 Mile Loop) 2 Farewell Bend River Trail Loop (Easy to Moderate 3 Mile Loop) 3 Upper Deschutes River Trail (Distance Varies) 4 Lave Butte/Lava River Cave/Lava Cast Forst 5 Newberry National Monument 6 Tumalo Falls (Short Easy/Moderate .25 to 4 Miles One Way) 7 Tumalo Mt. (Moderate/Difficult 2 Miles One Way) 8 Todd Lake (Easy 1.25 Mile Lakeshore Loop) 9 Sparks Lake (Easy 1 Mile Loop) 10 Green Lakes (Moderate 4.5 Miles One Way) 11 Devils Lake (Easy/Difficult Hikes & Explorations) 12 Sisters Mirror Lake Loop (Moderate 7 Mile Loop) 13 Metolius River Recreation Area 14 Smith Rock State Park (Easy/Moderate/Difficult) 15 The Badlands POPULAR BIKE ROUTES A First St. Rapids/Sawyer Park (Easy-Moderate; Varying Lengths) B Swampy Lakes Trails C Phil’s Trail System (Easy-Very Difficult) D Sunriver (Easy; Varying Lengths) E Shevlin Park Loop (Easy-More Difficult; Varying Lengths) F Sparks Lake, Lava Lake, Edison Butte Trail System (More-Most Difficult; 31 Mile Loop) CAMPGROUNDS # OF SITES FEES WATER TOILETS 1. Monty* . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 2. Perry South*. . . . . . 63 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 3. Cove Palisades* . . .271 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 4. Haystack* . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 5. Smith Rock State Park N/A . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 6. Candle Creek*. . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 7. Lower Bridge* . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 8. Pioneer Ford* . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 9. Allen Springs* . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 10 . Canyon Creek* . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 11 . Gorge* . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 12 . Pine Rest*. . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 13 . Smiling River* . . . . 38 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 14 . Allingham*. . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 15 . Camp Sherman* . . . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 16 . Riverside*. . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 17 . Jack Creek*. . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 18 . Sheep Springs* . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 19 . Indian Ford* . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 20 . Link Creek*. . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 21 . Scout Lake Group* . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 22 . South Shore . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 23 . Blue Bay* . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 24 . Graham Corral . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 25 . Sisters Cow Camp* . .5 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 26 . Whispering Pine Horse 6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 27 . Cold Springs . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 28 . Three Creek Meadow20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 29 . Three Creek Horse . .9 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 30 . Three Creek Lake . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 31 . Driftwood . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 32 . Tumalo State Park . 84 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 33 . Prineville Res. SP . .102 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 34 . Jasper Point . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 35 . Todd Horse Camp . . .6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 36 . Soda Creek . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 37 . Quinn Meadow. . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 38 . Elk Lake . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 39 . Point . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 40 . Little Fawn . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 41 . Little Fawn Group. . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 42 . South . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes CAMPGROUNDS # OF SITES FEES WATER TOILETS 43 . Mallard Marsh . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 44 . Lava Lake . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 45 . Little Lava Lake . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 46 . Cultus Corral . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 47 . Cultus Lake . . . . . . . 55 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 48 . Little Cultus Lake . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 49 . Quinn River. . . . . . . 41 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 50 . Cow Meadow . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 51 . Crane Prairie. . . . . .146 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 52 . Rock Creek . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 53 . Sheep Bridge . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 54 . North Twin . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 55 . South Twin . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 56 . West South Twin. . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 57 . Gull Point . . . . . . . . 83 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 58 . North Davis Creek. . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 59 . Reservoir . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 60 . Lava Flow . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 61 . Big River . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 62 . LaPine State Park . .138 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 63 . Fall River. . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 64 . Pringle Falls . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 65 . Wyeth . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 66 . Bull Bend . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 67 . Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 68 . Ogden Group . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 69 . McKay Crossing . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 70 . Paulina Lake . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 71 . Chief Paulina Horse 14 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 72 . Little Crater . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 73 . Newberry Group. . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 74 . East Lake. . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 75 . Cinder Hill. . . . . . . .110 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 76 . China Hat . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 77 . Pine Mtn . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 78 . Black Pine Springs . N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 79 . Lava Camp Lake . . .N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 80 . Jack Lake . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 81 . Devils Lake . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes * Items marked with an asterisk are not shown on the map. Items #20-21, 23, 25 are near Suttle Lake, Items #6-19 are along the Metolius River, and Items #1-4 are near Lake Billy Chinook. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | visitbend.com | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 38

Our Favorite Hikes Hiking is one of the easiest— and most rewarding—activities to add to your Bend vacation. From chilly caves and lava tubes, to alpine hikes with breathtaking lakes, to desert terrain peppered with sagebrush and juniper, Bend is a trail lover’s paradise. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorite hikes: Pilot Butte State Park (easy/moderate 2 mile loop) There are two ways to the top of this 500 ft. butte – a milelong paved road or a mile-long dirt trail. Most people hike up one and down the other (beware of cars on road). There are spectacular panoramic views of Cascades to the west and high desert to the east. Farewell Bend River trail loop (easy 3 mile loop) Begin your hike at Farewell Bend Park located at the Bill Healy Bridge on Reed Market Rd. Park and follow the river trail under the bridge to your left. There are wonderful forest and river views. Upper Deschutes River Trail (distances vary according to starting points) This part of the Deschutes River Trail system follows the banks of the river from Meadow Camp all the way to Benham Falls, passing Lava Island Falls, Aspen Camp and Dillon Falls. The trail begins at Meadow Camp picnic area off of Century Drive. You can access numerous other starting points off Century Drive on FS Road 41. Meadow picnic area to Benham Falls: 8.5 miles; Meadow Camp to Lava Island: 1.2 miles; Lava Island to Dillon Falls: 3.3 miles; Dillon to Benham Falls: 4 miles Lava Butte, Lava River Cave, and Lava Cast Forest This impressive red and black cinder cone rises directly off of Hwy. 97, 10 miles south of Bend. A 1.5 mile road spirals to its 500-ft. peak, or take the .25 mile rim trail to the fire lookout. Lava River Cave is a mile long walk down into the year-round 40° temperature. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. You can rent lanterns and get maps from the rangers at the entrance. Tour Lava Cast Forest on a one-mile paved pathway through a landscape of lava flow with casts left from burned out tree trunks. Pick up an interpretive map at the trailhead. Paulina/ Newberry National Monument The Peter Skene Ogden Trail parallels the creek as it ascends 8.5 miles to Paulina Lodge. The trail can be hiked, biked, or horsed the whole length, but a 3 mile stretch in the middle starting at McKay Camp is a spectacular shorter hike. Newberry National Monument has too many splendors to list here. Be sure to pick up a national park brochure at the visitor center or at the entrance to the park. Tumalo Falls (short easy/moderate, 4 miles one way) This 7-mile loop hike starts at the spectacular 97 foot falls then ascends past a series of smaller falls before returning via Happy Valley and Bridge Creek.

Tumalo Mountain (moderate/difficult) A 4-mile out-and-back hike just off Century Drive near Mt. Bachelor climbs to a summit with an impressive 360-degree view of the Cascade Range and the high desert. Todd Lake (easy 1.25 mile lakeshore loop). This very popular, scenic trail circles around the lake. The trailhead signboard and map details more hiking options. Sparks Lake (easy 1 mile loop) This is a photographer’s dream. Near the boat ramp check out the Atkeson Memorial Trail. A sign details the easy loop, which includes a .25 mile paved wheelchair section. BLOG A L A Z Y R I V E R F L O AT IN AN INNER TUBE? PA R A D I S E F O U N D ! Go to VisitBend.com/blog & search “life jacket”

O u r F a v o r i t e H i k e s C o n t ’d Green Lakes (moderate 4.5 miles) A locals’ favorite. The moderate 4.5 or 6 mile trail to the three green lakes offers plenty of waterfalls, lava, and wildflowers as it gradually climbs alongside Fall Creek. You will come to your first lake after about 4.5 miles but continue your hike around all of the lakes for another 3.5 miles. During the summer this trail can be crowded. Devils Lake (easy/difficult hikes & explorations). Devils Lake is a spring fed pool of green waters. It is most commonly used as the starting point for South Sisters climbers, but there are many trails and different areas to explore in this area—Hell Springs, Tyee Springs, and Devils Garden. Sisters Mirror Lake Loop (moderate 7 mile loop) A Scenic and fun 7 mile loop with South Sister views and swimmable Mirror Lakes. Begin this hike at D

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