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Bend, Oregon

Bend sits at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range, where forested and snow-capped volcanoes transition into the juniper and sagebrush of Oregon’s high desert. Equally sun-soaked and adventurous, Bend provides some of the area’s best opportunities for skiing, climbing, rafting, mountain biking, and trail running. Mt. Bachelor (9,068 feet), home to the sixth largest ski resort in the US, lures snow-sport enthusiasts throughout winter and spring. If you want to pull on some rock, Smith Rock, just 40 minutes northeast of town, is considered by many to be one of the climbing meccas of the Pacific Northwest. You don’t have to go far for mountain biking either; most trails intersect downtown, and full face helmets are just as common on bike racks as rusty beach cruisers. If you are looking for some indoor adventure, stop by one of the celebrated craft breweries, like Deschutes or 10 Barrel Brewing, and enjoy a cold reward after a long day skiing powder, crimping volcanic tuff, or ripping miles of trails. Bend’s proximity to a world of outdoor adventure, distinguished food & drink, and abundance of sunshine makes it one of Oregon’s best attractions.


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Featured Mountains in Bend

Mountain Approx. Elevation
South Sister 10,358 ft (3,157 m)
Smith Rock 2,913 ft (888 m)
Pilot Butte 4,140 ft (1,262 m)
Paulina Peak 7,966 ft (2,428 m)
North Sister 10,085 ft (3,074 m)
Mount Bachelor 9,065 ft (2,763 m)
Middle Sister 10,047 ft (3,062 m)
China Hat 6,575 ft (2,004 m)
Broken Top 9,175 ft (2,797 m)
Black Butte 6,436 ft (1,962 m)