The mountain town that has it all. A warm, inviting mountain getaway with a cosmopolitan appeal with an in-town surfable wave the Deschutes River. Majestic, snow-capped peaks adorn the high-desert skyline, making for some of the best weather in Oregon — think sun-drenched days and cool nights — along with endless options of hiking, mountain biking, soaking up the high mountain lakes, or skiing at Mt. Bachelor are just a few of the outdoor adventures you can tackle on any given day. Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. It’s simply where you go to play.

Bend’s special wild places include:

  • Deschutes National Forest - Est. 1908

  • Three Sisters Wilderness - Est. 1964

  • Mt. Bachelor - Est. 1958

  • Phil’s Trail network - Est. 1980

  • Newberry Monument - Est. 1990

  • Crater Lake National Park - Est. 1902

  • Smith Rock State Park - Est. 1975

  • Deschutes River as WIld & Scenic - Est. 1988

To make a donation to the Deschutes Trails Coalition, the nonprofit supporting Bend’s wild places, click the button below or text WILD4BEND to 44321.