Bend is located at 3,623’/1104m above sea level


Enjoy all seasons in Bend with hiking and beautiful outdoor summer temperatures along with exciting winter sports opportunities at nearby Mt. Bachelor. Summer offers mountain biking, hiking, summer dog sledding and disc golf while the winter gives some of the best snow for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and activities at Pine Mountain Lodge.


Bend is a great place for outdoor adventure and recreation and is hailed as one of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors. Hike a new trail, raft the Deschutes River, ski or snowboard in the winter, bike year round and enjoy the seasonal festivals and family fun activities throughout the city.


Beautiful seasonal weather coupled with incredible natural landscapes gives visitors and residents many opportunities to pick a trail and walk off the beaten path. Enjoy beginner to advanced experiences on the Deschutes River trails, Shelvin Park, The Paulina Peak trails and so many more that are in the backyard of Bend.


Bend’s climate is what makes this city different from the entire country. Located in Central Oregon Bend experiences all four seasons and perfect temperatures within them. Enjoy Oregon with 300 days of sun in Bend. Fill your days with plenty of sunshine and stick around to watch the foliage change while you’re at it.

National Parks

Smith Rock National park offers a wide variety of recreation for visitors that are as beautiful as they are versatile. There are over 650 acres to explore hiking trails from beginner to intermediate levels but also designated locations for rock climbing, mountain biking, running and walking year round.


Play over two dozen top ranked golf courses in Bend, Oregon that are as beautiful as they are unique. Three championship courses Pronghorn, Crosswater and Tetherow rank among the top tier, providing golfers with breathtaking scenery and high level play. Find your perfect fit at the many courses available for play in Bend.

Rivers and Lakes

The unique city of Bend offers the best in lake and river activities as well. Canoe and kayak at Tumalo Creek, seek adventure white water rafting the Deschutes rapids, enjoy boating and stand up paddle boarding at Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway or float/tube along the placid waters of Riverbend and White Water Park.


With perfect seasonal weather it is no wonder Bend has bred some of the world’s most elite athletes across the sports spectrum. Bend athletes are able to practice and train year round whether they are triathletes, Olympic or professional level snowboarders/skiers, cross country runners and bikers and nationally revered personal trainers.

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