Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
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Oregon's Cascades & Crater Lake Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

National Park Playground in the Pacific Northwest

Family — Older Teens & 20s

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

Hiking with family along lush forested river trails and biking together down a scenic byway through the foothills of the Cascades. There's splashing and rafting on the rollicking Deschutes River. An overnight at the historic Crater Lake Lodge. "It's so blue!" Don't be surprised if you hear this uttered over and over. Because Crater Lake really is that blue and containing your excitement is no small task. 

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Start/End Bend 

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Embark on exhilarating routes amid ever-changing scenery in Central Oregon's rugged high country 
  • Hike the high-desert trails of Smith Rock for out-of-this-world views of the Cascade Mountains 
  • Explore Bend, Oregon's adventure playground with more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the state 
  • Bike the rim of Crater Lake's world-famous caldera—one of the most spectacular rides in America 
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Ride through the heart of Central Oregon beside the mighty Deschutes River | Cruise into Bend, the state's adventure capital | Hike in Oregon's rugged high-desert wonderland of sagebrush and rock spires | Follow a trail alongside the Crooked River in Smith Rock State Park or ascend Misery Ridge for closer views of colorful Red Wall and Monkey Face, popular among rock climbers | Spend a leisurely afternoon with family in downtown Bend perusing shops and galleries or take a dip in the river.  

Accommodations
Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon
The Oxford Hotel
Bend
| Premiere Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel ideally located amid the shops, galleries, cafés and brewpubs of vibrant downtown Bend. 

Days 3-4
Description

Bike into the heart of the Cascades on a locals' favorite ride | Enjoy lunch with dramatic views of the Three Sisters—closely spaced volcanic peaks—from the top of Mount Bachelor | Meander along a riverside trail, watching placid waters transform into dramatic waterfalls | Grab a paddle and raft through Class II–III rapids as the Deschutes winds through lush woodland. 

Accommodations
Sunriver Resort, Oregon
Sunriver Resort
Sunriver
| Premiere Hotel

Situated in the pristine natural setting of the Cascade Range foothills, this top-notch resort is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and culinary aficionados. (pool, spa)

Days 5-6
Description

Welcome to Crater Lake National Park—ready to ride the iconic Rim Drive? | As your family circles the rim of this enormous caldera, admire the lake’s intense sapphire color and amazing clarity | Each curve in the road brings another incredible vista, from the cinder cone of Wizard Island to the 9,000-foot peak of Mount Scott | Unwind at the lodge or explore the spectacular landscape on foot | Complete the adventure with a hike up Garfield Peak for a stunning bird's-eye-view of the lake and its surrounds.  

Accommodations
Crater Lake Lodge, Oregon
Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake National Park
| *Casual Hotel

Perched on the crater's rim, this classic national park lodge transports you to a bygone era.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 4 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 32 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 200 ft. gain
Rafting
on the Upper Deschutes River (1 hour)
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles* | 2300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 3200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 33 miles | 4000 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

Crater Lake Lodge is a historic national park property that offers simpler accommodations than typical Backroads lodging. It has been selected for its stunning location on the rim of Crater Lake, and its access to world-class riding. Although clean and comfortable, the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). Generally speaking, service can seem slow and casual in national parks when compared with the high standards of hospitality found on other Backroads trips.

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