Long walks through Oregon's famed forests and trails. A boat cruise on clear blue Crater Lake, its depth seemingly bottomless. Strolling along a winding river. A leisurely stretch of afternoon spent swimming or curled up with a good book. Volcanic cave explorations. Sunsets that feel endless. Memories that last forever.
1-2 Get ready for stunning Crater Lake, the country's deepest lake—uniquely beautiful and seemingly undiscovered Catch your first glimpse of Crater Lake's intense sapphire color and amazing clarity from Watchman Peak Gain a new perspective on the landscape from Wizard Island, an ancient cinder cone rising 750 feet above the surface of the lake Set out to summit Garfield Peak from the doorstep of Crater Lake Lodge, a historic inn with an unbeatable location Unwind at the lodge or continue to explore the spectacular landscape on foot.
3-4 Hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to uncover alpine lakes, hidden in the Cascades' dense conifer forest Pause at Lower Rosary Lake—a perfect mirror for monolithic Pulpit Rock looming overhead Rustic elegance and world-class amenities abound at Sunriver, an outdoors-lover's paradise Explore the deep recesses of a volcanic cave, tell-tale evidence of the area's fascinating fiery origins Meander along a peaceful trail, passing tall aspens and white alder trees while keeping an eye out for birds and wildlife.
5-6 Explore vibrant downtown Bend, packed with art galleries, cafés and microbreweries Go for a hike at Smith Rock, a high-desert wonderland of sheer cliffs, deep canyons, dramatic volcanic crags and vertical faces that have long been a mecca for adrenaline-seeking climbers worldwide Arrive in Bend, Oregon's outdoor adventure capital Want to shift gears? Relax at a spa or enjoy an easygoing stroll through Drake Park A morning amble or some time spent exploring downtown Bend might be the perfect way to cap off your journey.