Since Mt. Bachelor sits in the gorgeous Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Range, and is just 20 miles from the lively, little city of Bend, you’re guaranteed a laundry list of outdoor activities, art galleries, beer tours, shopping, dining and other off-mountain things to do in Mt. Bachelor.
Bend, Ore. is renowned as a microbrew beer destination, and unofficially referred to as “Beer Town USA” so get ready to have a couple. The Bend Ale Trail will take beer enthusiasts on a tour of Bend’s 11 breweries, including internationally known and loved Deschutes Brewery. Participants can nab a brewery passport from one of the breweries or the Bend Visitor Center and collect stamps along the trail.
Before you head to Bend or Sunriver after a day on Mt. Bachelor’s slopes take a couple laps on the Snowblast Tubing Park—between Mountain Gateway and Red Lift. You’ll squeal with join down the park’s 800-foot tubing lanes. If you’ve been dying to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride, then Mt. Bachelor is the place to do it. Oregon Trail of Dreams provides an exceptional experience, as one of the owners is a professional Iditarod musher. Oregon Trail of Dreams immerses guests in the beauty of the Central Oregon winter, and provides incredible views of the famed Three Sisters mountains, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. If you’re looking for something a little more active a snowshoe adventure with Wanterlust Tours is a must. Naturalist guides provide visitors with an ecological tour of the Deschutes National Forest. Tours are matched to level of fitness and familiarity with the sport, so you’re guaranteed an optimal experience.