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Outdoor Adventures

Year-round outdoor expeditions are a hallmark of Black Butte Ranch.  From biking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing to fly-fishing, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking, the Ranch is your adventure headquarters.  The Ranch also provides convenient access to some of the best fishing, skiing and rock climbing you’ll find anywhere.  Whatever season you arrive, you’ll be making memories to share for a lifetime.

Biking at Black Butte Resort

Biking

Explore scenic bike trails both on and off the Ranch. 

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Hiking at Black Butte Resort

Hiking

Whether you’re exploring the Ranch’s 1800 acres, or making a foray into the 1.6 million acre Deschutes National Forest that is our backyard, hiking opportunities are endless.

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Fly Fishing

Fishing

Engage in catch and release fly-fishing at Black Butte Ranch and nearby waters. 

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Canoeing, Kayaking, & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Take in the stunning mountain backdrop while paddling across the calm waters of Phalarope Lake at Black Butte Ranch.

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

From mellow rapids mixed in with fun rolls and swirls to thrilling adventures, there’s whitewater fun for everyone.

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Canoe Tours

Guided Cave Trips, GPS Challenges & Canoe Tours

Canoe serene, secluded waters, traverse remote caves or discover hidden clues in the forest. 

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Go for a thrilling rock climb in world-renown Smith Rock State Park.

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Perigrine Falcon

High Desert Museum

Encounter eagles, owls, otters, bobcat, lynx and other animals in their natural habitats, while learning about the natural history of Central Oregon.  

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Paulina Plunge Downhill
Waterfall Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the secrets of Chief Paulina’s waterslide. Descend over 2,500 vertical feet on a mountain bike (four 1.5 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop) and visit up to six waterfalls, including two safe natural slides.  Call 541-389-0562 or visit PaulinaPlunge.com.

Cross Country Skiing

Skiing & Snow Activities

From sledding and snowshoeing to cross country and downhill skiing, there’s great snow-filled recreation to enjoy both on and off the Ranch. 

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