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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

Explore scenic bike trails both on and off the Ranch.

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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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Fishing

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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REC HOURS

GLAZE MEADOW REC CENTER

(GMRC)
13695 Hawks Beard
541-595-5879
Kids welcome after 10am
12/21-1/5 7am-9pm
1/6-31
Sun-Thurs
7am-7pm
Fri & Sat 7am-8pm
1/20  7am-8pm
YOGA CLASS
12/26-1/5
GMRC  $15
9-10am

GLAZE MEADOW POOL

12/21-1/5 7am-9pm
Adult Swim 7am-10am
Hydrofit M&W $15 9-10am
Silver Fins
T & Th $15
9-10am
Swim Team 
M-F
4-6pm
1/1-31
Sun-Thurs
7am-7pm
Fri & Sat 7am-8pm
Adult Swim 7am-10am
Hydrofit
M&W $15
9-10am
Silver Fins
T & Th $15
9-10am
Swim Team
M-F
No practice 1/21
4-6pm
  • Access card or code needed for entry.
  •   Kids welcome after 10am.
  • *See additional info below.
HOT TUB
1/6-31
Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-7pm
EXERCISE ROOM
1/2-31
Sun-Thurs
9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-8pm

LAKESIDE ACTIVITY CENTER

GAME ROOM
12/21 – 1/5

1/6

9am-9pm

9am-2pm

1/6-31 9am-2pm
Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-8pm
KIDS PROGRAMS
12/22 – 1/5 10am – 5pm
1/6 10am – 2pm
*DETAILS

  • Lifeguards are not on duty – parents must watch their children.
  • Obey all posted rules.
  • Use the buddy system
  • Children under 18 are not permitted in the facilities prior to 10am
  • 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult when using any of our facilities.
  • Children 6 years of age and under may not use the hot tub, sauna or steam room
  • Pool towels are not provided
ACTIVITY GUIDE