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.  FREE Fly Fishing Clinics are held during the summer.

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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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Recreation

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GLAZE MEADOW REC CENTER

GMRC

13695 Hawks Beard
541-595-5879
Kids welcome after 10am
JANUARY
Sun-Thurs 7am-9pm
Fri & Sat 7am-8pm
GMRC RENTAL SHOP
541-595-5877
JANUARY
Wed-Sun 9:30am-5pm
GMRC INDOOR POOL
& HOT TUB
Kids welcome after 10am
Sun-Thurs 7am-7pm
Fri & Sat 7am-8pm
1/19 7am-8pm
Adult Lap Swim 7am-10am
Open Swim
S – Th
10am-7pm
F&S 10am-8pm
SWIM TEAM
M-Th 4:15pm-6:15pm

LAKESIDE HOT TUB

Lakeside Pool is closed

Access card or code needed for entry.
Kids welcome after 10am
JANUARY
Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-8pm
1/19 9am-8pm

LAKESIDE EXERCISE

JANUARY
Sun-Thurs 7:30am-7pm
Fri & Sat 7:30am-8pm
1/19 7:30am-8pm

LAKESIDE GAME ROOM

JANUARY
Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-8pm
1/19 9am-8pm

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