Upper Deschutes 1/2 Day
This half-day trip on the Upper Deschutes is only 20 minutes from Bend, making it the perfect journey for visitors to the area who would also like to fit in another activity in the afternoon. This section of river is completely undeveloped and pristine. You’ll have your choice of taking out a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Paddlers will see interesting lava flow formations that surged down from Paulina Peak when this volcano errupted creating the Newberry Crater National Monument. There is a dense Aspen grove on one side of the river, and the water is inviting shade of aqua-blue.
This trip puts in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest. We'll paddle upstream to Benham falls and explore tranquil lagoons and side channels of the Upper Deschutes in a kayak or canoe.