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Adrenaline Junkie

We get it, relaxing by the pool and drinking cocktails all day isn't your idea of a vacation. Get ready to strap on a helmet and double-knot your shoes. It's about to get epic.

Mountain Biking

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Rock Climbing

  • Explore world-famous Smith Rock State Park, just 20 minutes away.
  • Need some supplies? Gear up at Redpoint Climbers Supply for all of your climbing needs.
  • With over 1,800 challenging climbing routes, you're sure to find your niche.
  • Look for Monkey Face rock to watch some intense climbing - the name explains it all.
  • Top off your adventure with housemade s'mores roasted at the outdoor fire pits back at The Ranch.
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  • Face miles of world-class whitewater.
  • Go head-on with a half-day trip down the Big Eddy.
  • Tear it up with a full-day trip of class III/IV rapids on the Lower Deschutes.
  • Unforgettable rapids will leave you feeling blown out of the water, literally.
  • No thrill-seeker should go unprepared, remember sun protectant, water shoes and drinking water.
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Road Cycling

  • Get on the road with an all-inclusive cycling tour from our award-winning guides.
  • Central Oregon has hundreds of miles of breathtaking bike roads. Which will you conquer?
  • Clip in for a scenic ride along the Metolius River Loop Bikeway.
  • Kick it up a notch through the Prineville Valley Loop country side.
  • Test your limits in the Crooked River Out-and-Back Canyon.
  • Trek along the Cascade Lakes Highway for an unforgettable journey.
  • Get inspired: Watch the pros race in one of Bend's many road cycling and cyclocross races throughout the fall.
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Fly Fishing

  • There are many fish in the sea - and many have made their way to Central Oregon's premier fly fishing destination.
  • Our guides cover 9 rivers and 14 lakes, a prime opportunity to catch massive Northwest fish.
  • Known for its trout populations, the Crooked River caters to half day trips with just enough time for extra play at The Ranch.
  • Feeling ambitious? Take a day trip on the Lower Deschutes and choose from a variety of locations.
  • Get started by downloading this map, of nearby fishing locations.
  • Practice your casting technique, while Brasada Adventures prepares all the details of your day.
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Miles of Hiking

  • Get back to the basics with not-so-basic High Desert hiking trails, with difficulty levels for every explorer.
  • Bring your furry friend on the Dillon Falls to Benham Falls Loop for a serene hike.
  • Begin a steep incline up Misery Ridge at Smith Rock State Park, ending downhill for a moderate day-hike.
  • Challenge your endurance at Paulina Peak with a rewarding view of Central Oregon.
  • Looking for intensity? South Sister's reputable 5,000 foot elevation gain is a hike not for the weak.
  • Inquire with Brasada Adventures about your hiking checklist.
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Helicopter Tours

  • No doubt Brasada Ranch has vast scenic views, but for those looking to go big, our helicopter tours are spectacular.
  • Take off right from The Ranch for close-ups of the Lava Lands, Smith Rock, Cascade Mountains and expansive high desert.
  • Feeling adventurous? Take charge of your adventure and learn to fly.
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Hot Air Balloon Tours

  • See Central Oregon as you've never seen it before, in a hot air balloon.
  • Assist in the awakening of the "gentle giant" at sunrise, and take in the surrounding views.
  • Tours depart daily, allow Brasada Adventures to prepare all the details.
  • Afterwards, head back to Ranch House for an intimate brunch and review the photos you took way up high.
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Wake Sports

  • Wakeboard, water ski, skurf and more at Lake Billy Chinook, one of Oregon's prime boating locations.
  • Cruise on a boat for a day of wakes, just make sure you have a boater education card.
  • Allow Brasada Adventures to prepare all the details.
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Paddle Sports

  • Your paddling adventure starts here with an endless list of pristine lakes and rivers in Bend, Oregon.
  • The Deschutes River, in the heart of Bend, offers a day of casual paddling with or against the current. On concert evenings, take it slow and enjoy the performance at Les Schwab Amphitheater.
  • Hosmer Lake, a great place to kayak, is located at the base of Mt. Bachelor and offers scenic views of the Cascade Mountains.
  • Crystal-clear waters preserve an ancient underwater forest at Clear Lake, otherwise known as the "lake born of fire."
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) or choose from a variety of rentals. Brasada Adventures can prepare all the details.
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Cave Tours

  • Rough it in the hidden underground desert lava caves with a naturalist guide.
  • Gear up with helmets, headlamps and dirt-proof clothing for a caving adventure.
  • Channel your inner Indiana Jones - just avoid any threatening looking boulders.
  • Explore secret rooms and learn about the history and ecosystems within these cavernous wonders.
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Make Brasada Ranch Your Next Base Camp

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