Known as one of the 7 wonders of Oregon, Smith Rock is home to some of the best hiking in the state. Ranging from a steep 2 mile hike up the rockface to a 4 mile hike around the rock, it offers something for all levels of hiker.
A 1 hour drive from the Ranch, Tumalo Falls is one of the most picturesque water falls in the state and has another 9 falls on the 6.8 mile loop. Hike will probably take close to 3 hours to complete.
Float the Deschutes
If it's a hot day, the best way to beat the heat is to float the Deschutes River. All it requires is a pool float and the courage to brave the snowmelt runoff. Best way to do a float is to start at Riverbend Park and finish at Drake Park. You can either do the shuttle game with 2 cars or use Ride the River Shuttle. In total the float should take 90 minutes.
Bend has the most breweries per capita in the United States. The most fun way to enjoy these breweries is the Bend Pedal Pub located in front of the Springhill Suites. Each pedal pub can accomodate anywhere from 8-14 people and the tour lasts 2 hours.