Spring is a great time to visit Bend, Oregon. Tourism slows down, and the best parts of Bend get a little bit sweeter. Everyone thinks summer and winter are the best time to visit—and we agree that these seasons are absolutely epic in Central Oregon! But here’s a little secret: spring is just as great.

There are so many fun things to do in Bend in the spring. It’s the best time to be here!

Bicycle bicyclist splashing through water | Pronghorn Bend Oregon

1. Hit the trails

Whether you are an avid mountain biker or trail runner or just getting into a trail sport, Bend has options for every level of rider or runner to enjoy spring conditions and trails newly in bloom.

Spring is a great time of year to hike up Tumalo Mountain, ride Phil’s Trail, or take a refreshing trail run in the high desert. You’ll enjoy the cool spring air as you rip around on some of the best trails in the northwest.

2. Catch a sunset

Sunsets are always in season in Central Oregon. Before you tuck in for the night, head to our heated pools or hot tub for a front-row seat to an amazing mountain sunset. The sky will seem to burst with color as you wait for the sun to drop. When the skies darken, head to our fireside outdoor seating area for more warmth and conversation. If you’re here for one of our Sunset Cave Tours—don’t miss it!

Tom Fazio Golf Course #8 Lava Cave at Pronghorn Resort

3. Visit downtown Bend

Downtown Bend is quaint and full of boutiques and incredible restaurants. Explore the downtown area in the spring for a more authentic look at life in Bend. The walkable downtown area is perfect for a day of shopping, eating and enjoying the incredible happy hours. You can even enjoy a picnic in the iconic and beautiful Drake Park.

4. Golf

While the summer months draw the biggest crowds of golfers to Central Oregon, spring is a wonderful time to play. Excitement is in the air, yetthe courses are a bit quieter before the summer season really gets rolling. There’s so much great golf to play in the spring—you’ll want to be out there every day enjoying the peaceful greens and chirping birds that visit us this time of year. Plus, the Pronghorn Academy remains open and available to help you upgrade your game and your equipment.

golfers in golf cart

5. Go for a cruise

A sunny spring day includes a cruise around the resort. Grab a cruiser bike, fat bike or mountain bike and explore our bike trails. Take in the golf course views as you meander around the greening landscape. If you’re up for adventure, kick up some dirt on the BLM land right here at Pronghorn.

5. Take a brunch-cation

If anything says spring, it’s champagne and brunch. Enjoy a leisurely spring weekend of relaxing and brunching. A luxurious Saturday evening in the Huntington Lodge followed by Sunday Champagne Brunch in Cascada—it’s the perfect way to welcome a new season!

Take a look at spring in Bend and think about all of the great activities you will enjoy. This is one of our favorite times of year and we look forward to sharing it with you.