Central Oregon Volcano TOURS

the story of central oregon’s explosive geological history

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One of the best things to do with kids in Bend Oregon!

One of the best things to do with kids in Bend Oregon!

ABOUT the tour

Explore the belly of an ancient volcano! At 6,300 feet, you’ll walk atop a mountain of pumice and obsidian— black volcanic glass! Explore the shores of the sparkling Paulina Lake, journey through the old-growth hemlock forest, and pass a towering lava flow.

If you want to explore the lava fields near Bend, Oregon, this is the perfect tour for you. A combination of short, easy walks totaling just under 2 miles, this tour highlights the amazing geological history of Central Oregon, and the natural and cultural history of the area. Our renowned naturalist guides will bring this area to life for you in a way that you may never experience on your own.

Our Volcano Tour is the perfect outing for your corporate group or family reunion in Bend, Oregon because it caters to all ability levels! 

Photo by Alex Jordan

Photo by Alex Jordan


$80 per person
$60 for children 11 and under
This is a great tour for kids of all ages!

Tours depart twice daily from our office*
8:30 AM — 12:30 PM
1:30 PM — 5:30 PM

*Ask about a 9:00 AM pickup at Sunriver Lodge! 


  • Professional guide & award-winning naturalist interpretation

  • Tours tailored to interests and ability-levels of the group

  • Transportation


  • Sun Protection: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (if needed)

  • Layers: Warm layers for variable weather

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Sturdy shoes, Water bottle, camera

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our tours. Please reach out to Ponderosa Paws for your dog-sitting needs.

Photo by Drew Pick

Photo by Drew Pick