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Open Year-round
No
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
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Once you've made the drive up to Mount Bachelor, there are numerous locations to find a hill and break out the old toboggan, but none are as easily accessible as Dutchman Flat Sno-Park.  Located across Century Drive from the Skyliner Express ski lift, Dutchman Flat Sno-Park is the primary access point for winter recreationalists heading into the Three Sisters Wilderness.  If you're worried about finding the appropriate route for laying down your sled, you’ll have numerous options. There is no single designated “sledding spot” at the base of Tumalo Mountain, but you will want to make sure you find a route that doesn’t land you in the path of the frequently passing snowmobiles.

Note that dogs are prohibited from November 15 through April 30.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Sno-Park Parking Permit (required in OR + WA 11.01 thru 04.30)

Pros

Direct access from the parking lot. Limited use by other sledders.

Cons

Heavy use by snowmobiles. Dogs are prohibited from November 15 through April 30.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Address

Tumalo Mtn Trail
Bend, OR 97701
United States

Max slope angle

0-15 Degrees

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

Melanie, snowmobile activity adjacent to the parking area is certainly a downside to this sledding location, but with a short walk up hill (perhaps not ideal for those with little tykes) you can find yourself removed from their chaos. There really isn't any one spot so-to-say, but rather think of all of Tumalo Mountain's northwest side as available for the taking.
01/15/2017
Recently went here on a holiday weekend with adult friends to sled. Is there any way of giving more detail about where exactly to look for sledding options? We tried to hike up the "main trail" that starts by the restrooms, but with so many snowmobilers we instantly felt unwelcome and discouraged from finding a proper sled route. We ended up aborting our mission quickly and went to Wanoga. As a group of adults we felt intimidated by the location, so I imagine a little more guidance would be beneficial to others, especially those with little tykes. thanks!
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