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Deschutes River Trail (Dillon Falls to Aspen)

Waterfalls, rapids, wildlife, and a rugged volcanic landscape!
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.4 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  The Deschutes River Trails offers lots of access and miles of trail for anyone willing to drive a few miles out of town. This section ... more »

Tips:  Watch closely for wildlife on the stream banks. We were lucky enough to see both mink and beaver, as well as plenty of ducks, geese,... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Dillon Falls

2. High Cliffs

These cliffs jut out over the canyon and provide a great view to those brave enough to edge out onto them. Be careful, it's a good 100ft drop to the river.

3. Deschutes River

From up above the river, you can see the willow thickets and riverbanks that hide plenty of beaver and other animals.

4. Undercut Banks

Be careful along the banks, the river has cut back beneath the grass.

5. Aspen Grove

This grove of aspen trees is likely a single organism, with the what appear to be individual trees all growing from one root structure. Each of these trees is actually a natural "clone" of one original tree.

6. Beaver Damage

The willows don't stand a chance against the beavers teeth...