Adventure: Join us for a day of exploration in the Oregon Outback. On our adventure, we will hike around the stunning Fort Rock and visit the Homestead Village Museum before heading to the infamous Cowboy Dinner Tree in Silver Lake, Oregon for a mouth-watering meal. After we’ve had our fill, we will venture to Hole-In-The-Ground for some drinks, dessert and stargazing!

Naturalist Guided Experience: Fort Rock is a natural wonder that rises out of the flatness of the Oregon high desert. It is an area that is locally referred to as the Sagebrush Ocean, a stunning piece of America’s landscape filled with raptors, coyotes and cowboys. The tuff ring of Ft. Rock’s pinnacles rise above an ancient ocean bed and much like the geologic history of other Central Oregon formations such as Smith Rock, the area’s geology can be traced back to volcanic activity. Hole-In-The-Ground is also the result of ancient volcanic activity. While Fort Rock rises out of the flatness, Hole-In-The-Ground is a massive depression, or maar, caused by a volcanic steam explosion! Adventuring through this wholly unique landscape will reveal tenacious stories of life and history! The high desert can be conceived as a foreboding place to survive, yet Native Americans called this very location home for thousands of years along with wildlife and flora that are enriching to one’s connection to nature.


$285 per person (includes meal at Cowboy Dinner Tree)

Tour Time: Saturday, Sept 9th |2:00pm - 10:00pm

Transportation: Departing from our office


  • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation

  • Adventure: Inspiring hike within one of Oregon’s most spectacular volcanic tuff rings, a tour of the Homestead Village Museum, dinner, and stargazing

  • Dinner: at Cowboy Dinner Tree

  • Drinks & Dessert: Choice of local craft beer or sparkling water & a local treat from Sparrow Bakery

  • Transportation: Departing from our office


  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses

  • Jacket/ layers for variable weather

  • Water or snacks if desired

  • Camp chair or blanket (for stargazing)

  • Your appetite!

Tour Minimums: The minimum total number of guests for this tour is 8. We will reach out 2 weeks prior to the tour date if we do not have 8 guests signed up.


September 9, 2023


02:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Wanderlust Tours Bend, Oregon United States

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$285 per person

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