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Explore the Gorge. Customizable tours of the gorge, Mt. Hood, and the Hood River Valley explore everything from the Lewis and Clark Trail to the region's microbreweries. 800/899–5676. www.explorethegorge.com. From $180.
Martin's Gorge Tours. Wine tours, waterfall hikes, and spring wildflower tours are among the popular trips offered by this Portland-based guide. 503/349–1323. www.martinsgorgetours.com. From $49.
EverGreen Escapes. The energetic crew at this highly respected tour operator provides both regularly scheduled and customizable tours of the Gorge (with themes that range from wine to hiking) and Mt. Hood, where options include hiking and snowshoeing. 503/252–1931 or 866/203–7603. www.evergreenescapes.com. From $135.
Mt. Hood Adventure. The only outfitter on Mt. Hood that rents snowmobiles and offers snowmobile tours is also a well-respected tour company for snowshoe treks and sleigh rides in winter, and mountain hikes, biking trips, and boat excursions on area rivers—the shop is also a good place to buy gear and ask for advice on outdoorsy activities in the area. 88335 Government Camp Loop Rd., Government Camp, OR, 97028. 503/715–2175. www.mthoodadventure.com. snowmobile tours from $189.