Top Adventures in Winthrop

  • Hiking Patterson Mountain

    The Patterson Mountain loop is the perfect way for a beginner to intermediate hiker to get acquainted with the arid eastern slope of the North Cascades. This 3.7-mile lollipop with about 1100 feet of elevation gain showcases the open country of th...

    3.7 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike the Pipestone Canyon Rim Trail Loop

    The Methow Valley in north-central Washington is magical for myriad reasons—the dry powder and bluebird days of winter, the hot high-desert days of summer, stunning views of the North Cascades Mountains to the west; the list goes on and on.  Addin...

    9 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike Pipestone Canyon

    The trail has parking areas available at both sides of the loop.  The directions provided below are to the north portal near Campbell Lake.  From Winthrop take the East Side County Rd towards the Smokejumprt Base.  In a about 2 miles turn left ont...

    9 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Cross-Country Ski the Rendezvous Huts

    During the winter months, there are few places in the country that are as isolated, picturesque and active as the Methow Valley, home to the western themed town of Winthrop and the tiny little town of Mazama.With over 200 kilometers of well-groome...

  • Bike the North Cascades Highway

    The North Cascades Highway is one of the most beautiful roads in the country. A popular, but long bike ride is to ride from Marblemount on the West side of the Cascades to Mazama on the east side. But for those who aren't up for an epic ride, ther...

    38 miles 3500 ft gain

  • Hike to the Tawlks Foster Suspension Bridge

    The pin above is a small gravel parking lot which is clearly marked as "Trail Head" from the road. Once you park you are within eye shot of an information station and the trail is marked as "Suspension Bridge Access." Walk past this sign and conti...

    2 miles 70 ft gain

  • Backpack to West Oval Lake

    The trail to West Oval Lake begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, outside of Twisp, Washington. Follow the Eagle Creek trail for 1.9 miles until the trail splits. Take the left fork for Oval Creek and Oval Lakes. The trail continues winding through...

    14 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Mult-Pitch Climbing in the Methow Valley

    It's 2.7 miles from the store. Park on the left side of the road, cross the street and follow the cairned trail straight up the hillside.Tucked up in the Methow (the h is silent) Valley east of the North Cascades in Washington lies the beautiful a...

  • Hike to the Goat Peak Lookout

    With fall coming quickly, that means larch fever. Views of the North Cascades, Methow Valley, and fall colors all at 7000 feet, doing the short hike of just over 2 miles up to the Goat Peak Lookout will not disappoint.The hike begins in a beautifu...

    5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike Abernathy Peak

    Abernathy Peak is one of the shortest and easiest peak on the Bulger List, as it's just a walk-up covering  around 9 miles and 5100 feet in gain. The trail to starts at the Twisp River Trail, but a few paces after the trailhead, the trail splits a...

    9 miles 5100 ft gain

  • Ski Washington Pass

    Because the North Cascades highway usually closes from November to May due to heavy snow and huge slides that bury the road, few people expend the energy to get there, meaning it's one of the only places where fresh tracks are almost guaranteed th...

  • Get your shot of Liberty Bell

    Liberty Bell is just one mile south of Washington Pass. This peak is part of a group of spires, which include North and South Early Winters Spires, Concord Tower, and Lexington Tower.If you’ve decided to take in the viewpoints driving Hwy 20 throu...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Stehekin, Washington

      North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin

      The North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin is a 30-room Lodge and Cabins that has a full-service restaurant with outside dinning and bar area, gift shop, and store.

      From $109/night

    • Entiat, Washington

      Cottonwood Cabin

      Overview Cottonwood Cabin is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District in central Washington's Entiat Valley, on the banks of the Entiat River at an elevation of 3,1...

    • Entiat, Washington

      Silver Falls Group Site

      Overview Silver Falls Group Campground sits in forested, mountain terrain on the banks of the Entiat River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in the Entiat Ranger District. The cascading ...

    • Cascade River Road

      Marble Creek Campground

      Overview Situated on the banks of the scenic Cascade River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Marble Creek campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the northern Cascade Range.Ca...

    • Cascade River Road

      Mineral Park Campground

      Overview Mineral Park Campground is situated near the confluence of the North and South Forks of the scenic Cascade River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Scattered beneath a towering canopy...

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