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Blewett Pass Highway
Leavenworth to I-90/Cle Elum (48 mi.)--Lovely, winding mountain highway over Swauk Pass

Columbia River Gorge Highway
Washougal to Wishram/Hwy 97 (70 mi )--This spectacular river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Range State Hwy 14 through farmlands and forests in the west to arid rangeland in the east

Mather Memorial Parkway
Enumclaw to Naches (75 mi.)-Travel along the icy, White River, following State Hwy 410 from Enumclaw east through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie National Forest, over Chinook and Cayuse Passes. and through the ponderosa pine forested slopes along the American River to Naches.

Mount Rainier Loop
107 miles From Elbe take State Route 706 east to State Route 123. Head south to US 12. Go west to State Route 7 in Morton, then north to Elbe. Route traverses Mount Rainier National Park and passes Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Views of Mount Wow, Cougar Rock, Pinnacle Peak, Pinnacle Glacier, Cowlitz River and Tatoosh Range.

Mountain Loop Highway
Granite Falls to Darrington (50 mi.)-Drive from Granite Falls east on State Hwy 92 through a lush forest along the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River, past the Big Four Ice Caves, over Barlow Pass, and down along the Sauk River to Darrington.

Sherman Pass Highway
Republic to Kettle Falls (35 mi.)-Travel along State Hwy 20 through the forested Kettle River Range on the Colville National Forest, crossing Sherman Pass

Stevens Pass Highway
Skykomish to Leavenworth (50 mi.)--A picturesque drive along U.S. Hwy 2 east over Stevens Pass, passing Deception Falls, the Stevens Pass Historic Railroad District and the Iron Goat Trail, colorful Nason Ridge, and the Tumwater River.

White Pass Highway
Packwood to Naches (50 mi.)-Travel east from Packwood on U.S. Hwy 12 through rugged mountain scenery, along Rimrock Lake and the Tieton River to Naches.


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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