Nearby Cities and Towns
Homesteaders living here in the 1800s, thought the mountain looked like and index finger, and so began referring to their community by the name.
Situated on the North Fork Skykomish River at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains, about 53 miles northeast of Seattle.
Turn north off US 2 onto Index Galena Road.
Wild Lily Ranch Cabins. Phone: 360-793-2103.
Index General Store. Phone: 360-793-0693.
Pickett Index Historical Museum.
Corner of 5th Street & Avenue A, Index, WA 98256. Phone:
Features mining, logging and the area's natural disasters.
Cascade Loop - Snohomish River Valley
This 400 mile scenic driving tour extends from the Puget Sound to the Cascade Mountains. Follow the Skykomish River on the Stevens Pass Greenway taking you through the towns of Skykomish, Stevens Pass, Index, Gold Bar and Sultan. Suring your journey, you can stop along the way and hike one of the many trails or view scenic waterfalls located off the highway.
The 500-foot cliffs, known as Index Town Wall are popular with rock climbers, and feature some of the most technical climbing in the state.
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