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Stevens Pass, elevation 4,061 feet, on US Highway 2, is one of two east-west highways with mountain passes open year-round in Washington State. The other is I-90, to the south, which crosses Snoqualmie Pass.
The Pass, located on a section of US Highway 2, is designated as both a National Scenic Byway and a Greenway. The 105-mile Stevens Pass scenic byway winds through the rugged, forested Cascade Mountains and runs beside the wild and scenic Skykomish and Wenatchee rivers along most of its length. While the pass is open year round, travelers are advised to carry tire chains and monitor weather conditions during snow season.
Year-round recreation opportunities include white-water rafting, hiking, downhill skiing and snowboarding, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, and auto touring. Stevens Pass Ski Area, located at the apex of the pass, offers seasonal skiing and accommodations. Equipment rentals are available. Be sure to check up-to-date snow reports from Stevens Pass Ski Area to review conditions. See links below for hiking opportunities along the pass.
Stevens Pass offers accommodations along the highway, including hotels and vacation rentals. Other lodging options close to Stevens Pass can be found in Leavenworth. Be sure to check out our Leavenworth pages for an extensive list of accommodations in the quaint Barbarian Village.
22600 Alpine Drive
73525 Stevens Pass Hwy NE,
River Runs Through It. Off Highway 2 at Baring, 23 miles west of Stevens Pass. Phone: 206-325-5881; Toll-free: 1-877-325-5881.
Offers a cluster of rustic cabins at 5,000 feet elevation in the Chiwaukum mountains 17 miles east of Stevens Pass on the edge of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Operated by Don and Chris Hanson, and Marc and Linda Well. Access is via an 8-mile private road, using 4-wheel drive vehicles in the fall and snow cats and snowmobiles during the winter.
Sky River Inn. 333 River Drive E, PO Box 333, Skykomish, WA 98288. Phone: 360-677-2261.
The SkyRiver Inn, the nearest accommodations to the Stevens Pass ski area, is located 16 miles west of Stevens Pass and only 70 miles from Seattle.
Hike the Iron Goat
Contains information about the Iron Goat Trail in the Steven's Pass area of the Washington Cascades. Includes trail maps, upcoming events and hiking information.
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.
Stevens Pass weather on the National Weather Service.
Stevens Pass Ski
The Stevens Pass ski area is located on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee National forests, and is operated under a permit granted by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. Web site includes ski conditions.
Pass View Cam
Department of Transportation site featuring live video feed from Stevens Pass camera updated every 15 minutes. Also, links to road conditions report on each of the Washington mountain passes.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
55 Hikes Around Stevens Pass: Wild Sky Area by Rick McGuire and Ira Spring. New addition to the popular 100 Hikes in™ series and companion to the successful 55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass. Details mile by mile the views along Stevens Pass Highway, a designated national scenic byway. Order now...
to Trails Northwest Washington: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
by Ira Spring and Washington Trails Association. Mountaineer Books. Order now...
Snowshoe Routes Washington, 3rd Edition (Mountaineers Books) by Can Nelson. This guide features 100 routes categorized in nine sections, and information on camping options, parking, dog-friendly routes and avalanche risk. Color photographs and at-a-glance icons are also included. Order now...
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes In Washington: Description of Mountaineers Books 100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes In Washington by Rainer Burdorfer. More than 100 routes and tours for intermediate to advanced alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders, this guide is the definitive reference for the Cascade region. Order now...
Great Places: Washington: A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping by John Kruse. The geology, animal and plant life, and history of Washington's most-storied and scenic locales, including the best local lodging and amenities are explained in this full color guide. Order now...
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