Top Place: Methow Valley

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Methow Valley serves as the eastern gateway to North Cascades National Park and provides access to more than 680,000 acres of wilderness in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth areas.

Experience Washington’s Methow Valley

Located on the east side of Washington’s North Cascade Mountains, the Methow Valley serves as the eastern gateway to North Cascades National Park.

The valley provides access to more than 680,000 acres of wilderness in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth areas.

Methow Valley is flanked by impressive peaks, offering gorgeous scenery and countless recreational opportunities year-round.

What are some of the best things about the Methow Valley?

The Methow Valley is beloved by nearly all who live in or have passed through this incredible place. It has a strong legacy of conservation and one could spend a lifetime exploring the jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape and its many hiking, cross-country skiing and horse trails.

What’s one activity the Methow Valley is known for?

The Methow Valley is home to one of the largest networks of Nordic ski trails in the nation.

Interested in wild adventures and nature walking? Get insider tips.

What’s one way The Wilderness Society is working to protect wildlands around the Methow Valley?

At Wilderness we are working in the Methow Valley to protect the ecological integrity of the area’s wildlands and waters. That includes:

  • Enhancing sustainable recreational opportunities
  • Developing long-lasting partnerships with public land managers to facilitate the protection of wildlands and waters

Learn more about our work around the Methow Valley.