Mountain Loop Highway

Darrington, Washington

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A 50-mile drive through a lush forest, along rivers and over a low mountain pass. Mountain Loop Highway follows a horseshoe-shaped loop along several rivers and over a mountain pass. The route is a paved two-lane highway between Granite Falls and Barlow Pass. It becomes a one-lane gravel road between Barlow Pass and the confluence of the Sauk and White Chuck Rivers and is again a two-lane paved surface from the confluence to Darrington. Special attractions: Glacier Peak, Henry M. Jackson, and Boulder River Wilderness Areas; historic mining districts; fishing; hiking; extensive views; lush vegetation; camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
National Forest Scenic Byways Far West

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National Forest Scenic Byways Far West

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

A 50-mile drive through a lush forest, along rivers and over a low mountain pass. Mountain Loop Highway follows a horseshoe-shaped loop along several rivers and over a mountain pass. The route is a paved two-lane highway between Granite Falls and Barlow Pass. It becomes a one-lane gravel road between Barlow Pass and the confluence of the Sauk and White Chuck Rivers and is again a two-lane paved surface from the confluence to Darrington.

Special attractions: Glacier Peak, Henry M. Jackson, and Boulder River Wilderness Areas; historic mining districts; fishing; hiking; extensive views; lush vegetation; camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Darrington
Distance: 50
Season: Middle section closed by winter snows from mid-December until the end of May
Local Contacts: Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Mountain Loop Highway

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