Peshastin to Ellensburg via Blewett Pass

Peshaston, Washington

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This 54-mile, north-to-south drive traverses the Wenatchee Mountains between Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass highways. This route incorporates the 48-mile Forest Service Scenic Blewett Pass drive. The first 21 miles climb through rugged, wooded terrain to Blewett Pass. From there, the drive descends to a plateau that overlooks the Swauk Prairie and Kittitas Valley, then descends through rolling farmlands to Ellensburg. In the winter, traction devices may be required. Special attractions include: Historic mining sites, hiking, 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.
Scenic Driving Washington

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Scenic Driving Washington

by Steve Giordano (Falcon Guides)

This 54-mile, north-to-south drive traverses the Wenatchee Mountains between Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass highways. This route incorporates the 48-mile Forest Service Scenic Blewett Pass drive. The first 21 miles climb through rugged, wooded terrain to Blewett Pass. From there, the drive descends to a plateau that overlooks the Swauk Prairie and Kittitas Valley, then descends through rolling farmlands to Ellensburg. In the winter, traction devices may be required.

Special attractions include: Historic mining sites, hiking, 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.

©  Steve Giordano/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Peshaston
Distance: 54
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District, Cle Elum Ranger District
Topo Map: Peshastin to Ellensburg via Blewett Pass Topographic Map
Guide Book: Scenic Driving Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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