Methow River - Calrton to McFarland Creek

Carlton, Washington 98814

Methow River - Calrton to McFarland Creek

Methow River - Calrton to McFarland Creek Professional Review and Guide

"The Methow (pronounced MET-how) originates high in the North Cascades and runs with melting snow into the lake formed on the Columbia by Wells Dam near Pateros. The Indian name for the river means “salmon falls river.” It’s a good description.

The river has a lot of rapids and runs of salmon and steelhead. The valley through which it flows is surrounded by dry, sagebrush-covered hills that look like the setting for a Hollywood western movie. In fact, Owen Wister wrote The Virginian while he was living in Winthrop, where the Chewuch joins the Methow."

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Trail Information

Carlton
Nearby City
10
Distance
3 to 4 hours
Duration
Class II
Class
Best: July to August
Season
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Office in Ephrata
Local Contacts
USGS Methow
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018