The Pacific Northwest is filled with some of the most beautiful sights in the United States. From majestic mountain ranges to cascading waterfalls, there are jaw-dropping views at every turn. How can you possibly experience all the natural beauty that this area has to offer during your trip? We suggest embarking on these scenic drives near Leavenworth, WA! These road trips wind through the most magnificent landscapes near our town, like the North Cascades Mountain Range. Read on to learn more about five of our favorite scenic drives!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Leavenworth Travel Guide. This online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do, see, and more in our area. Best of all, you can pull it up on your smartphone at any point during your drive to see what else is in the area!
Top 5 Scenic Drives Near Leavenworth, WA
1. Blewett Pass
Blewett Pass is a 52.9-mile mountain pass in the Wenatchee Mountains. This roadway sits at an elevation of more than 4,000 feet, so it’s a great way to climb the mountainside without any physical labor! You can check the road conditions report before heading out to see if it’s safe. We advise against visiting when there’s snow and/or ice on the ground.
2. Lake Wenatchee Loop
The Lake Wenatchee Loop is a must-visit for Pine River Ranch guests. This 80-mile round-trip route weaves through the Wenatchee National Forest and Lake Wenatchee before looping back to the town of Leavenworth.
3. Stevens Pass Greenway
Visit two national forests in one fell swoop when you visit Stevens Pass Greenway. This greenway covers a total of 89 miles that runs through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
4. North Cascades Highway
North Cascades Highway, or Washington State Route 20, is part of the 400-mile Cascade Loop. Drive through the North Cascades and enjoy beautiful views of vistas, towering firs, and more! While you’re driving through the mountains, plan to stop off at some of the hiking trails along the way.
5. Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula is one of our favorite road trips in Washington State. It’s known as one of “Washington’s Most Majestic Places” because of the beautiful sights at Olympic National Park. During your visit to the park, you must visit the Enchanted Valley, which boasts several hiking trails that lead to beautiful views!
Drive Back to Pine River Ranch
Head back to Pine River Ranch after a day of exploring these scenic drives near Leavenworth, WA. Our bed and breakfast is located off the beaten path, about 20 minutes from downtown Leavenworth, so you can continue to take in beautiful sights on the drive back! Then, enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our suites. Any overnight stay at our Leavenworth bed and breakfast comes with our complimentary amenities and daily breakfast.
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