From the local establishments to the endless exploration of the Cascade Wilderness, there are many adventures to choose from here in Cle Elum.
Whether on the Paloose to Cascade State Park Trail or one of several other nearby options, you're in for beautiful scenery while hiking on the crest of the Cascade Wilderness.
Local ski area – the Summit at Snoqualmie – offers options for snow sliders of all experience levels, from the world-reknowned steeps at Alpental to the gentler nordic track slopes.
FLYFISH THE YAKIMA
If you're an angler, the world-famous Yakima River is surely in your lexicon – head to the local guide for where and how to try your hand on the water.
TRY THE LOCAL WINE
Diners will never go wrong with a trip to Swiftwater Cellars, known for its incredible meals and a selection of fine wines, all family-owned and operated.
Check out the Dragonwood Equine Facility for family horseback riding or go a more historical route with a trip to the Flying Horseshoe Ranch.
MTB/ TRAIL BIKING
For cyclists, we offer secure overnight bike storage, a small provision of cycle tires, patches, etc. Bike rentals are available through Ride Roslyn for daily trail riding.
HIT THE LINKS
The breathtaking Suncadia resort offers two public courses for visiting golfers – the Prospector and the Rope Rider. Click here for info & tee times.
Local shop Cascade Play Time will have you out ripping around in the snow in no time with their fleet of rentals. Call ahead to reserve!
Looking for even more to do?
The Iron Horse Inn and its cabooses reside next to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, formerly known as the John Wayne trail. For hikers and cyclists, this trail traverses most of Washington state, following the former railway roadbed of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) through miles-long tunnels, over mountain passes, and along railroad trestles.
Located just behind the Inn, the old Cle Elum Depot houses a small railroad museum, as well as some darn good BBQ. The depot also sits along the Milwaukee Road interpretive trail of railroad history.
For the adventurous spirit, check out the Roslyn historical cemeteries for a twist on your stop. Newer to the Roslyn area and quickly becoming a loved spot by locals and visitors alike is Basecamp books and bites.
By far the best place to grab a beer in town is the legendary Brick saloon.
Stop in, do as the locals do and unwind in one of the oldest establishments in town. If you're looking for something a bit newer and a bit stronger, head across the street for a cocktail or tasting from Heritage distilling.