Canyon Creek Trailhead


Provides access to: Jackita Ridge Trail #738 within Pasayten Wilderness and unmaintained Chancellor/Canyon Creek Trail #754  

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  CFR Trail closures on portions of Canyon Creek Trail.(closed to stock from Boulder Creek to Mill Creek and closed to hikers and stock from Mill Creek to Cedar Crossing due to trail wash-outs). 
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead). 
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required for the Pasayten Wilderness. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Certified weed free hay is required on National forest lands (processed grains are okay). Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No, not potable
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes required.  ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District. 509 996-4000

General Information

Directions: From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west 55.1 miles, or 32.8 miles east from Marblemount, to the Canyon Creek Trailhead (near mile post 141).

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Toilets vault toilets
Picnic tables day use picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities self-pay stations available for required recreation pass
Interpretive Site Informative interpretive signs
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
15.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
1900 - 6900