October 21, 2016: Forest Road 9737 North Fork Teanaway was damaged by flood waters between the Iron Peak Trailhead and the Esmeralda / Ingalls Way Trailhead on Thursday October 20. Vehicle access to DeRoux Trailhead, Iron Peak Trailhead, and Esmeralda / Ingalls Way Trailhead and trails is not possible. Repairs this fall are not likely. For additional information please contact the Cle Elum Ranger Station.
At a Glance
$5/Vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass. Washington State Discover passes are not valid on National Forest lands.
Wilderness permits are required to enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
From Cle Elum, WA follow Highway 903/W for 2 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 10/ 970 and follow for 6.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road North Fork and follow for 13 miles. Then stay right on Forest Road 9737 and follow for about 9.6 miles to the Esmeralda trailhead.