Canyon Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

NOTE: The Canyon Creek Bridge, on Jackita Ridge Trail #738 was destroyed by a tree which fell across the bridge. This impacts access to the popular Devil’s Dome loop (shared loop with North Cascades National Park).  By fall (or mid-summer possibly), hikers should be able to ford across the creek, but normally this creek runs very high and would be a difficult and dangerous ford in spring and early summer.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Canyon Creek Bridge, on Jackita Ridge Trail #738 was destroyed by a tree which fell across the bridge. This impacts access to the popular Devil’s Dome loop (shared loop with North Cascades National Park).  By fall (or mid-summer possibly), hikers should be able to ford across the creek, but normally this creek runs very high and would be a difficult and dangerous ford in spring and early summer. 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
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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Activities


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Amenities

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

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
15.5 miles

  Latitude : 
48.70643

  Longitude : 
-120.91876

  Elevation : 
1900 - 6900

 

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