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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.

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Pick a sunny day and stop at every lookout - Lives up to the name American Alps

Drive Highway 20 from from Rockport in the east to Winthrop in the east. Better yet, camp at Colonial Creek Campground in the middle and do day trips both ways. You can drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Drive Highway 20 from from Rockport in the east to Winthrop in the east. Better yet, camp at Colonial Creek Campground in the middle and do day trips both ways. You can drive through in 1/2 a day but you would only scratch the surface. The Visitor's center at Newhalem is worth at least an hour, much more if you... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great views, easy and short access to overlooks. This is a very nice small park. Spend some time here as you pass through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful drive through the North Cascades. We loved Winthrop! It's an old western town. I even bought a piece of artwork. The best views are at Diablo Lake. What an amazing lake.

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Warren, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There's beauty at every turn on this highway! Don't blink--you just may miss something--don't wanna do that do ya?

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Denver, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great but relatively pretty short scenic highway. Diablo Lake view points are just amazing. Highly recommended to stop to look at each vista point.

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an absolutely gorgeous drive with must stops at the Gorge, Diablo and Ross dams. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and the color of the water in the Skagit River below Ross Dam (a true mountain lake color) is an unexpected turquoise. THe reason for the color is the glaciers melting which grinds rock against rock to create a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great road, well maintained great views and vistas. Make sure and stop at Diablo lake overlook great views of beautiful aqua marine lake. Also make sure to pack your rain gear, and a helmet. We drove it on a beautiful July day without a cloud in the sky. When we got to the top of the pass we hit rain... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Maybe I should not spread the word that this park is not only beautiful, scenic, an easy drive, uncrowded, but it is also free. Mount Rainier and Olympic each charged $20 for the day with hoardes of people. This one was free and the scenery was just as stunning. Diablo Lake and Washington Pass are two stunning overlooks. Do not... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the #1 Destination Highway for motorcycles in Washington State. Yes, it is beautiful. I especially like it west to east. BUT…..it is busy. Lots of motorhomes. Less of a joy to be behind while you are on your bike. For my money, I prefer "the roads less traveled" in eastern Washington state.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We've been to quite a few national parks, and North Cascades Highway is beautiful, but doesn't seem to have nearly as many scenic stops/hikes as the others. There isn't an entry fee, so we didn't need our annual National Park Pass, which was great. We visited both the Newhalem and Golden West Visitor Centers, which were both quite nice. The... More 

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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  North Cascades National Park

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