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North Cascades Highway

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

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One of many spectacular things to do while in Anacortes, Washington

Also known as Hwy 20, the North Cascades Hwy loop is a classic scenic route -- it goes through Skagit Valley, Concrete, passes Ross and Diablo dams and traverses Ross Lake Natl... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Also known as Hwy 20, the North Cascades Hwy loop is a classic scenic route -- it goes through Skagit Valley, Concrete, passes Ross and Diablo dams and traverses Ross Lake Natl Rec area. Mountain slopes flame with wildflowers and foliage. The pinnacle point is 5,477 ft high Washington Pass/Park and has lots of curves between Early Winters Creek and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great scenery in this park! Its nice to drive with your windows down and enjoy the clean air! There are many hiking trails along the way. Great road!

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Woodway, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful lake by electric co. Great pics looking down on it. Overlooks were gorgeous: Diablo Lake, Ross Lake, Washington Pass. Pics: Gorge Creek Falls, Colonial Creek, Blue Lake.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You drive in through British Columbia to get to this park in Washington State. This is a bit odd, but there are no roads to the park from the south, I.e., the USA. The route in through BC is on a gravel road, well maintained, that winds through thick tree lined valleys, with high looming mountains on both sides. Ross... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love this park. It's wild and beautiful! It's one of our favourite places to camp. Hiking is great plus you can canoe through the canyon! Worth a visit

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You will not see many more beautiful drives in the US. This drive is isolated but more importantly it avoids going back through that Seattle traffic that we wanted to avoid. Plan to take time to see the sights along the highway.

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I went on April 30,2015. We drive on I5 from Vancouver then turn on Route 20. After driving for some time, we reach the North Cascades National Park visior center, and the centre is not open yet. But We got a map there, then we continue to drive along the Route 20, we saw seveal beautiful sites... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I usually go south to Rainier and St Helens but went to scope out some trails for later this summer. It was such a beautiful drive and the towns along the highway were quaint, the views breath taking.

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Colville, Washington
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75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went over this highway in April right after it opened and it was snowing. The scenery was lovely. There weren't any accessible bathrooms as they were snowed in.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful drive with great vistas. New snow on mountain top with green new leaves mid-mountain and gorgeous spring blooms in valley. So excited to spot a bald eagle near River. Water falls all along the drive.

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

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