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Address: Castle Rock, WA
Phone Number: 360-274-5200
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Activities: Driving
Description: A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St...
A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens blast area.
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Fascinating trip through a changing landscape!

Great drive through beautiful and frightening scenery that reminds you at every turn of the power of nature via volcanoes! Do not forget to bring your camera, a sense of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Medford, OR

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Medford, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great drive through beautiful and frightening scenery that reminds you at every turn of the power of nature via volcanoes! Do not forget to bring your camera, a sense of amazement, and a willingness to buckle your seat belts! From traditionally beautiful mountain to devastated landscape that looks more like another planet, you will be amazed if you pay attention.... More 

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Castle Rock, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My love for Castle Rock on Spirit Lake Highway has never disappointed me... it is the most breathtaking amazing place to live. Yes! I said LIVE! Although I am a little bit prejudiced because I live along this scenic route, I still feel obligated to tout its beauty. There are two restaurants along the way, one at 19 mile is... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Seems strange to wrote a review about a road but trip advisor suggested it. 😎 this is a really nice drive. Lots of places to stop and have look at the mountain. We saw a heard of elk crossing right in front of us.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took this road up to see Mt. Saint Helens. It's a long, windy route, but it's gorgeous. There's so much to look at, it's impossible to get bored. And it's a breathtaking scenic drive. I loved being able to stop at the viewpoints and read more about Mt. Saint Helens. You'll notice the volcano damage and the replanting of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a beautiful safe highway to the mountain. While it is a long way up, there is much to see, Elk, deer and a variety of small critters too. You can view timber cuts that are designed to renew the forests. Enjoy the ride!

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a crooked road but its a breath taking beautifu drive. Gas up before you leave castle rock and take a lunch along. Lots of beautiful country to look at. Gods handiwork is awesome!

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

You're not up here just for the drive, you're on your way to see Mount St. Helens from Johnston Ridge Observatory. And there's no other way to get there. But the highway itself is very nice. You'll probably want to stop at all the points along the way for pictures and to take in the scenery. If something seems strange... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Superb road up to the Observatory. It is a long drive 52 miles but it's worth the effort. Stop off and marvel at Mt St Helen's at the numerous view points. Be warned there is no organised foot at the end of the drive. Drive and enjoy.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

It you like driving among spectacular scenery, you'll love this. Someone else here calls it a 'winding mountain road' - well, sort of - but it's magnificently constructed, wide, with careful attention paid to gradients and curve radiuses. The curves swoop along the high sides of the valley, built there rather than on the valley floor so that the road... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful drives I've ever done. The forests are recovering from the blast and you can see signs of life everywhere. A yearling elk even crossed the road a few feet ahead of me. But the changing views of the volcano are the most amazing thing about this road. It's definitely worth it to make... More 

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Address: Address: Castle Rock, WA
Phone Number: 360-274-5200
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Castle Rock

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