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Beautiful Enchantments!

We ended up getting a pass for three days back in June, which is still considered the shoulder... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Seattle, Washington
Wonderful hike in Fall

I couldn't get the permit for the whole Enchantments so we went for two parts of the lowest lakes... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Sergio B
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National Forest Development Road 7601, Icicle Creek Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

We ended up getting a pass for three days back in June, which is still considered the shoulder season. It was chilly hiking, though you worked up a sweat and ended up taking the layers off. Once we stopped moving and were setting up the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't get the permit for the whole Enchantments so we went for two parts of the lowest lakes. In one day we hiked up to Colchuck Lake, Stuart and back. In the other day we went from Icicle road all the way up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sergio B
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Enter the lottery to get a permit to spend the night- a lot of people do the 20 mile hike in a day, but that doesn't give you a chance to truly appreciate the scenery. Definitely bring bug spray, and watch where you pee since...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Caroline Z
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

There were a lot of people of trail but that was no biggie, I never felt crowed. This hike itself is a great workout, to get to the lake you are hiking four miles uphill, my boyfriend and I made it to the lake in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Allyson M
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

You know when Homer Simpson laments - "this is why we can't have nice things." Well that applies here. The Enchantments are beautiful but abused by trail runners and through hikers that do the 20 mile hike in a day and circumvent the permit and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Try for the lottery pass in order to spend at least one night in this beautiful area. Best results come if you can try to enter the Enchantments lottery for a mid week hike. If you are not a solid backpacker, consider going to Stuart...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank recreationchick
Reviewed August 7, 2016

How magnificent! On trails-day the trailhead was packed with cars. We arrived at 820a and had to park down the road a bit. By the time we finished the cars were parked a full mile from the trailhead. Get there early if you want an...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank cctkMiller
Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you are fortunate enough to get picked out of the lottery, I would recommend sleeping at Colchuck Lake and the trying Aasgard Pass the next day. It is a tough hike but the result is worth it. The Enchantment Lakes atop Aasgard pass feel...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank illusion484
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I love hikes where I can incorporate swimming/diving and that is why Colchuck Lake was high on my list of places to visit this year. I wanted to swim in the shadow of Dragontail Peak. But as much as I wanted to like it, I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank 504RichS
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Colchuck Lake is one of the gateways into the Enchantments. From the lake you can view Aasgard Pass which is for more serious hikers/backpackers to enter the Enchantments and that have received a pass to camp overnight. We did this as a day hike. The...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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June 7, 2017|
Response from VncrCanada |
I hiked to Colchuck Lk. on the last day of June last year (2017). The weather was consistently warm (mid 70’s) the whole way and bright (bring sunscreen/ sun hat / sunglasses). The trail has some shade through the forest... More