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What a Beautiful and Scenic Drive

One of the most scenic highway I’ve ever had the pleasure of driving on. It’s so eye catching and... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
carlostravels2018
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Miami, Florida
via mobile
Driving this highway is best counter clockwise

Absolutely awe-inspiring - we stopped at every single viewpoint. Right now the deciduous trees and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
simivalley1699
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Washington, the State
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

One of the most scenic highway I’ve ever had the pleasure of driving on. It’s so eye catching and original In it’s most natural state. We had to pull over at least 4 different times and that’s only because we stopped ourselves from pulling over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank carlostravels2018
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Absolutely awe-inspiring - we stopped at every single viewpoint. Right now the deciduous trees and the larches are putting on a fabulous show!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We drove the North Cascades highway from east to west. It was a beautiful day and we loved the drive. Lots of scenic attractions and no commercialism. Do it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonL120
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We took a day to drive through the North Cascades National Park, stopping numerous places. A lot of the road is lined with trees so that there is no viewing (except of amazingly tall tree trunks). But where there is something to see, WOW! We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We drove through the park and decided to keep going east and then south to Mt Rainier Park. This was a beautiful drive. Reminded us of the drive east out of Yellowstone Park. What a wonderful road.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This drive is just GORGEOUS. Really can't say much else. We drove from Marblemount to Washington Pass and there is always something beautiful to see. The North Cascades are absolutely an under-appreciated National Park gem.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank David E
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived Wednesday morning. Haze from forest fires blocking views of mountains. Don't waste your time till smoke clears

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GalinAZta
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is the most scenic and spectacular highway in Washington State, winding through the North Cascades mountains, along several sky-blue-tinted lakes and high passes. Make sure that you allow enough time to pull out at some of the scenic overlooks along the way. In particular,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank ALFriedman
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Once you begin to ascend the scenery gets amazing! We made an afternoon trip to Ruby Falls & got back not too late for dinner, making several stops for pictures & breathing. There are deep gorges, some whitewater, waterfalls, mountain ridge views & stunning overlooks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank skigator
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The drive through the North Cascades was fantastic. Tall stately trees, Mountain views, river and lake crossings the entire way something new it seemed around each curve in the road. Even the tree area burned by the 2015 fire was interesting because of how it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gwenn S
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BackPacker108626
16 December 2018|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
Highway 20 is currently closed. They close it between late November and through December due to avalanches. Updates on road conditions for any Washington state roads can be found on their website. TripAdvisor does not... More
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Muchohucho
12 October 2018|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure which reviewer might have said there is a Ruby Falls along highway 20. I double checked my reviews of the area, and I did not mention such. But, there is a Ruby Trail and a Ruby Mountain in that area. There... More
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vacationdiva
21 September 2018|
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Response from edn636 | Reviewed this property |
Highway 20 is a beautiful drive with fewer vehicles on it. When the higher elevations do get snow, a certain section is closed off over winter. Your time window for your trip should still work. Check the weather forecasts... More
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