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Cascade River Road reopens access to hikers, climbers

Spectacular snowy vistas command the horizon in this shot of Eldorado Peak at sunrise in Washington's North Cascades National Park.
 (David Jensen / Country magazine)
Spectacular snowy vistas command the horizon in this shot of Eldorado Peak at sunrise in Washington's North Cascades National Park. (David Jensen / Country magazine)

 PUBLIC LANDS --The Cascade River Road from the west side of the North Cascades has reopened to all vehicles to its end at Cascade Pass Trailhead.

The road had been closed for the winter at the Eldorado Trailhead, three and a half miles below the Cascade Pass Trailhead.

Construction earlier this year replaced the culverts at mile 12 at Hard Creek Bridge to improve and ensure continued access to areas along the road in the future and to decrease the potential for road failure.

The Cascade River Road provides access to the very popular Cascade Pass, Horseshoe Basin, and Sahale Arm Trails, as well as a scenic route for visitors hiking across the park to Stehekin. Boston Basin is a popular climbing area, with access to Forbidden, Sahale and Sharkfin peaks, and is also accessed via the Cascade River Road.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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