Chelan Mountains, Range in Washington

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Chelan Mountains

As part of the North Cascades, the Chelan Mountains Washington offer beautiful scenery, hiking, and camping for both locals and visitors alike and a chance to crack away at the Pacific Crest Trail.

  • Push yourself to explore the Chelan Mountains and take part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail with one of the many local hikes 
  • Hop in your car, go for a scenic drive, and enjoy an overnight car-camping trip 
  • Explore Gorge Lake and the free camping they offer

What can I see and do at the Chelan Mountains? 

Much of the hiking in the Chelan Mountains is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. You can explore Agnes Creek Gorge, West Fork Boulder Creek, Chelan Lakeshore, or Coon Lake. These trails are each at least 15 miles long and not for the faint of heart. 

You can partake in some fun car camping in the Chelan Range in the North Cascades National Park or take a drive along State Route 20 and access one of the campgrounds here. The Gorge Lake Campground is a free campground that operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Within the North Cascades National Park there are 140 designated sites for backpackers that are low-impact and safe. 

Dispersed Camping
If you are trekking through the Chelan Mountain Range and planning on finding your own sites be sure to find a place that is ½ mile from any trail and 1 mile from an already designated camp.

Where is the Chelan Mountain Range?

The Chelan Mountain Range is about 45 miles northeast of Leavenworth and included in the Cascades Mountain Range.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information please call the North Cascades Visitors Center at (206) 386-4495.