There's something for every ability on the Methow snowshoe trail network (or off of it!).
Snowshoeing can be slow and gentle - an opportunity for quiet reprieve far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Or it can provide a higher paced opportunity for a workout and a destination vista. If you've never been on a Methow snowshoe trail, you might try Beaver Loop; a gentle upper-Valley signed path that meanders through cedar forest and beaver chewed cottonwoods along Early Winter's Creek, or Rader Creek Loop; a higher-elevation, scenic outing at Sun Mountain. Maps are available at the Methow Trails office in Winthrop and most ski ticket vendors.
Where To Snowshoe
Methow Trails hosts snowshoe tours throughout the winter. Local naturalists lead the tours which are about winter ecology, wildlife and tracks, snow and more. These family-friendly tours leave from the North Cascades Basecamp and Sun Mountain Lodge at 11:00 a.m. on selected Saturdays. Tours last 90 to 120 minutes. $5 snowshoe pass required. For dates and times check out the Methow Trails website.
Rentals, passes and maps available at:
- Sun Mountain Lodge
- Methow Cycle and Sport
- Winthrop Mountain Sports
- North Cascades Basecamp
- Cascades Outdoor Store