The North Cascades Highway is known as one of the great motorcycle routes in North America.
Washington State Route 20 stretches from the ocean coast through the state with the popular scenic motorcycle route being from Burlington to Okanogan. This segment of highway has been called…
“The Most Beautiful Mountain Highway in the State of Washington”.
The route passes through the North Cascades National Park and is nationally recognized as a scenic byway. Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world list this route as one of their top rides. On summer weekends hundreds and hundreds of motorcycles can be found enjoying this route. Winthrop is located right on this scenic route and welcomes motorcycle riders to stop and enjoy the old west town of Winthrop and our many motorcycle-friendly amenities and lodging options.
For a glimpse of a motorcycling couple enjoying Winthrop and the North Cascades Highway, check out this video.
For motorcyclists wanting even more miles and more grandeur they can continue on from Winthrop onto the Cascade Loop. The Cascade Loop is Washington State’s 440 mile long highway and is recognized as one of the most spectacular, scenic routes in America.
“You’ll be amazed by 65 miles of old growth forest thru a national park with alpine vistas climbing from sea level to 8000 ft. and ending up in a great town Winthrop Washington. This is truly one of Washington’s hidden secrets!!! Eastern end of Northern Cascades near Winthrop, WA.”