We are an authorized dealer for Rossignol cross country skis, both skate and classic. We also offer ski rentals, fat bike rentals and Methow Trails passes. The store is owned by long distance hikers and staffed by outdoor enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you before or after your next adventure!
Explore an easy, gently graded trail to Falls Creek Waterfall just outside of Winthrop Washington. The first waterfall is just a quarter-mile from the trailhead and is accessible via a paved trail. If your thirst for falling water isn’t quenched by just one, follow a gentle switchback from the lower viewpoint to the top of the first falls. From there you will enjoy views of an upper falls in addition to the water rushing over the rocks that creates the lower falls.
Falls Creek Waterfall
Co-ordinates: 48.6346, -120.1559
Withe Methow Motion Shuttle Services, you can get a ride up to Hart’s Pass, Bridge Creek, or a trailhead of your choice in our 2007 Honda Pilot.
WA Pass – North Cascades Scenic Hwy.1/10
- Airport/train/bus connection
- Ski/snowboarding transport
- Mountain/fat biking transport
- Nordic skiing/snowshoeing connection
- Food delivery (check availability)
- Rental car connection
- Wine tasting tours
- General transportation and more…
Located in the Methow Valley, nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Methow Motion is currently the only local shuttle service operating under USFS special use permit. We provide recreational trailhead drops/pick ups within the Okanogan – Wenatchee National Forest areas for access to the Pacific Crest Trail System.
About Methow Motion Shuttle Services
Wesley Wilcox and Rachel Cramer are well versed in the principles of excellent customer service. But outside of their impeccable ability to make people from all walks of life feel comfortable and taken care of – they themselves are genuinely exceptional individuals. When Wes and Rachel became partners and merged their lives many years ago, the team that they became benefited not only their immediate families – but also their community. As the only transport service available, Methow Motion Shuttle Services provides transportation to clients within the Methow Valley, through-out the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and regionally. A necessity that a tourist based economy, and growing community desperately needs.
As the only shuttle service legally permitted to operate in the National Forest, Methow Motion will spend a solid portion of their time ferrying backpackers to and from numerous trailheads, including Pacific Crest Trail entry and exit points. Hitting the river for a float and wondering how you’ll get back to your car? Need a lift over the Loup to an appointment? Surprise flight out of Wenatchee without a ride to the airport? Methow Motion will meet and exceed your needs.
Methow Motion continues the passenger transportation business begun by Susan Speir, (Gabby Cabby, 2012), and then later operated by Jeremy and Tyler Welborn as Classic Mountain Cabby, (2013-2019). After the acquisition from previous owner, and friend of Wes and Rachel’s, Tyler Welborn – Methow Motion came to fruition.
Methow Trails maintains and operates the Nation’s largest cross-country ski nation. The Methow Valley trail system includes over 120 miles of cross country ski trails in the winter months, and is recognized as one of the finest trail systems in North America for nordic skiing, mountain biking, trail running, horseback riding and hiking. Methow Trails is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting users to the special nature of the Methow Valley and support community vitality.
In 1972, the opening of the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) enhanced the potential for tourism and related outdoor activities in the Methow Valley region. The setting of Okanogan County’s Methow Valley is inimitable, lending both a perfectly scaled geography and a diversity of natural-resource attributes for a recreation-based, community. Seeing this unique opportunity as a catalyst for the region’s economic base that would maintain the spectacular natural attributes of the area, a handful of valley residents envisioned and inspired cooperation among private landowners and various agencies to form the Methow Valley Family Sports Club in 1977 and the Methow Valley Community Trail (aka Community Trail). By 1980, the organization changed its name to the Methow Valley Ski Touring Association and shortly after hired its first staff. From 1995 to 2014, the organization was known as the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association.
In the fall of 2014 the name was shortened to Methow Trails as it stands today. Since its humble beginnings, the non-profit organization has grown and has facilitated the development of the nation’s largest Nordic ski trail system, transforming the once- disconnected series of trails within the region into an elaborate network containing nearly 200 kilometers of all-season trails surrounded by more than a million acres of national wilderness and forest lands.As the region has grown with an increasing number of second homes and lodging facilities, the trails have become a central attraction and have contributed to both the near-term and long-run economic stability of the valley.
The 32-kilometer Community Trail remains the central trail corridor through the valley and connects the northwest community of Mazama with Winthrop and Sun Mountain Lodge. Today the network of trails generate about $4.5 million directly, another $4.1 million indirectly, and another $2.7 million annually through related industry earnings in the Methow Valley. Additionally, some 49 full-time jobs and 159 seasonal full-time and/or part-time jobs can be directly attributed to the network of trails and adjacent lands.
Primary winter uses of the trails include Nordic or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, the trails become a mecca for mountain bikers and hikers. Other trail uses include equestrian riding, dog walking, running, nature observation, and access to fly-fishing areas.Some 52% of the trail system is on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands with another 0.02% on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) lands. Of the remaining lands, 2.1% is on Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land, and another 1.7% is on Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) lands secured with 20-year permits. The remainder runs over a complex of private lands on which MVSTA has entered into long-term agreements with landowners.
The Master Plan is intended to guide the management, development and future of Methow Trails. It is based on board direction, and input from staff, the membership and the public.
As an active recreation area, the Spring Creek Bridge provides a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from the south end of downtown to the center of town. The 380-foot-long bike and pedestrian bridge marks the beginning of the Susie Stephens Trail, and is a defining feature of the downtown area. The bridge design incorporates features that make it consistent with the town’s western theme.
Spring Creek Bridge
Winthrop, WA 98862 US