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Snowmobiling

Explore the backcountry, travel the groomed trails and get to know Okanogan Country from the seat of a snowmobile!

 

QUICK FACTS

Snowmobiling is allowed on the streets of Conconully and Chesaw. Please check the Dual Use Roads report to view which roads are open for snowmobile use throughout the county. Obtain a Washington State Sno-Park Permit prior to visiting SnoParks.

Many trails are groomed all winter long. See the grooming link for those in the Methow. Snowmobile Grooming 

Okanogan Country Grooming Reports (509) 422-7324 


Pateros Area-100 miles    Map

Black Canyon Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed trails for snowmobiling. Location: 6.5 miles north of Pateros on Highway 153, one mile west on Forest Road 4010. 15 spaces

South Fork Gold Creek Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Location: 15 miles north of Pateros on Highway 153, then one mile west on County Road No. 1029, two miles south on Forest Road 4330.


 

Mazama Area-100 miles     Map

Yellow Jacket Sno-Park
Activities: Snowmobiling. There are two trails: Yellow Jacket and Harts Pass. Location: 6.9 miles west of Mazama via County Road No. 9140, then 1/2 mile north on Yellowjacket Road. 50 spaces. Map

Goat Creek Sno-Park
Activities: Backcountry snowmobiling or to Yellowjacket. Location: 16 miles NW of Winthrop, right after crossing the Mazama bridge, 2 miles south on Goat Creek Road, and 1/4 mile up USFS Road 52. 20 spaces. Two trails: Goat Peak Loop and Long Creek.

Eight Mile Ranch Sno-Park
Activities: Excellent snowmobiling. Three trails: 8-mile, Sweetgrass Butte, and Cub Pass. Location: Six miles north of Winthrop via County Road No. 1213 to junction with County Road No. 9137, then 2.5 miles north on County Road 9137 and USFS Road 51. 25 spaces.

Boulder Creek Sno-Park
Activities: Three trails, 17 k/m: Boulder Creek, Baldy Pass, and Tiffany Meadows. Excellent snowmobiling. Boulder Creek is a popular departure point for rides to Long Swamp, 30-mile Meadows, or even all the way to Conconully, a trip of about 40 miles.Location: Six miles north of Winthrop via County Road 1213 to County Road 9137, then 1 mile northeast on county road 9137 & USFS Road 37. 30 spaces.


 

Loup Loup Area – 34 miles     Map

Loup Loup Ski Bowl & North Summit Sno-Park
Activities: There is 1,200 vertical feet of fall line, a professional ski school, full service rental shop, four-person lift for skiers and snowboarders, day lodge, cafeteria. Easy to challenging cross-country skiing and telemarking. The Sno-Park area offers snowmobiling on two trails: Buck Pass and Starvation Mountain. Ski Bowl Location: Off Highway 20, 12 miles East of Twisp, 18 miles west of Okanogan. Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation: 557-3401, www.skitheloup.com. Sno-Park Location: 12.5 miles east of Twisp via Highway 20, then 1/2 mile north on USFS Road 42. 50 spaces. On the road to the Ski Bowl.


 

Twisp Area – 58 total miles    Map

Twisp River Sno-Park
Activities: Two trails: Twisp River Loop and Buttermilk Butte. Great access to Black Pine Lake. Snowshoe and ski along the south side of Twisp River (War Creek & South Creek). Location: 10 miles west of Twisp on Twisp River County Road, 2 miles on Buttermilk Creek Road. 15 spaces.


 

Tonasket and Lake Bonaparte Area – 52 miles   Map

Lake Bonaparte & Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing. The lake is open to fishing year round and is stocked with kokanee, rainbow, lake and brook trout. There is a resort at the lake. Location: The Sno-Park is approx. one mile south of the lake. The lake is at the base of Mt. Bonaparte in the Okanogan Highlands. 20 miles from Tonasket via Highway 20 (eastbound), then 7 miles on Bonaparte Lake County Road. 25 spaces at the sno-park.


 

Conconully Area – 128 total miles   Map

Kerr Sno-Park
Activities: 24 miles of white-zone play area and plenty of offtrail recreational opportunities. There are two trails: 30-mile Longswamp and Tiffany Meadows. Cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, wildlife viewing. Restrooms and shelter available. Location: Five miles north of Conconully on County Road 2361 & USFS Road 38 (Salmon Meadows Road). 25 spaces.

Peacock Meadows Sno-Park
Activities: Snowmobiling, sledding, inner-tubing. Two trails: Buck Pass & Baldy Pass. Permit may be required. Location: From Conconully, three miles south on County Road 2017. 50 spaces. 


 

Omak Area – 33 miles    Map

Crawfish Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed snowmobile route is one of Okanogan County’s best kept secrets. Location: 12 miles east of Riverside, cross the bridge at Okanogan River, turn left on Old Riverside Hwy., continue north up hill. At Y turn right (Tunk Valley). Crawfish Lake is at the end of the road.


 

Republic Area – 120 Miles   Map

Empire Lake Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed snowmobile trails. Location: Approx. twelve miles north of Republic on Hwy. 21. County Road 270, turn left on County Road 201, right on County Road 517 to Sno-Park.

Swan Lake Sno-Park
Activities: Groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Location: Take Hwy. 21 south of Republic, 7 miles to Scatter Creek Road.


 

Stop by the Methow Valley Ranger District office to find out where some of the best snowmobile riding in the valley is happening. (509) 997-2131. The Methow Valley has access to about half of the county's 1369 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

One of the more popular rides is from the Boulder Creek SnoPark (in the Methow Valley) over to Conconully via Baldy Pass (in the Okanogan Valley). Once in Conconully, snowmobilers can gas up and stop for a bite to eat, since Conconully is one of two towns in Washington that permit snowmobiling on the town streets. Once you're in town, you have access to numerous trails in the Okanogan National Forest right from Conconully.

The annual Conconully Christmas parade of snowmobiles, with red and green cellophane taped over their lights, makes for a colorful display for the holiday season. Don't miss this event in December. More information about Conconully call 877-826-9050

Up-to-date information on snowmobile conditions, maps and county roads open for snowmobiling is available from the Okanogan County Dept. of Public Works at 509 422-7324.



Canaan Guest Ranch

Description: Canaan Guest Ranch is located between the towns of Tonasket and Republic. In an area called Aeneas Valley. Canaan Ranch sits at an elevation of 3500 ft., covers 500 acres. Come and visit, enjoy the beauty of the mountains and share our life style. Wildlife viewing and birding is at its best at Canaan Ranch deer, eagles, wild turkeys, coyotes, and bobcats are frequent visitors. Enjoy the many activities on the ranch including horseback riding, hay-rides, barn dances, hiking back-packing, snowmobile access to snow park and 1000s of acres to ride in the adjoining Okanogan National Forest, 500 separate acres for cross country skiing. A perfect place to get away from it all, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall!

Address: 474 Cape Labelle Rd, Tonasket, WA 98855
Phone: 866-295-4217
Website: http://canaanguestranch.com

Eden Valley Guest Ranch

Description: Lodging in 10 fully furnished 1-bedroom cabins with great views and high speed wireless Internet. One is wheel chair accessible. Catered events in the beautiful Eden Valley Lodge. Special menus include: vegan, vegetarian and historic Highland cuisine. Trail Rides on the mountain for beginners to expert. A variety of horses fit a variety of riders. Horse Hotel – 10 well-spaced corrals, large trailer parking area, water, compost area and more. Amenities: Picnic area with campfire, tables, seating and two large BBQs. Child play area features a enormous sand pile and out door toys in addition to a basket ball hoop area on concrete pad. Child & Dog Friendly, Car Accessible year round and motorcycle and bicycle accessible spring/summer/fall. Wildflower tours * History Tours * Concierge for the Okanogan Highlands. Our Trail System welcomes hikers, mountain bikers, horses, dogs and has limited ATV access for ingress/egress to US Forest Service. In winter the trails are for snowshoers, cross country skiers and snowmobilers. We also have Tube Hill.

Address: 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville, WA 98844
Phone: 509-485-4002
Email: info@edenvalleyranch.net
Website: http://www.edenvalleyranch.net

Loup Loup Ski Area

Description: How many ski areas are non profit organizations? The Loup Loup Ski Bowl is one of the few, the Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation is a 501 c 3. Located between Twisp and Okanogan on Highway 20, the Loup Loup Pass is just a short trip from the winter play land of the Methow Valley, and provides all of the fun of a private ski hill without all the cost. 1,240 vertical feet with 10 runs ranging from beginner to expert. The mountain is serviced by a Poma fixed grip quad chair lift, installed in 1998 with an amazing community effort. A platter surface lift and a beginner rope tow give sliders a chance to practice their skills without going to the top. Runs are groomed nightly with modern Bombardier snow cats. The Loup Loup Ski Bowl also has 23 kilometers of groomed and track set Nordic trails on Bear Mountain, with another 50k two miles away at the Washington State Parks South Summit Sno-park. We also have tube rentals for your enjoyment on the weekends and holiday periods, two lanes with a walk up lane make for fun excercise. Beginners of any age will appreciate the un-crowded gentle slopes and the fully certified ski school with all levels of Alpine, snowboarding and Nordic lessons. The Loup Loup Rental Shop offers snowboards, alpine skis and kids equipment rental.

Address: PO Box 768, Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone: 509-597-3401
Email: info@skitheloup.com
Website: http://www.skitheloup.com
 

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