DOGS are prohibited on Colchuck Lake trail, Stuart Lake trail and within the Enchantment Permit Area. Wenatchee, WA 98801 Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited, except for Service Dogs as defined by Department of Justice regulations 28 C.F.R. Due to popular demand for overnight permits, a lottery is held annually. Colchuck Lake is a magnificent color of blue (from glacial till) and offers great overnight camping. (509) 682-4900, Cle Elum Ranger District I slept very well in my tent and woke up refreshed and eager to get along the trail. Leave designated overnight parking for permit holders. Colchuck Glacier is to the right. 803 W. 2nd Street Map showing recreational areas. Follow the sometimes rough and steep dirt road 3.7 miles to Stuart Lake trailhead. Green Trails Map - #209S The Enchantments, USGS Map - Cashmere Mountain/Enchantment Lakes. (509) 784-4700, Methow Valley Ranger District Camping at Colchuck Lake. Colchuck Lake hike is the one you should be hiking if you have never hiked in this Eastern side of Washington. There are also campsites near north end of lake. The trail gradually climbs through forest along Mountaineer Creek and crosses creek at 1.5 miles on a log bridge. Day Passes can be purchased at trailhead, and pass must be displayed on dashboard of vehicle, even if parking on the road. Colchuck Lake via Stuart Lake Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Be prepared to share the trail with hundreds of people; this is an extremely popular route, especially on summer … The area has several wonderful places to pitch a tent. Even though the temperatures were forecast to reach 86 degrees in Leavenworth, much of the trail was shaded and much cooler, very comfortable. is now part of Colville National Forest. Difficulty: Dayhike – Easy Backpacking – Moderate. This weekend we go backcountry camping in the Enchantments for 4 nights/ 5 days! Below us was going to be an adventure as the trail was hard to find. There are also campsites near north end of lake. 600 Sherbourne 1599) and dives right into the forest. Dogs whose sole purpose is to provide therapy, comfort, emotional support or crime deterrent do not qualify as service dogs. Naches, WA 98937 Long and Kathy Long made the first recorde… Dogs whose sole purpose is to provide therapy, comfort, emotional support or crime deterrent DO NOT QUALIFY AS SERVICE DOGS under the regulation and are NOT ALLOWED. The first glance you get rounding the corner to Colchuck Lake is an awe inspiring moment. Cle Elum, WA 98922 This trail is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The Enchantments, with its granite peaks, pristine lakes and jaw-dropping views, is definitely one of them. There are campsites all along the Colchuck lake shore, but be aware that camping here is managed under the same strict regime as the core enchantment zone. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Part 35.136. If you have any questions please call the Leavenworth Ranger Station at (509) 548-2550. Gem Type: Lake Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest First though: freshly … Then pick up the Colchuck Lake Trail for 2.7 miles. 428 W. Woodin Avenue Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/okawen/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=58717&actid=50, Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet, Entiat - Lake Wenatchee Area: Upper Mad River Seasonal Trail Closure, Naches Area: Boulder Cave Trail / Day Use Site Closed. 2108 Entiat Way 24 West Chewuch Road These are self-issued at the trailhead. Trailhead: From west end of Leavenworth on Highway 2, turn south on Icicle Road. Colchuck Lake Trail starts at Stuart Lake trailhead off of Forest Service Road 7601, which can be accessed from Icicle Creek Road. The easiest routes are scrambles from the south and / or the Colchuck Col at the top of the Colchuck Glacier to the east. Entiat, WA 98822 DOGS are prohibited on Colchuck Lake trail, Stuart Lake trail and within the Enchantment Permit Area. 215 Melody Lane It is a must to get to trailhead early as there is limited parking at base and if full it is another probably 2 mile walk from where your other parking option is. Within a quarter-mile the trail crosses into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The first time you round the corner and come out of the trees at Colchuck Lake is something of a religious experience. (509) 664-9200, Chelan Ranger District Trail steepens after the bridge and at 2.5 miles the junction with Colchuck Lake Trail is reached. Leavenworth, WA 98826 Parking along FS Road 7601 is now allowed, but only on right side of road (going up). 4000ft) the trail crosses the creek on an spectacular log bridge spanning deep pools of water on large boulders. 428 W. Woodin Avenue The views were gorgeous. Turn left here and trail soon crosses Mountaineer Creek again on a log bridge. Colchuck Lake is truly a gem of a day hike. Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited. Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited, except for Service Dogs as defined by Department of Justice regulations 28 C.F.R. (509) 996-4000, Naches Ranger District A great way to add to your hike at Colchuck Lake is to stay overnight. Colchuck and Stuart Lakes are part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and require a Northwest Forest Pass. An overnight reservation permit is required from May 15 to October 31. And as gorgeous as the entire area is, Colchuck Lake is its crown jewel. Here we crossed our first bridge and the trail starts to climb. 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