Seasonal Sights in the Methow Valley

From summer sightseeing along the North Cascades Highway to cross-country skiing in the winter, the Methow Valley offers a bounty of attractions.

Spring in the Methow Valley is announced in iconic, yellow arrowleaf balsamroot blooms popping up on almost every hillside, bikers rolling down the county roads linking Twisp, Carlton, Winthrop, Wolf Creek and Sun Mountain, and the reappearance everywhere of hiking trails.

In summer, the stunning North Cascades Highway—with its Alps-like views—is lined with sightseers, and Winthrop polishes its cowboy boots to welcome them. The Methow Valley Rodeo is here on both Memorial and Labor Day weekends, while in