This scenic portion of the Cascade Loop, known as the Stevens Pass Greenway, follows Hwy 2 along the Skykomish River through pastoral farmlands and evergreen forests into the rugged western slopes of the Cascade mountains. You will pass through historic towns, with turn-of-the-century charm, and some of the most spectacular scenery west of the Mississippi, which is why Hwy 2 has been placed in the State Scenic Byway System. Start your travels by following Hwy 2 east from Everett to the historic town of Snohomish, Monroe, Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar, and Index. Antiques lovers will enjoy this trip as well as outdoor enthusiasts. There are unlimited opportunities for enjoying nature - don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars. Antique lovers will enjoy this trip as well as outdoor enthusiasts.