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Mountain Loop Highway

Off the grid, not quite off the map

Venture deep into the mountains of Washington state via old railways, now highways, and experience the stunning beauty of alpine lakes, ghost towns, towering timbers, and sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains.

Land of Loops: Mountain Loop Highway

This is about as “far out” into the PNW wilderness as you can get on four wheels. A car camping dream spot. Expect to see breathtaking beauty.

This route is also known as the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway. Byway as in, you don’t really need to go there. And maybe that’s the whole point: it’s out there just to be enjoyed.

Here’s a guided tour of the best places to visit when you go.

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The Stillaguamish—Sauk River Valleys are the destinations of the Central Cascades. This verdant valley is in easy proximity to Urban Basecamp and the Salish Sea Coastal Communities of Snohomish County, Washington.

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