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Monroe, WA is a picturesque community nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on the banks of the Skykomish River.

Conveniently located at the intersection of U.S Highway 2 and State Route 522 just 30 minutes from Seattle Paine Field International Airport and about 45 minutes from Seattle, Washington, Monroe is a scenic jumping-off point for the Cascade Loop Scenic Byway, as well endless outdoor adventures in the Skykomish-Snohomish River Valleys along Hwy 2 towards Stevens Pass. 

Venture off the beaten path, and you will discover that Monroe is full of hidden gems. Its historic, walkable downtown offers dining, antiques, and boutique shopping. With public works of art abound, visitors are never far from murals, sculptures, or photo backdrops that lend color and charm. Monroe is home to many outdoor activities and sporting events, the Evergreen State Fair Park, the Evergreen Speedway, as well 90 acres of riverfront providing easy access to the Skykomish River where you can cast a line or take a dip.

Find yourself on one of the many trails or discover a unique find at a local shop, walk, jog, or paddle around Lake Tye, enjoy a craft beverage after an adventure in the wilderness, or take in a concert in the park. 


No matter where look—from the shores of our rivers to the peaks of our mountains—natural wonders abound in the Skykomish and Snohomish River Valleys. 

View the latest edition of the Sky & Sno Adventure Guide.

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