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Visitors Guide

for Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn, and the Surrounding area

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Welcome to

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a land of contrasts From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine and unique cultural offerings. In a single day, you can fly fish the Yakima River, take in a jazz concert at Central Washington University and visit one of historic downtown Ellensburg's wine shops. Or you might want to explore Roslyn's mining history and hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There's boating the Columbia River near Vantage, snowmobile trails near Cle Elum and Roslyn and all kinds of offerings at Suncadia resort. We have plenty of places for horseback riding, hunting and shopping.

Join us for an adventure you won't forget! For more information and detailed maps, go to www.centralwashingtoncolor.com and www.myellensburg.com.

Calendar of Events

Attractions

14 Off the Beaten Path 16 Don’t Miss Attractions 18 Scenic Drives 22 Arts & Culture 24 Field & Farm Fun 25 Wine & Beer 28 Oh Snap! Top Photography Spots

Communities

30 Ellensburg 33 Map of Ellensburg 34 Cle Elum 37 Map of Cle Elum 38 Roslyn 41 Map of Roslyn 42 Small Communities - Kittitas, Vantage, Thorp 44 Small Communities - South Cle Elum, Ronald, Liberty

46 History of Kittitas County

Recreation

50 Cycling Adventures 52 Adventures on the Water - Fishing, Floating,

On the Cover Photo by Phil Klucking, Klucking Images

A publication of the Daily Record. 401 N. Main, Ellensburg. (509) 925-1414. In cooperation with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. 609 N. Main, Ellensburg • 312 W. 1st Ave., Cle Elum. (509) 925-2002 • (888) 925-2204. Content by the Daily Record and Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Photos by Brian Myrick/Daily Record, unless otherwise noted. Design by Cait Rainsberry. All rights reserved © 2016

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Boating & Watersports 54 Adventures on the Land - Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Golfing, Horseback Riding 58 Winter Recreation 60 Hiking Adventures

Accommodations 64 Hotels & Motels 65 RV Sites 66 Campgrounds 67 Dining


There’s always something happening • Meeting rooms and halls to accommodate any conference, mid-sized convention, or reception • Rooms capacities from 10 to 350 • Camping and RV sites • Horse stabling • Recently renovated meeting facilities

Home of the Kittitas County Fair and Ellensburg Rodeo

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Clinics Family Medicine Cle Elum 509-674-5331 Family Medicine Ellensburg 509-933-8777 General Surgery 509-962-7390 Internal Medicine 509-925-6100 Orthopedics 509-933-8700 Urgent Care - Cle Elum 509-674-6944 Virtual Care 855-962-1584 (1KVH) www.kvhealthcare.org

Women’s Health 509-933-8720

Hospital 24-Hour Emergency Care | Critical Care | Family Birthing Center Imaging Services | Laboratory Services | Surgical Services 509-962-9841

Specialty Services Home Health 509-962-7438 Hospice 509-962-7438 Occupational Therapy 509-933-8677 Physical Therapy 509-962-7386 Speech Therapy 509-933-8677 6

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Events

2016-2017 May

MAY 21

MAY 28

BARES N BRONCS

VERITAS MEDIEVAL FAIRE

Rodeo Arena

Dusty’s Nursery, Ellensburg

IRON HORSE MOTORCYCLE SHOW

MAY 21

MAY 29

Red Horse Diner

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Roslyn Riders Playfield, Hwy 903 First Rider out at noon

MAY 1

TBD

APRIL 30 - MAY 1

BLUEGRASS CONCERT

Easton Ponds

MAY 15

ROSLYN RUSH MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

MAY 6 - 8

Helen McCabe State Park

MAY 27 - 29

EASTON FISHING DERBY

CWU FAMILY WEEKEND Various Ellensburg Locations MAY 14

17TH ANNUAL GET INTIMATE Urban Forest/Pennsylvania Ave WITH THE SHRUB-STEPPE MAY 20

EASTERN WA BREWFEST Iron Horse Brewery Pub

CHILDREN’S DAY AT THE KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MAY 20 -22 MARKET WESTERN ART ASSOCIATION Various Downtown Locations (NATIONAL ART SHOW & AUCTION)

ROSLYN RIDERS POKER RIDE

MAY 30

ROSLYN VETERANS CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE Roslyn Cemetery

EQUESTRIANS INSTITUTE HORSE TRIAL Washington State Horse Park MAY 28

EASTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CAR SHOW Downtown Easton

Kittitas Valley Event Center

June

JUNE 11

JUNE 3-4

Easton Memorial Day Parade Committee/ Easton Ponds

CWU ART CONFAB Gallery One JUNE 4

CRUISIN FOR HOSPICE CAR SHOW Downtown Ellensburg JUNE 4

RELAY FOR LIFE Ellensburg

EASTON PONDS FISHING DERBY

JUNE 11

KIDS FISHING DERBY AT LAVENDER LAKE Exit 71 off I-90 - Lavender Lake JUNE 15 - 19

SWIFTWATER INVITATIONAL HUNTER JUMPER SHOW Washington State Horse Park

JUNE 11 - 12

CWU COMMENCEMENT Central Washington University

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JUNE 16 - 19

ROSLYN VINTAGE TRAILER SHOW

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park) JUNE 18

DACHSHUNDS ON PARADE Downtown Ellensburg JUNE 25 - 26

COWBOY TRADITIONS RANCH ROPING SUMMER SOLSTICE Kittitas Valley Event Center JUNE 22 - 26

ALPINE PREVIEW HUNTER JUMPER SHOW Washington State Horse Park


Calendar of Events JULY 16

CROATIAN PICNIC Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

AugUST

AUG. 13 - 14

AUG. 1 - 31

Thorp Mill

KITTITAS JURIED SHOW Gallery One

JULY 21 - 24

AUG. 20

NORTHWEST GOURD FESTIVAL

KICK-OFF BREAKFAST

Chamber Cowboys/Rotary Downtown Ellensburg

Kittitas Valley Event Center JULY 23

DOGGIE OLYMPICS

TBD

July JULY 1 - 4

JULY 23

AARF DOGGIE & TROLL OLYMPICS

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

PIONEER DAYS CELEBRATION JULY 23 Cle Elum ELLENSBURG SPRINT TRIATHLON JULY 1 - 4

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park

7TH ANNUAL FRESH AIR ART FESTIVAL JULY 29 - 31 Carpenter House Museum JAZZ IN THE VALLEY JULY 2

AUG. 20

DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE Downtown Ellensburg

AUG. 6 - 20

ROSLYN ART FESTIVAL Various Downtown Roslyn Locations

GUN SHOW

Kittitas Valley Event Center AUG. 6 - 8

COURAGE CLASSIC BICYCLE RIDE

173 mile bike ride over 3 passes - Blewett Pass

Downtown Ellensburg

Carpenter House Museum JULY 3

“THE RUNNER STUMBLES” 10K Suncadia Resort JULY 8 - 10

CHINOOK FEST SUMMIT

Summit at Snoqualmie, I-90, Exit 53 JULY 10 - 15

NORTHWEST WOOD CARVING ACADEMY Kittitas Valley Event Center JULY 15 - 18

BUCK BRANNAMAN CLINIC Kittitas Valley Event Center

JULY 29 - 31

ROSLYN INFORMAL MOOSEFEST Roslyn Café

JULY 29 - 31

SUNCADIA MULTISPORT SUMMER FESTIVAL Suncadia Resort JULY 30

WINE IN THE VALLEY Gallery One

AUG. 27 - 28

NORTHWEST REINED COW HORSE SHOW Washington State Horse Park Events Calendar continued on page 10

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Monthly

AUG. 13

KRUISIN KITTITAS CAR SHOW, BURNOUTS AND MANIFOLD COOK-OFF Downtown Kittitas AUG. 13

JAZZ, BITES, AND SIPS

Events KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday / 9am - 1pm May through October Downtown Ellensburg

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AUG. 13

NIBBLES AND SIPS TBD

Monthly Events FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

CRUISE CLE ELUM CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Events subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit www.KittitasCountyChamber.com

Washington State Horse Park

PIONEER QUEENS TEA CELEBRATION

AUG. 20

Downtown Cle Elum

AUG. 6 - 8

ROSLYN RIDERS FAMILY FUN JULY 29 - 31 PLAY DAY CLE ELUM ROUNDUP Roslyn Riders Playfield JULY 2

THORP MILL ANTIQUES AND APPRAISAL MARKET

KITTITAS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDWALK

First Friday of every month First Saturday of every month / 8am Downtown Ellensburg Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park Ellensburg

ROSLYN SUNDAY MARKET

Every Sunday / 10am - 2pm Mid June through mid September Downtown Roslyn

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Calendar of Events

September

SEPT. 3 - 4

SEPT. 1

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

ELLENSBURG RODEO HOEDOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN Downtown Ellensburg SEPT. 1 - 5

KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR Kittitas Valley Event Center

HIGH COUNTRY LOGGING SHOW SEPT. 16 - 17

PAINT ELLENSBURG Gallery One

Rodeo Arena

SEPT. 17 - 18

COAL MINER’S PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Downtown Ellensburg SEPT. 23 - 24

BUSKERS IN THE BURG

Downtown Ellensburg

CWU WILDCAT WELCOME

SEPT. 2 - 5

SEPT. 2 - 4

BITE OF THE BURG

SEPT. 16 - 20

Various Ellensburg Locations

ELLENSBURG RODEO

SEPT. 20

SEPT. 24 - 25

EQUESTRIANS INSTITUTE HORSE TRAIL

Washington State Horse Park, Cle Elum

EARLY IRON CLUB THRESHING BEE AND ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW Olmstead Place State Park

Downtown Roslyn

October

OCT. 7 - 9

SEPT. 30 - OCT. 1

Downtown Ellensburg

THORP COMMUNITY DAYS Community of Thorp

ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL

OCT. 10 - 15

CWU HOMECOMING WEEK Central Washington University

OCT. 7 - 29

dependant) 7p to 10p

OCT. 1 - 2

OCT. 7 - 31

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL WEEKEND ONE Suncadia Resort OCT. 1 - 30

HUFFMAN FARMS - UPICK WEEKENDS Wilson Creek Road

THE OLD HAUNTED RONALD SCHOOLHOUSE Last 2 weekends of October and Halloween OCT. 22

HUFFMAN FARMS OCT. 1 HAUNTED FOREST & CORN MANASTASH METRIC BIKE MAZE RIDE Friday & Saturday (weather Mount Stuart Elementary School

OCT. 21 - 22 & 28 - 29

JUNK-TIQUEN IN THE BURG Kittitas Valley Event Center OCT. 23

PAWS ON PARADE Upper Kittitas County

HAUNTING ELLENSBURG Kittitas Valley Event Center OCT. 8

MOUNTAIN ALE FESTIVAL Downtown Roslyn

OCT. 15

HUNTERS BREAKFAST Swauk-Teanaway Grange OCT. 15

CLYMER RENDEZVOUS TBD

OCT. 8 - 9

OCT. 31

DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT Downtown Ellensburg OCT. 31

BOO-ELUM

Downtown Cle Elum

SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL WEEKEND TWO

Photo provided by Huffman Farms

Suncadia Resort

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NOV-DEC

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS BEGIN Downtown Ellensburg NOV-DEC

WINTER FEST Suncadia Resort NOV. 4 - 5

GUN SHOW

Kittitas Valley Event Center NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY PARADE AND LUNCH Downtown Ellensburg NOV. 12

GRANGE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED Swauk-Teanaway Grange

January

2017 Events

November

NOV. 25

PLAID FRIDAY - SHOP LOCAL

WINTERHOP BREWFEST

Downtown Ellensburg

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

NOV. 25

COOKIE SCAVENGER HUNT

SNOWMOBILE FUN RUN

Downtown Ellensburg

Upper County Rotary, location TBD

NOV. 25 - 26

February

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER HOLIDAY BAZAAR

SPIRIT OF THE WEST COWBOY GATHERING

Downtown Ellensburg NOV. 25 - 26

Various Ellensburg Locations

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER HOLIDAY BAZAAR

ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL OSCAR BASH

Kittitas Valley Event Center

March

NOV. 26

MYELLENSBURG SNOWBALL DROP

KXLE HOME & GARDEN EXPO Kittitas Valley Event Center

Downtown Ellensburg

BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN

NOV. 19

Kittitas Valley Event Center

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET Kittitas Valley Event Center

December DEC. 2

TREE OF LOVE - HOSPICE FRIENDS Downtown Ellensburg

DEC. 3

TEA WITH MRS CLAUS Carpenter House - Cle Elum DEC. 3

SANTA PAWS PICTURES

Downtown Cle Elum

DEC. 2 - 3

MOUNTAIN VOICES CHRISTMAS CHOIR

DEC. 3

TEDDY BEAR TEA

CHRISTMAS IN CLE ELUM

Downtown Ellensburg

Downtown Cle Elum

DEC. 3

DEC. 4

Downtown Cle Elum

DEC. 8

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

SPRING GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Downtown Ellensburg

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

CENTRAL WA QUILT SHOW Kittitas Valley Event Center

Kittitas Valley Event Center

CHRISTMAS IN KITTITAS

PARADE OF LIGHTS

Yakima River Canyon (Ellensburg to Selah)

Downtown Cle Elum

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET

DEC. 3

DEC. 3

YAKIMA RIVER CANYON MARATHON

TREE OF LOVE HOSPICE FRIENDS

DEC. 10

Cle Elum Community Church

Downtown Kittitas

April

DEC. 7

DEC. 17

JUNK-TIQUEN IN THE BURG SPRING SHOW

Downtown Ellensburg

JAZZ, BITES & SIPS

LITTLE ELVES GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP

GRANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Events subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit www.KittitasCountyChamber.com

Kittitas Valley Event Center

Location TBD

CWU COLLEGE RODEO Kittitas Valley Event Center

WASHINGTON STATE FLY FISHING CONCLAVE Kittitas Valley Event Center

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1700 Canyon Road • Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-4227

SMOKEY’S BBQ CLE ELUM

801 Milwaukee Ave. • Cle Elum, WA 98943 (509) 674-2006

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Off the Beaten PATH

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There’s plenty to discover in Kittitas County. Here are some suggestions that are off the beaten path:

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Telephone museum 221 E. First Street Cle Elum

Cle Elum was one of the last cities in the country to use a manual telephone switchboard, and museum displays cover the history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970. The museum has several switchboards dating back to the early 1900s, and telephones kids can try. The museum is open every day except Thursday from Memorial Day until Labor Day from noon to 4 p.m.

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Japanese Garden CWU campus Ellensburg

There’s a traditional Japanese garden in the center of Central Washington University’s campus. The Donald L. Garrity Japanese Garden is named after a former university president. The garden has a karesansui, which consists of sand textured with repeating and concentric lines around rocks. Several of the oriental trees in the Japanese Garden were donated by Japanese government officials and Kittitas County’s sister community in Japan, Sanda City. 14

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Jensen Cabin  econd Street and Utah Avenue S Roslyn

The oldest building in Roslyn is an unassuming cabin that was built in 1885. The Jensen Cabin originally belonged to Nez “Cayuse” Jensen, an early prospector and one of the area’s first coal exporters. While the cabin is closed to the public because of safety concerns, the Roslyn Museum provides excellent educational displays on the town’s early history.

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Running water spittoon The Brick tavern 100 W. Pennsylvania Avenue • Roslyn

The Brick Saloon of Roslyn, circa 1889, is not only a historic structure in its own right but also is the showcase of vintage interior fixtures, including a 100-year-old back bar made in England and a 23-footlong running-water spittoon. John Buffo and Peter Giovanni, original business owners, installed a gutter-like metal trough along the bottom of the bar that swishes away spit with running water. This, they believed, was much better than accumulating saliva and phlegm in an upright metal spittoon. The running-water spittoon is used by The Brick for its annual Indoor Running Water Spittoon Boat Races and Regatta in early March when small model boats are raced along the length of swishing spittoon.

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Off the Beaten PATH

5 Day Trip Adventure!

Red Top and Thorp mountains Kittitas County still has two U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts. One, on top of Red Top Mountain, is staffed by volunteers throughout the summer. The other, on top of Thorp Mountain, isn’t staffed, but Forest Service personnel are occasionally sent to the lookout during times of high fire risk. For more on the trails to the lookouts, go the Washington Trails Association website — www.wta.org.

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Photo courtesy of the Kittitas County Chamber

“The Bull”

Chestnut & Fifth Avenue Ellensburg The castle on Third Avenue has been one of Ellensburg’s most recognizable buildings since it was built in 1889. It was constructed with the intention of making it the governor’s mansion when Ellensburg was one of the sites in the running for the state capital. Today, the building is rented out as apartments.

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“The Bull” statue is a well loved fixture in downtown Ellensburg, but it wasn’t always popular. Controversy over the statue by the late artist Richard Beyer in downtown Ellensburg sparked some 80 letters to the editor to the Daily Record in the 1980s. Beyer and his supporters overcame concerns about the original title of the piece (“The Cowboy”) and its anatomical correctness to have it placed at Rotary Pavilion.

10am to 4pm

U - P I C K P U M P K I N PATC H

Blue agates found near Ellensburg have been an interest of collectors since 1930, and today they are often called “Ellensburg blues.” The Kittitas County Historical Museum has a 6 pound 10 ounce Ellensburg blue agate on display. Admission to the museum is free and it’s open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Ellensburg Blues The Blue Agate known

around the world

Largest Retail Bead Shop in Central Washington!

Corn maze • Jack’s Kid Zone • Hayrides • Petting zoo Pumpkin chucking • Pony hop races • Duck races Farm-fresh food from the Farm Kitchen Cafe • Gift Shop

6181 Wilson Creek Road, Ellensburg 509.899.2002 • www.huffmanfarms.com

Blue agates on display

Largest Rock Shop In Washington!

Pick your pumpkin straight from the patch! Plus...

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Tunnels along the Iron Horse Trail in Kittitas County are relics of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Today they are a draw for cyclists and other recreationists. The crown jewel is the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile-long pathway underneath the pass which reopened to the public in 2011 after repairs.

Kittitas County Historical Museum 114 E. Third Avenue Ellensburg

Rotary Pavilion Downtown Ellensburg

Open every Saturday and Sunday in October

Tunnels

Iron Horse Trail Upper Kittitas County

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Craig’s Hill castle

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Fire lookouts

Rough & Finished Gems, Jewelry & More FREE

admission, hayrides, petting zoo & duck races!

ELLENSBURG AGATE & BEAD SHOP 201 S. Main, 509-925-4998 • ellensburgagate@charter.net

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Don’t Miss Attractions

10Attractions DOn’t Miss

in kittitas County Olmstead Place State Park This pioneer farm east of Ellensburg was homesteaded by the Olmstead family for 100 years before it was donated to the state of Washington. Most of the original buildings are still intact, including the original cabin and farmhouse. Volunteers help keep up the historic gardens, and the park plays host to a threshing bee and antique equipment show each September. www.parks.wa.gov 921 Ferguson Road • Ellensburg

Roslyn cemeteries The historic Roslyn cemeteries cover 15 acres and consist of 25 separate cemeteries formed prior to the turn of the 20th century. The cemeteries reflect a rich ethnic mix that came to the area to work in the coal mines. A visit is a step back in time.

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Thorp Mill

www.roslynmuseum.com • From Pennsylvania Avenue, head west and up the hill, merging on to Fifth Street and then Memorial Drive

The Thorp Mill was a gathering place for area farmers who brought their grain to be milled from 1883 to 1946. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and restoration work went into high gear in the late 1980s and through the early 1990s. Self-guided outdoor tours are available year round, with guided indoor tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The mill is on North Thorp Highway northwest of Thorp’s small residential area and Thorp School District buildings. www.thorp.org • 11640 Thorp Hwy N. • Thorp

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4 Dick and Jane’s Spot Local artists Jane Orleman and her late husband, Dick Elliott, have spent more than 35 years amassing an eclectic collection of artwork from more than 40 Northwest artists in their home and yard at First Avenue and Pearl Street. Nearly every post and fence is covered with highway reflectors, 10,000 bottle caps, colored glass bottles and bicycle wheels. The pieces in the yard are ever changing — as old pieces decay, new ones are added. Parking is available in a public lot on the north side of the home. www.reflectorart.com First Avenue and Pearl Street Ellensburg


Don’t Miss Attractions

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The Teanaway

The Teanaway has been getting more attention these days for its aweinspiring beauty and recreational opportunities. Spring, summer and fall are good times to enjoy Cascade trails like Stafford Creek (good for wildflowers) or Miller Peak and camping at the Beverly campground. The area is popular with horseback riders, and ridge-top trails offer breathtaking views of the Stuart and Enchantment mountain ranges. In the wintertime, the Teanaway lures snowmobilers, snowshoers and backcountry skiers.

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Photo by Richard Villacres

Wind power up close Puget Sound Energy’s Wind and Solar Facility has a visitor center east of Ellensburg with interactive displays, tours and a great view of the surrounding area. The center is open April 1 to Nov. 30, weather permitting, seven days a week. www.pse.com 25905 Vantage Hwy • Ellensburg

Fossil forest

Lake Easton State Park

Teanaway Road, outside of Cle Elum www.dnr.wa.gov/Teanaway

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Suncadia

The Suncadia resort near Roslyn and Cle Elum provides activities and events all year round, from ice skating the winter to cycling in the summer. The resort is home to three golf courses — Rope Rider, Prospector and the private Tumble Creek. Suncadia and Swiftwater Cellars both host concert series during the summer. A popular fall festival is held at the old Nelson Dairy Farm at Suncadia, and a mud run and downhill dummy race draw enthusiastic crowds. www.suncadiaresort.com and www.swiftwatercellars.com 3600 Suncadia Trail • I-90 Exit 80

The mountain lake is a popular destination summer and winter. In the summer, it’s a popular place for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. The campground is full most weekends and the day-use parking lot fills up on sunny days. Camping reservations are recommended. In the winter, the park offers cross-country and snowmobiling trails. 150 Lake Easton State Park Road Easton • I-90, Exit 70

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The Gingko Petrified Forest and Wanapum Recreational Area along the Columbia River near Vantage offers camping, boating, a small interpretive center and day use/picnic area. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, which led to creation of the park as a national historic preserve.

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Photo courtesy of the Kittitas County Chamber

Officially known as the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility, the hatchery opened in 1997 with the goal of boosting the spring chinook salmon population and supporting research. It is sponsored in part by the Yakama Nation and Bonneville Power Administration. Visitors can see the facility from a sheltered viewing area. The hatchery is open for tours in the summer. Call 509-674-3701 for more information. South Cle Elum

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Taking a drive anywhere in Kittitas County is sure to live up to expectations. Enjoy the leaves changing colors in the fall and the livestock grazing in the spring. In the summer, roll down that window and let the fresh rural air cool you off. Scenery can be spectacular in the winter too with the surrounding hills covered in snow.

Yakima River Canyon Drive the 22-mile Yakima River Canyon Highway (state Route 821) southeast of Ellensburg to Selah, and you might catch a glimpse of big horn sheep, deer or bald eagles. Any time of year, you’ll view stunning scenery and interesting geology. Turn around at Selah and come back through again and you’ll see things differently the other direction. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management offers recreation areas, restrooms, hiking trails and campsites along the highway. The river offers world-class fly fishing and is popular with floaters during the summer.

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Barn quilt trail

Starting in 2012, a group of local volunteers made it their mission to set up a self-guided route of folk-art murals on barns around Kittitas County. They quickly succeed — by the end of 2014, there were more than 100 murals on area barns. Organizer Jacky Fausset said the county’s barn-quilt trail is the only such trail in the state of Washington. Each painted quilt block has its own story. Visitors will be able to spot some of the quilt squares at the Kittitas County fairgrounds and in downtown Ellensburg, but there also are several scenic routes you can take to find the quilt squares. The county’s arid climate has preserved old barns, and many are still in use today for hay and livestock.

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BARN QUILT TRAIL

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Drive along state Route 903 north of Roslyn for tremendous views of jagged Cascade peaks, the Cle Elum River and quiet mountain lakes. The paved route ends at Salmon la Sac, which has 67 camp sites and a free day-use picnic area nestled between the Cle Elum and Cooper rivers. The area is popular for camping, hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, berry picking, kayaking, picnicking and more. The Gallagher trailhead near the Salmon la Sac area provides a popular motorized off-road vehicle area. Horses can be lodged in the corrals at the Forest Service’s Cayuse Horse Camp, near the Salmon la Sac guard station. The road is plowed all the way to Salmon la Sac in the winter.

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The old Vantage Highway from Ellensburg to Vantage travels through rolling farmland to a dramatic shrub steppe landscape. It travels past the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, which is open to the public, and ends near Ginkgo Petrified Forest Park at the Columbia River.

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If you are looking for a scenic alternative to the traffic on Interstate 90, try state Route 10, which runs from Ellensburg to Cle Elum. The route follows the Yakima River. You’ll see picturesque farmland, wind turbines and people fishing and floating. It’s particularly scenic drive in September and October when the leaves begin to change color.

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The Teanaway Road offers dazzling views of the Teanaway River and valley. While the paved portion of the Teanaway Road is in good condition, high-clearance vehicles are advised for the unpaved portion of the road about 15 miles into the valley.

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Lions Rock

This scenic drive goes 23 miles from the Kittitas Valley floor up steep slopes north of Ellensburg to an elevation of 6,300 feet. Head north on Reecer Creek Road, and go past its end on gravel to Forest Service Road 35.

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6Arts & Culture Arts & Culture

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Many galleries participate in the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Ellensburg each month. It offers patrons a chance to explore local galleries and businesses. www.ellensburgarts.com.

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The Ellensburg downtown core boasts multiple art galleries, all on Pearl Street. There is also an art museum at CWU.

Photo courtesy of the Kittitas County Chamber

Ellensburg music festivals As for music, the Jazz in the Valley music festival, held on the last weekend of July, brings musicians from around the Northwest to Ellensburg for a weekend of music and dancing.

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Upper County art festivals

High Country Artists (www.highcountryartists.com) in the Upper County puts on a Fresh Air Festival each summer with a focus on plein air painting and workshops, and the Roslyn Art Festival in July brings people together with art and music offerings.

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If western music is more to your liking, Spirit of the West over Presidents Day weekend each February brings top-name singers and cowboy poets to town. Buskers in the Burg, held in downtown Ellensburg in September, features street performers, giant puppets and an outdoor concert.

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Galleries CLYMER MUSEUM OF ART 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg Celebrates the work of one of Ellensburg’s most celebrated artists, John Clymer. Through the course of his career, Clymer gained recognition through the use of his work on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post.

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408 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg A nonprofit gallery that features local artists as well as those from outside the community. The gallery offers classes and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

GOODEY GALLERY 309 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg Headquarters of the National Art Show and Auction, which is always held the third full weekend in May

SARAH SPURGEON GALLERY CWU campus, Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd., Ellensburg It is dedicated to showing CWU student, faculty and alumni artwork, and has special events throughout the year.

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Music and theater productions at Central Washington University are some of the community’s best-kept secrets. The McIntyre Music Building hosts numerous concerts, and the Central Theatre Ensemble presents musicals and dramatic productions during the school year. Community theater is alive and well in Kittitas County with performances throughout the year from Valley Musical Theatre in Ellensburg and Boulet Productions in Upper Kittitas County. The Central Washington Dance Ensemble has brought the “Nutcracker” and other productions to the stage in Ellensburg.

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Live Music

Live music is offered at a number of local venues, including the Brick Saloon in Roslyn, Gard Vintners and Boogie Man Music in Ellensburg. Swiftwater Cellars, Suncadia and the Canyon River Ranch have offered popular summer concert series.

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Art fans also are drawn to Ellensburg to view the works of the late Richard Elliott and his wife, Jane Orleman, and their home, Dick and Jane’s Spot. The house and yard on First Avenue and Pearl Street in Ellensburg are filled with the work of more than 40 Northwest artists, along with 10,000 bottle caps and thousands of reflectors.

The 420 Building on Pearl Street in Ellensburg showcases local artists. In the Upper County, check out Fused & Basecamp.

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Field & Farm Fun

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Farming is a way of life in Kittitas County. While the area is known for Timothy Hay and cattle, it also has a thriving 4-H program, two popular farmers markets and a number of sustainable organic farms. Here are some ideas for farm and field adventures:

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The Kittitas Valley offers some U-pick produce on a seasonal basis. Canyon River Berries has blueberries in the Yakima River Canyon in midsummer, and several farms offer u-pick pumpkins in the fall. Visitors also can arrange farm tours at Windy N ranch.

The county fair

The Kittitas County Fair over Labor Day weekend is a true county agricultural fair. Hundreds of area 4-Hers present their livestock projects for showing and judging. Visitors can wander through the award-winning Frontier Village, sample a tasty treats, and view handmade quilts, pies and canned goods.

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Farm stands

The Kittitas County Farmers Market in Ellensburg runs from May through October. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays on Fourth Avenue between Pearl and Ruby streets downtown. Market-goers often are treated to live musical performances and once a year, in the fall, the market is invaded by street performers for Buskers in the Burg. In the Upper County, the Roslyn Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from mid-June through midSeptember. It features an array of fruit, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and crafts, and often includes live music.

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Threshing bee

For a close-up look at farming techniques from yesteryear, don’t miss the annual Threshing Bee and Antique Equipment Show at Olmstead Place State Park in mid-September. The park is at North Ferguson Road off Kittitas Highway, east of Ellensburg.

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Farmers markets

Farm stands in the county include Big Apple Country & Gifts in Ellensburg, Gibson’s Produce in Kittitas, Swiftwater Produce in Cle Elum, Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall in Thorp.

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The events and exhibits at the show are family friendly and can engage a wide variety of interests, from what life was like years ago in a farm family’s house to how to power up and operate a big grain threshing machine built in 1937. The demonstrations also include wool spinning, old-time grain grinding, steam engines that did work on the farm, an antique potato digging machine and much more.


Wine & Beer

Wine and Beer Brewed, Pressed, or distilled Dru Bru

10 Pass Life Way, Snoqualmie Pass

Thrall and Dodge Winery 109 N. Main, Kittitas

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Iron Horse Brewery

Ellensburg Canyon Winery

412 N Main St, Ellensburg www.ironhorsebrewery.com

221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg

Mule and Elk Brewing Co.

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Mission Peak Vineyard 75 Klocke Rd, Ellensburg,

Whipsaw Brewing 704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg www.whipsawbrewing.com

Canyon Mist Vineyard

Roslyn Brewing Co.

800 Canyon Ranch Road, Ellensburg

208 Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn www.roslynbrewery.com/

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Whether you are a fan of crisp Chardonnay or hoppy craft brew, Kittitas County’s wine and beer options won’t disappoint. The number of options for tasting wine and beer has grown over the past few years, aided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Breweries include Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg with a pub on Main Street, Whipsaw Brewing on Wenas Street in Ellensburg, DruBru at Snoqualmie Pass and the Roslyn Brewing Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue in Roslyn. Two big beer tasting events happen each year — the WinterHop BrewFest in January, which brings breweries from around the region to venues in downtown Ellensburg,

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and the Mountain Ale Festival in Roslyn in early October. Both are popular with locals and visitors alike. For more information and tickets, contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. As for wine, Kittitas Valley falls in the western-most part of the Columbia Valley Appellation. Varietal grown or produced in the Kittitas Valley include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Reisling, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Muscat Ottonel and Sauvignon Blanc. Downtown art galleries also host special wine tasting events during Jazz in the Valley in July. Central Washington University offers a bachelor’s degree in global wine studies and craft beer certificate.

WINE TASTING Basecamp Books & Bites 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn Brix Elevage Wine Co. 109 W. Third Ave., Ellensburg

Ellensburg Canyon Winery

Parlour Car Bistro 105 N Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

Pioneer Coffee 121 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

Springboard Winery

221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg

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Swiftwater Cellars

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Yakima Craft Brewing Co. is a craft beer brewery located in the heart of North America’s leading producer of hops, the Yakima Valley in the state of Washington. We produce high-quality craft ales and lagers with an emphasis on full-bodied taste and unique character.

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IRON HORSE BREWERY

We make beer for your mouth parts. We think it is delicious, but we can’t speak for you, since we are not friends. Unless we are friends and you are reading this, in which case, why aren’t you at [the pub], friend? We now have food and beer. PUB - 412 N Main St. • Ellensburg, WA (509) 933-3134 • ironhorsebrewery.com Hours: Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 9ish pm Thursday: 2pm – 9ish pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm – 9ish pm Sunday: 1 pm – 7pm

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Just minutes from downtown Yakima and in the center of Loftus Ranches’ hop field #41, Bale Breaker Brewing Company sits in one of the more unique locations for a craft brewery – on a commercial hop farm. Founded by fourth-generation hop farmers, Bale Breaker brews handcrafted ales that showcase the world-class hops grown in the Yakima Valley, one of the leading hop growing regions in the world. 1801 Birchfield Road • Yakima WA (509) 424-4000 • balebreaker.com info@balebreaker.com

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Your senses will awaken as you enjoy premium, mouth-watering sausages cooked on an open grill, served with our famous apple cider kraut and numerous specialty mustards. Refresh yourself with a locally crafted Icicle Brewing beer or a glass of Washington wine on our balcony! Family friendly! 709 Front Street Leavenworth, WA 98926 www.munchenhaus.com

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While experiencing downtown Leavenworth, visit our production craft brewery and family friendly tasting room. Here you will enjoy fresh ales and lagers with locally produced artisan foods. From the top of the mountains to the bottom of your glass! Cheers! 935 Front Street Leavenworth, WA 98926 (509) 548-2739

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THRALL & DODGE WINERY & TASTING ROOM

Thrall and Dodge Winery and Tasting Room invites you to enjoy our award winning handcrafted wines. We are located in the beautifully restored 1920 Carrico Building on Main Street in Kittitas. Proud to be family owned and operated. Wine tasting, light Tapas and gifts available. 109 N. Main Street • Kittitas, WA • (509) 925-4110 • thrallwinery.com Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 4p.m. – 8p.m. Saturday Noon – 8p.m. • Sunday Noon – 5p.m.

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GÅRD VINTNERS

Award-winning wine, local craft beers, and savory appetizers, Gård Vintners has been voted Kittitas County’s Best Winery three years running. Founded in 2006, the boutique winery serves a wide variety of estate white & red wines sourced from their family vineyard located on the Royal Slope. Family owned & operated, the Gård name, meaning “farm or estate,” originates from their Scandinavian heritage. Ellensburg tasting room available for group meetings or special occasions, as well as live music throughout the month. 311 N. Pearl St. • Ellensburg, WA (509) 925-1095 • GardVintners.com Open Tues.-Fri. at 2 pm, Sat.-Sun. at noon Open late Friday and Saturday nights Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn & The Surrounding Area

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Photography Spots

Oh, Snap! top Photography Spots Looking for the perfect Instagram photo to share with your friends? Try one of these spots for stunning views.

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Manastash Ridge If you are up for a strenuous hike, the view from the top of Manastash Ridge is unparalleled. The trail system’s main route, the Westberg Trail, starts to rise immediately after hikers leave the parking lot. Over about two miles from the parking lot to the summit, the trail rises 1,740 feet in elevation. Visitors at the summit are greeted with panoramic views of the Yakima and Kittitas valleys and Cascade peaks including Mount Stuart and, at times, Mount Rainier. There’s a parking lot for the trailhead at the end of Cove Road, accessed via Manastash Road.

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Craig’s Hill

Reed Park at the top of Craig’s Hill provides a bird’s eye view of the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena, Central Washington University and the town of Ellensburg. The small park is next to the city’s water tower and the castle-like American Legion building. It can be reached via Third Avenue.

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Roslyn

The Roslyn Cafe mural may be one of the most photographed spots in the county. The oasis mural was featured in the opening credits of the 1990s television show “Northern Exposure.” It’s not the only iconic mural in the town, though. Look past the Roslyn Yard to find a mural of Marlon Brando in “The Wild One” on the back of the Roslyn Theatre.

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There’s a reason why state Route 821 through the Yakima River Canyon is one of Washington’s scenic byways. The road is an alternative route between Ellensburg and Yakima, and features towering basalt cliffs, wildlife and small farms.

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Communities Ellensburg

Ellensburg

Something for everyone Ellensburg is a rodeo city and a college town. It’s an art and music destination with easy access to the outdoors. And it’s a renewable energy leader with an agricultural foundation. On the north side of town is Central Washington University, which first opened its doors as the Washington State Normal School in 1891, two years after Washington became a state. The normal school became Central Washington College of Education in 1937, Central Washington State College in 1961, and Central Washington University in 1977. About 9,000 students attend CWU’s Ellensburg campus. Its nearly year-round offerings of events and activities bring vibrancy to the town. Ellensburg boasts a successful lineup of festivals and community events year round that bring in tourists, entertain the locals and celebrate the town’s history, including Spirit of the West, Dachshunds on Parade, Jazz in the Valley and Buskers in the Burg. The city also is a leader in renewable energy. Wind farms are scattered throughout the valley, and a community solar electric project gives Ellensburg residents an opportunity to invest in locally produced energy and receive a credit on their electric bill in return. Ellensburg’s historic downtown is a destination that offers small-town charm, a vibrant history and a diverse collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. Much of downtown was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1889 and the community quickly rebuilt. As a reminder, a mural on the side of the Davidson building on Pearl Street depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes.

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The Ellensburg Rodeo Arena and the annual Ellensburg Rodeo attract champion cowboys and thousands of fans every Labor Day weekend. The rodeo is paired each year with the Kittitas County Fair. The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the Top 25 PRCA rodeos and host to the Xtreme Bulls Tour finale. The fast-paced, bull-riding only competition showcases the top cowboys and bovine athletes in the world.

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The fair also offers a plethora of entertainment options for all ages to enjoy, as well as exhibits ranging from photography to hand-crafted goods. 4-H and FFA members show their livestock throughout the weekend as well. www.ellensburgrodeo.com 509-962-7831 or 800-637-2444 www.kittitascountyfair.com 509-962-7639 or 800-426-5340


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Communities Cle Elum

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Recreational mecca

The city of Cle Elum, nestled amongst the eastern Cascades’ towering evergreens and located within sight of jagged peaks, has evolved since its incorporation in 1902 from a mining and logging town into a hub for Upper Kittitas County’s burgeoning recreation scene. Cle Elum boasts a population of about 1,870. The name Cle Elum derives from the Kittitas Native American word for “swift water,” a reference to the currents of the Cle Elum river. In the winter, skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoers still pass through town on their way to nearby Snoqualmie Pass or the backcountry of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. In the summertime, the town plays host to anglers, hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of nearly every variety. Within town, history and recreation often blend. Visitors can enjoy the Coal Mines Trail, a former railway bed that links the towns of Roslyn, Ronald and Cle Elum, as it meanders past the sites of several historical coal mines. Motorized vehicles are only permitted on the trail during winter months, when it opens for snowmobile use. The historic Carpenter House offers visitors a glimpse at life in early 20th century Cle Elum. The Historical Society also operates Cle Elum’s telephone museum, which documents the switch from manual phone service to automatic dialing. Coffee houses, restaurants and shops are spread throughout the streets of downtown Cle Elum. Some of the most popular draws include Owens Meat, a 100plus year old meat market, Glondo’s Sausage Co., an old world-style Italian market, and the Cle Elum Bakery.

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picturesque Swauk-Teanaway Grange on Ballard Hill Road offers a number of activities throughout the year, including a popular hunters breakfast, bluegrass concerts and a holiday bazaar.


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Go horseback riding at the Washington State Horse Park

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Hike the Coal Mines Trail from Cle Elum to Roslyn and Ronald

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Go snowmobiling

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Play a game of disc golf

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Go to the annual Hunters Breakfast at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange

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Communities Roslyn

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A diamond in the rough

Roslyn’s history has followed a series of booms and busts. Between the late 1800s and 1910, the population of Roslyn swelled from a few hundred to more than 3,000 - its all-time high. The last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. Roslyn boomed again when the award-winning television show “Northern Exposure” came to town in 1990. The film crews and actors left when the show ended in 1995, but “Northern Exposure” gifts are still for sale at Cicely’s Gift Shop. Dedicated fans travel from all over the country for Moosefest, a “Northern Exposure” fan festival, and tourists take photos in front of the Roslyn Cafe mural everyday in the summer. Today, 25 cemeteries highlight the city’s diversity and heritage, as do the Croatian Picnic, heritage dinners, Coal Miners Days and other yearly festivals. The town is bordered by a 300-acre, city-owned forest. Miles of nonmotorized trails wind through the mixed forest of pines and firs and connect with the nearby Coal Mines Trail, a five-mile railroad easement between Cle Elum and Ronald. The tall trees in the forest hide slag heaps and remnants of mining infrastructure. Summer is busy with parades, picnics and parties. The Roslyn Farmers Market runs June to September on Sundays. Other destinations near Roslyn include the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of town and the Brick Saloon, which is the oldest continuously operating bar in the state.

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Roslyn started as a coal mining settlement in the late 1800s. Today, it is a well-preserved historic town with plenty of artists, small businesses and community volunteers.


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Catch a movie at the historic Roslyn Theatre

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Mountain bike on the Rat Pac trail

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Visit the Roslyn Museum

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Have a root beer or IPA in the Roslyn Brewing Co. garden

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Have a burger at the Brick, and check out the running water spittoon

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Visit the Roslyn Cemeteries

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Go to the Roslyn Farmers Market during the summer

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Hike or bike on the Coal Mines Trail

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Hike or cross-country ski at Salmon la Sac

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Communities Small towns

Lower Kittitas County Kittitas Kittitas was founded as part of the westward expansion of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroads. The community was established in 1889 and was incorporated as a city within the state of Washington in 1931. Today, many see Kittitas as a friendly, hometown community where housing is affordable, Interstate 90 is close and the schools are good. MAKE A STOP: Visit Olmstead Place State Park, a working pioneer farm at 925 Ferguson Road. There’s an old log cabin, farmhouse, tools, farm implements and machinery.

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The community of Vantage sits on a scenic bluff overlooking the Columbia River about 28 miles east of Ellensburg off Interstate 90. Vantage may have only 100 or so full-time residents, but it welcomes many more guests throughout the year. Through the summer, Vantage swells with people traveling to and from concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater near George, Wash., across the Columbia River in Grant County.

Although the rural community of Thorp northwest of Ellensburg is easily accessed from Interstate 90, most of it is far enough away from the freeway and deep into the rural area of the Kittitas Valley to provide a unique mix of farm and ranch lands, quiet country homes with accompanying acreage, and small niche agricultural operations including organic farms.

MAKE A STOP: The Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center features displays on the geological history of the area and Native American culture. The center includes Wanapum tribe petrogylphs. The Wanapum tribe lived along the Columbia River. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, leading to the creation of the state park.

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MAKE A STOP: At the Thorp Mill. The mill, nearly fully equipped just as it was when it stopped operating in 1946, is maintained as a major tourist destination by the nonprofit Thorp Mill Town Historical Preservation Society. For visitors, there are self-guided outdoor tours available year-round and guided indoor tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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Communities Small towns

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upper Kittitas County South Cle Elum grew up around the Milwaukee Rail Depot, while its counterpart to the north developed along the Great Northern Railroad. The process formed two distinct towns separated by a river. The railroad dominated life in early South Cle Elum, and long-time residents recall the town’s train depot as a lively place, filled with railroad workers on layovers and people constantly coming and going. Today, about 500 people live in South Cle Elum.

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LIberty The 17-acre town site of Liberty, more than 10 miles northeast of Cle Elum off U.S. Highway 97 and along Liberty Road, once was a riproarin’ gold mining town in the late 1890s.

MAKE A STOP: At the vintage train depot. The Iron Horse State Park trail runs past it, and there interpretive signs about railroad history.

Ronald

There are still gold-mining claims in the area that are worked off-and-on by locals and out-of-towners. Visitors can pan for gold, but must be careful not to trespass on private property or a claim. The fire hall has an exhibit of historic photos of life in Liberty and information about local hard-rock mining.

Ronald is as a jumping off point for outdoor enthusiasts venturing into the Lake Cle Elum area, Salmon la Sac or other parts of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness where campgrounds and snowmobile and hiking trails abound. The tiny community has historical ties to the coal mining and logging industries, and Hawthorne Hall is often used for ethnic heritage celebrations.

The town was officially recognized as a historic district in 1974 and is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service lands that are known for great camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and four-wheel-drive trips in approved areas.

MAKE A STOP: Salmon la Sac has been a favorite recreation area for locals and visitors alike for generations. In the summer, there’s hiking, picnicking, kayaking, berry picking and camping. In the winter, there’s cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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MAKE A STOP: Explore the Old Blewett Pass Highway during the summer. It parallels Highway 97 from Liberty to Leavenworth. You can explore the old summit, the old Blewett town site and Echo Point.


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History

Discover The

History

Kittitas County residents maintain a strong connection to their past, and a variety of museums and historic attractions celebrate the area’s history. As early as the 1700s, the Psch-wan-wappams, forerunners of the contemporary Yakama Nation, lived along the Yakima River and Kittitas Valley. The tribes who inhabited the valley were known as the Kittitas or Upper Yakima Indians. During the spring, the Kittitas Valley was one of only a handful of valleys in the state where tribes could dig for roots such as camas (also known as kamas or quamash) and kouse, both of which were staples in the Indian diet. As a result, the Kittitas Valley was a traditional gathering place for tribes east of the Cascades. By the 1860s, the first white settlers began to arrive, and several cattle ranchers established land claims. The first wheat crop was planted in 1868. William Bud Wilson built the first log cabin in 1868 where Ellensburg now stands, and AJ Splawn and Ben Burch moved a log house to a spot nearby so they could open a store in 1870. In 1872, John A. Shoudy bought the store, called Robbers Roost, and 160 acres of land. Ellensburg was named after his wife, Mary Ellen in 1875.

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all over Europe to come work in the mines. Roslyn’s history has followed a series of booms and busts. Between the late 1800s and 1910, the population of Roslyn swelled from a few hundred to more than 3,000 its all-time high. The last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. The coal mines also played a big role in the community of Cle Elum. Both Roslyn and Cle Elum have strong ethnic ties that go back generations, and that heritage is celebrated throughout the year at special dinners, a Croatian Picnic, Coal Miners Days and other yearly festivals.

A phoenix painted on the side of the Davidson building in downtown Ellensburg symbolizes the community’s rise from the ashes after a fire destroyed most of downtown in 1889. At the time, Ellensburg was in the running to be the state capital, a title which went to Olympia instead. Meanwhile, the discovery of coal in Roslyn sparked a migration of immigrants from 46

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Explore Local History KITTITAS COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 113 E. Third Ave. • Ellensburg

The museum in the historic Cadwell Building in downtown Ellensburg is dedicated to the history of Kittitas County. It includes antique automobiles, Native American heritage items, a stunning rock and mineral collection and much more.

CWU MUSEUM OF CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT First floor of Dean Hall • Central Washington University, Ellensburg

This museum offers changing exhibits on Central Washington’s history and biodiversity. The museum is on the first floor of Dean Hall at Central Washington University. Admission is free.

CLE ELUM HISTORICAL TELEPHONE MUSEUM 221 E. First St. • Cle Elum

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Cle Elum was one of the last cities in the country to use a manual telephone switchboard, and displays cover the history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970.

CARPENTER HOUSE MUSEUM 302 W. Third St. • Cle Elum

The museum is the former home of Cle Elum’s former mayor and banker Frank Carpenter. It also features a gallery run by High Country Artists

ROSLYN MUSEUM

203 W. Pennsylvania Ave. • Roslyn

Features displays on coal mining, baseball and everyday life in the Upper County.

ROSLYN CEMETERIES

The cemeteries cover 19 acres and consist of 26 separate cemeteries formed prior to the turn of the 20th century. The cemeteries reflect a rich ethnic mix that came to the area to work in the coal mines. At least 24 nationalities are represented within the nearly 5,000 graves. The cemeteries were listed on the National Historic Register in 1978. From Pennsylvania Avenue in Roslyn, go past the museum and up the hill merging into Fifth Street. Turn left off Fifth Street onto Memorial Drive and enter the lower section of the cemetery. Walk up the hill to the right to get to the upper portion of the cemetery complex.

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Recreation Cycling

adventures Cycling in kittitas county Kittitas County offers some of the state's best cycling. Riders can go out on their own or participate in organized tour rides; either method is full of scenery and exciting, challenging terrain.

Road riding Kittitas County features several popular road biking loops of various distances. The Cle Elum Loop goes from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back along Highways 10 and 940 with some scenic views and climbs over 61 miles of road. The Double Loop Cemetery Road Ride is about half as long, but takes a figure-8 route from West Ellensburg Park to and through Thorp past the High Valley cemetery. For great views of countryside with some elevation change, try the Badger Pocket Loop, a 42-mile ride that takes riders into Ellensburg and Kittitas farmland. A similar route, the Look Loop, goes east from Ellensburg, north of Kittitas, and back.

mountain biking The Lower Taneum Ridge provides a ride along a short stretch of creek, a climb to the top and a drop to the parking area. The trailhead starts at the Taneum Junction campground. In the Upper County, the Roslyn Ridge offers trails on the ridgeline including some leading to the Teanaway. 50

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which follows the old roadbed of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroads, is another popular mountain biking spot. It stretches 300 miles from the western slopes of the Cascades to the Idaho border, and the 100-mile portion that extends from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River is known as Iron Horse State Park. It has several access points in Kittitas County, including Hyak, Easton, Cle Elum, Thorp, Kittitas and Ellensburg. Included in the western portion of Iron Horse is a

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trip through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile tunnel that goes through Snoqualmie Pass. For more information about mountain biking in the area, talk to the experts at the ReCycle Shop in Ellensburg or Northwest Bicycle Improvement Co. in Roslyn.

Manastash metric The Manastash Metric Bike Tour — often called “The Drier Ride” due to the complete absence of rain in the event’s 18-plus-year history — is the first Saturday of October and provides riders a unique opportunity for a scenic ride while testing their

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Recreation on the water

Keep on seeking

Adventure

No matter the season, adventure lovers will find plenty of ways to explore the outdoors in Kittitas County. From water sports to fishing to snowmobiling, there’s no excuse to stay inside.

On the water fishing Kittitas County caters to every fishing enthusiast in the family — from the kid with his first rod and reel to the adult with the latest state-of-the-art fly fishing gear. The Yakima River is a year-round flyfishing destination. It is a catch-andrelease river for wild trout. There are multiple fly fishing gear and guide services in the county, including Red’s Flyshop, Troutwater, The Evening Hatch and Worley-Bugger Fly Co. The Columbia River on the eastern edge of the county is also a prime spot for sturgeon, walleye, salmon and steelhead.

For those looking for fishing off the beaten track there are a multitude of lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

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Floating the Yakima through the Yakima River Canyon is an aweinspiring adventure. The canyon features massive and weathered basalt cliffs, rising above the river, and rolling, high shrub-steppe hills. The stretch of river southeast of Ellensburg from Ringer Loop

In addition to the rivers and streams, the county is dotted with lakes. Lake fishing opportunities begin at Snoqualmie Pass with Keechelus and Kachess and continue through the lower valley. In the lower county, Mattoon Lake and Fiorito Lake are popular destinations, particularly for families with children. Many of the ponds are stocked by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and there are derbies and events at the lakes in the spring and summer. 52

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More Info

QUICK CONTACT NUMBERS

Call the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol (509) 925-8534 for current river conditions and problem spots. Purchase a map of the Yakima River, produced by Kittitas County Field and Stream, available at Mountain High Sports in Ellensburg (509) 925-4626 and other retailers. Photo by Lia Simcox

recreational rules and hazardous river sites. Well before planning a trip, call the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol at 509-925-8534 to find out current river conditions and problem spots. The nonprofit Kittitas County Field and Stream Club has produced a recreational users’ map of the Yakima River, and it is valuable for those boating, floating or rafting the river. The map, in a booklet form, is sold by a number of Kittitas County area retailers, including Mountain High Sports in Ellensburg, (509) 925-4626.

boating & Water sports

permitted from the Roza boat launch down to the Roza dam. Upstream from the launch is limited to non-motorized boats only.

The area’s many lakes and rivers offer exciting boating, kayaking and, in designated areas, jet skiing.

— Lake Cle Elum eight miles northwest of Cle Elum is a good spot for water sports. Boat launch sites are available.

— The Columbia River east of Ellensburg is a favorite in the summer with boaters, jet skiers and water skiers. Multiple boat launches are available in the Vantage area.

— Lake Easton is a popular destination for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding during the summer.

— The Roza Recreation area between Yakima and Ellensburg on the Yakima Canyon is a good spot for boating and water sports. Motorized vessels are Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn & The Surrounding Area

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Recreation on the land

Keep on seeking

Adventure on the land Wildlife viewing For those who are patient, viewing wildlife in Kittitas County is possible just about any time of the year.

Photo by Lia Simcox

From late December through as late as early April, state Fish and Wildlife Department personnel daily provide hay to a herd of elk at the end of Watt Canyon Road, 15 miles northwest of Ellensburg. Feeding begins at 8 a.m. and visitors can watch from behind a wildlife fence and parking area. The Yakima Canyon southeast of Ellensburg, in different seasons, can provide dramatic views of eagles, hawks and other raptors, a variety of birds nesting in the canyon walls, big horn sheep, deer, elk, coyotes and smaller mammals. Wildlife viewing also is possible on designated state-owned wildlife areas in Kittitas County — the Colockum, L.T. Murray, Quilomene, Whisky Dick and Wenas areas.

Photo by Lia Simcox

Birding Late winter is prime time for viewing bald eagles in Kittitas County. The best place to view bald eagles is northeast of Ellensburg in the Fairview and Naneum areas during calving season from February through late April. In addition to the late winter/spring visits, bald eagles also can be found here in the fall feeding on salmon. The Umtanum Creek Trail in the Yakima River Canyon is a good location to find golden eagles and other birds.

Photo by Lia Simcox

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Visitors are invited to Kittitas County Audubon Society’s First Saturday Birdwalk each month. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park in Ellensburg, located on Umptanum Road

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golfing

The Ellensburg Golf & Country Club is a nine-hole course with alternate “back nine” tee boxes that provide an 18-hole experience. The course covers 2,988 yards from its longest tees. Practice facilities also include a driving range and putting green, and the club has a lounge and restaurant. 3231 S Thorp Hwy, Ellensburg, WA, 509-962-2984

Photo by Lia Simcox

Kittitas County is a great place for golf in the spring, summer and fall. There are three main options — the Ellensburg Golf Club, SunCountry Golf near Cle Elum and courses at the Suncadia Resort.

SunCountry Golf & RV is an 18-hole course coupled with an RV park. The course covers 5,715 yards and is open from April through October. 841 Saint Andrews Drive, Cle Elum, WA, 509-6742226

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QUICK CONTACT NUMBERS

GOLFING • Ellensburg Golf & Country Club (509) 962-2984 • SunCountry Golf & RV (509) 674-2226 • Suncadia (866) 715-5050 HORSEBACK RIDING • Washington State Horse Park (877) 635-4111 or (425) 486-0272

Suncadia resort has two public and one private 18-hole course. The public Prospector course offers 7,100 yards of championship golf, and it was named one of the best new public courses by Golf Digest magazine in 2006.

The county is home to the Washington State Horse Park, which holds events throughout the summer, including major hunter-jumper shows, horse trials, and numerous small clinics, camps and breed clubs. The horse park also serves those interested in less formal equestrian activities such as trail riding and back country packing. Access to the park costs $15 a day and season passes are $60. Spectators are free. www.washingtonstatehorsepark.org, 877-635-4111 or 425-486-0272

Rope Rider is a public course that opened in August 2011 and was built along the site of historic Roslyn mines. A practice range, private instruction, junior golf, group instruction and golf clinics are available for players of all ages and skill levels. The private Tumble Creek course provides picturesque views over a par-71, 7,070-yard Tom Doak signature layout. For tee time reservations, instruction, or more information, call 866-715-5050.

horseback riding

Ellensburg plays host to the annual Backcountry Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous in the spring. A variety of groups — from the Roslyn Riders to the Kittitas County Roping Club — host events throughout the year, and offer encouragement to riders.

Photo by Lia Simcox

Horseback riding is a way of life in Kittitas County, and there are ample places for backcountry and trail adventures.

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Recreation Winter

Recreation Winter in kittitas county Winter is prime time to explore Kittitas County whether you the speed of snowmobiling or the stillness of Nordic skiing. The county offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and some popular options include Blewett Pass on Highway 97, Salmon la Sac north of Roslyn and the Ronald and Easton areas. The Summit at Snoqualmie and Suncadia offer a variety of winter recreation options for a variety of skill levels.

snowmobiling Flocks of visitors journey to Kittitas County each winter, but few activities draw more outdoors enthusiasts to the area than snowmobiling. The county offers 2,300 square miles of terrain to explore and 450 miles of groomed trails. Riders are treated to spectacular views of jagged peaks and wooded valleys. The winter of 2015-16 was a banner year for snow and snowmobiling. Find up-to-date information about sno-parks on the Washington State Parks website. Also check the state’s avalanche hotline at 206-526-6677 before heading out. www.parks.wa.gov/winter, information on local clubs at www.wssa.us

downhill skiing & snowboarding Downhill skiers and snowboarders can find their fill of excitement at the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area, about 50 miles from Ellensburg. Beginning skiers can visit Summit West to acquire skills, intermediate skiers can go to Summit East, and those who desire advance runs can hit Alpental. Summit Central, the most popular destination, boasts something for everyone. In addition to the ski runs, The Summit at Snoqualmie also has multiple options for snowboarders. Summit Central has a superpipe and an award-winning top-to-bottom terrain park, and Greenhorn Acres provides a scaled-down terrain park that allows boarders to improve their skills. The ski area also offers a tubing area along with crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing trails. www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.

the local view

Snowmobiling With about 450 miles of groomed trails in Upper Kittitas County, there are rides for every age and experience level.

The 11-mile Lake Easton trail offers a campground, often used as a basecamp for short excursions. Salmon La Sac’s 38-mile trail has scenic viewpoints for riders to stop at along the way. Riders looking for a more adventurous and lengthy ride will want to check out the Crystal Springs trail; the 51 mile trail is eight miles east of the Snoqualmie Summit, so bundle up for this

long ride. Businesses such as MotorToys of Cle Elum (www.motortoysofcleelum.com) and The Last Resort (www.thelastresortwa.com) in Ronald offer guided snowmobile tours and rentals. Be sure to check with Washington state Parks’ winter recreation program for information on Sno-Park permits, avalanche control and weather conditions. Stop in at the Cle Elum Visitor center for maps, trail guides and locals’ suggestions. Happy sledding!

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snowshoeing & cross-country skiing Kittitas County offers miles of opportunities for snowshoers and cross country skiers. The array of terrain available in Kittitas County can challenge those looking to test their stamina with a grueling hill climb or provide a flat and mellow experience for trail users seeking leisurely sojourns into nature. Popular places for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing include Snoqualmie Pass and the Hyak area and Blewett Pass along Highway 97. The Summit and Snoqualmie and Suncadia both have trails and more information.

More Info

WASHINGTON STATE SKI & SNOWBOARD MUSEUM The new Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum opened in fall 2015 at Snoqualmie Pass. It highlights the sport throughout the state with 12 exhibits featuring videos, artifacts and photographs. Admission is free. Hours during ski season are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Call ahead at 425 434 0827 for a recording with exact hours. The museum is at 10 Pass Life Way, No. 2. www.wsssm.org

Several shops in the area offer gear rentals, and visitors can find more information about snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and other activities by checking in at the Cle Elum Ranger Station at 803 W. Second St. in Cle Elum. The U.S. Forest Service or the visitor center offers guided snowshoe hikes at Snoqualmie Pass in the winter. The visitor information center at Snoqualmie Pass can be reached at 425-434-6111.

Fat Tire biking Fat tire biking in the snow has grown in popularity in recent years, and Upper Kittitas County is a good place to try out the sport. The Northwest Bicycle Improvement Company in Roslyn rents out fat tire bikes. The bicycles have large tires that are designed for snow. “People love riding fat bikes in the snow,” said owner Glenn Burkhart. “They're a lot of fun.”

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Recreation Hiking

adventures Hiking in kittitas county From an easy hike down by the river, or a hike to a beautiful waterfall, to a hike up the ridge for your daily exercise, Kittitas County offers families and individuals plenty of hiking opportunity for all skill levels.

Easy breezy Coal Mines Trail Cle Elum to Ronald

Gingko Petrified Forest State Park Vantage

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park Ellensburg

The Trees of Stone interpretive trailhead, located two miles west of the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park interpretive center in Vantage, guides you through an ancient fossil bed with nearly two-dozen petrified logs exposed along this one-mile loop trail. Along the trail you also will find icerafted erratics remaining from Ice Age floodwaters thousands of years ago.

This Ellensburg city-owned park along the Yakima River is accessed off Umptanum Road. It’s a prime bird watching area, and an easy stroll.

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Take Main Street South until it turns into Canyon Road. Take a left at Umptanum Road (there is a

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This trail runs from Cle Elum to Roslyn and Ronald, and was Photo by Lia Simcox established in 1994 in dedication to the pioneers who first settled in Part of the trail is paved, this area. A walk on the trail affords with a longer loop visitors a first-hand look at the coalthrough the shrub steppe mining heritage through the remains environment. of Roslyn’s mines, at the railroad depot Drive east from Ellensburg site and barn, and at Powder House on Interstate 90 to exit 136 Road where dynamite was stored. for Huntzinger Road. Turn The flat, easy trail is open to walkers, left and drive 2.3 miles horses, bicyclists, cross-country skiers past Vantage on the Old and snowmobiles. Mines in Roslyn Vantage Highway to the operated from the late 1880s to 1963. trail parking lot.


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Subway and McDonalds at this intersection.) After about a mile, the park entrance will be on the right.

Not your average hike Forest Discovery Trail Blewett Pass This three-mile trail near the top of Blewett Pass on Highway 97 offers scenic hiking in the summer and accessible snowshoeing in the winter, with interpretative signs to guide your visit. U.S. Forest Service permit needed. Photo by Lia Simcox

Umtanum Falls Ellensburg

Umtanum Creek Canyon Yakima River Canyon

This one-mile, relatively flat trail ends at a 40-foot punchbowl waterfall, and is a favorite with locals. Hikers should be cautious about their footing, especially during the winter when there’s ice.

The Umtanum Creek Canyon hike starts with a hike over a suspension bridge crossing the Yakima River and travels into a shrub-steppe environment full of wildlife and birds. The trailhead is at the Umtanum Recreation Site along state Route 821. A BLM permit is required during the summer and is available at the parking lot.

Drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 109 in Ellensburg. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right to drive under the freeway and at 0.7 mile turn left at Umtanum Road at the traffic light. Stay on this road, which turns to gravel at 5.2 miles, for a total of 10 miles from the freeway exit. Discover Pass required.

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Recreation Hiking

adventures Hiking in kittitas county The trail follows the Cooper River valley upstream to Cooper Lake, and offers good berry picking opportunities in late summer. The trailhead to Cooper Lake is found at Salmon la Sac campground north of Roslyn. U.S. Forest Service permit needed.

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Cooper River Trail Salmon la Sac, north of Roslyn

break a sweat Manastash Ridge Ellensburg This wildflower-rich hike is in the hills southwest of Ellensburg and has become popular for locals as well as visitors. This hike provides enough elevation gain to qualify as a workout, but wildflower enthusiasts will want to dawdle. The hike is considered difficult, however some trails are less steep than others. It is a six-mile roundtrip hike from the trail head to the top and back. There are two main trails to the top, the Westberg Trail, named after a popular Ellensburg coach, and the Boy Scout Trail, accessed further to the west after hiking along an irrigation ditch. There is a logbook at the top. From eastbound Interstate 90, exit 101 (Thorp Highway). Right off the exit, two miles, right on Cove Road, past two stop signs, parking is on the right just after the second stop sign.

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The Washington Trails Association and its website also offer updated trail reports and information. The trail has great views from the trail and the old lookout site. It is a steep and strenuous hike, but worth the effort.

left onto the gravel road # 34 beside the trailhead and continue downhill about 1/4 mile to another parking area for Davis Peak trailhead.

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Accommodations Lodging

Hotels &Motels in kittitas county Ellensburg Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn & Suites 211 W Umptanum Road, Ellensburg 509-925-4244

Econo Lodge 1390 N. Dolarway Road, Ellensburg 509-925-9844

Comfort Inn 1722 Canyon Road, Ellensburg 509-925-7037

Days Inn 901 Berry Road, Ellensburg 509-933-1500

Guest House Ellensburg 606 N. Main Street 509-962-3706

Holiday Inn Express

Rainbow Motel

1620 Canyon Road, Ellensburg 509-962-9400

1025 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-933-7100

Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center

Super 8

16170 Manastash Road, Ellensburg 509-962-2780

Lodge at Canyon River Ranch

Cle Elum & Roslyn

14694 Canyon River Road, Ellensburg 509-933-2100

Aster Inn

Motel 6

521 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2551

403 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-962-5585

Nites Inn Motel 1200 S. Ruby Street, Ellensburg 877-222-0076

Quality Inn 1700 Canyon Road, Ellensburg 509-925-9800

Hampton Inn 2705 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg 509-933-1600

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Best Western Snowcap Lodge 809 W. Davis St, Cle Elum 509-674-0200

Econo Lodge 906 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2380


Accommodations Lodging

Flying Horseshow Ranch 3190 Red Bridge Road, Cle Elum 509-674-2366

Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast 526 Marie Ave, South Cle Elum 509-674-5939

Stewart Lodge 805 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-4548

The Last Resort 14254 Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald 509-649-2222

Timber Lodge Inn 301 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 800-584-1133

Travelers Inn 1001 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 866-539-8430

Suncadia 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum 509-649-6400

RV Sites in kittitas county Cle Elum & Roslyn

Ellensburg Days Inn RV Park / E&J Resort

Eagle Valley Campground 390 Watson Cutoff Rd, Cle Elum 509-674-7762

901 Berry Road, Ellensburg 509-933-1500

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KOA Kampground 32 S. Thorp Hwy, Ellensburg 509-925-9319 800-562-7616

Yakima River RV Park 791 Ringer Loop, Ellensburg 509-925-4734

Sun Country Gold & RV 841 Saint Andrews Dr, Cle Elum 509-674-2226

The Last Resort 14254 Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald 509-649-2222

Washington State Horse Park 1202 Douglas Munro Blvd, Cle Elum 877-635-4111

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Accommodations Campging

Campgrounds

in kittitas county

Umtanum Recreation Site

Riders Camp

Lmuma Creek Recreation Site

Icewater Camp

At mile post 12 on State Route 821. There are 7 campsites available.

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300. There are 14 campsites available.

25 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road 9737. There are 14 tent/ picnic sites. There is no potable water and all trash must be taken out.

Big Pines Recreation Site

South Fork Meadow

Cle Elum River

Near mile post 17 on the Yakima River Canyon Highway (State Route 821). There are 6 camp sites and undeveloped boat access.

At mile post 9.5 on State Route 821. There are 38 campsites and a boat launch.

Roza Recreation Site

At mile post 7, above the Roza Dam on State Rout 821. There are 5 campsites available.

Indian Camp

Northwest of Ellensburg alone the middle fork of the Teanaway River. Approximately 12 miles northwest of State Route 970 and there are 10 campsites.

Manastash

26 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest service road 3104. There are 14 trailer/tent sites available.

Taneum

20+ miles northwest of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300, located alone Tanuem Creek near the former CCC camp. There are 13 campsite there.

25 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3100. There are toilets, parking and stock water.

Approximately 23 miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300. There are 3 campsites

Kachess

27 miles from Cle Elum , 5.5 miles off Interstate 90, Exit 62. There are 100 campsites,2 boat launches, and a picnic area.

Owhi

5 miles off the Cle Elum Valley road. There are vaulted toilets and no potable water. 22 tent-only sites available.

Red Mountain

16 miles north of Cle Elum on Highway 903. There is no potable water and there are 10 single campsites.

Salmon la Sac

Located between Cle Elum and Cooper River. it’s at the end of Salmon la Sac road ; 19 miles north of Cle Elum. There are 57 single campsites.

Taneum Junction

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300. No potable water.

Beverly

Located at the head of Lake Cle Elum alone the Cle Elum River. Salmon la Sac/Highway 903; 15 miles north of Cle Elum. There are 23 trailer/tent campsites.

Wanapum State Park Recreation Area

About 29 miles northeast of Ellensburg in Vantage. There are 50 full hookup sites for RVs.

Lake Easton State Park

Located 15 miles west of Cle Elum and 15 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Take Exit 70 on I-90. There are 90 tent campsites and 45 full hook-up sites, 2 hiker/biker sites, and a dump station.

Mineral Springs

About 20 miles north if Ellensburg in U.S. 97. There are 7 regular came sites and a group site for up to 50 people.

Swauk

About 25 miles north of Ellensburg on U.S. 97. There are 22 campsites available.

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Dining Ellensburg ABC Donuts

304 N Pine St, Ellensburg 509-925-2266

Arby's

1404 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg 509-962-5555

Arnie's Horseshoe Sports Bar 106 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg 509-925-4044

Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant 1800 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg 509-962-622

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream & Cakes 1307 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg 509-962-3177

Bleacher's Sports Pub & Grill 730 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-962-2337

Brix by Elevage Wine Company 109 W. 3rd, Ellensburg 509-933-2749

Brooklyn's Pizzeria

716 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-9855

Burger King

1410 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-9062

Buzz Inn Steakhouse

2202 S Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-3922

Canyon River Grill

14700 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-933-2309

China Inn

1003 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-4140

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1303 S. Opportunity St. Ellensburg 509-933-3006

Accommodations Dining

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Cornerstone Pie

Fiesta en Jalisco

Copper Kettle

Fire & Smoke

Curbside on 5th

Gard Vintners Tasting Room

D & M Coffee

Grapes -n- Crepes

D & M Coffee

Golden Dragon

D & M Coffee

Happy's Market

Dairy Queen

IHOP

Dairy Queen

Jennika's Coffee House

Daily Bread and Mercantile

Jack in the Box

Dakota CafĂŠ

Kabob House

Dominos Pizza

Kiku-Chan Japanese Food

El Caporal

Koletty's Koffee

Ellensburg Pasta Company

Los Chilangos

Fidelina's Mexican Restaurant

Lunchbox CafĂŠ

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1315 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-933-4422 213 W. 4th Ave suite 104, Ellensburg 509-925-7400 311 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg 509-925-1095 115 E. 4th Ave. Ellensburg 509-962-8463 1302 S. Ruby St. Ellensburg 509-925-2272 207 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-3500 2704 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg 509-925-2444 1300 N. Dolarway Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-3632 115 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-933-2833 119 W. 5th Ave. Ellensburg 509-201-1440 702 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-962-1200 105 E. Uptanum Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-7632 310 S. Main St. Ellensburg 509-398-8610 409 N. Ruby, Ellensburg 509-933-3332

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Accommodations Dining Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant

Saks Family Restaurant

Valley Café

McDonald's

Smokey's Bar-B-Que

Vinmans's Bakery

New York Teriyaki & Burgers

Starlight Lounge & Dining Room

Westside Pizza

Oyama Sushi & Steakhouse

Subway

Wild Goose Casino

Palace Café

Subway

Williams' Campus U-Tote-Em

Panda Garden

Subway

Winegar's

Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza

Sugar Thai Cuisine

Winegar’s

Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery

Taco Bell

Wing Central

Tacos Chalito Truck

Wing Central's Roadhouse Grill

1318 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-7898 1304 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-6101

81 E University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-1800

506 S. Main St., Ste 1, Ellensburg 509-933-3389 323 N Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-2327 207 N. Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-2090 205 W. Tacoma Ave. Ellensburg 509-962-9282

1504 Hwy. 97, Ellensburg 509-925-4662

Pita Pit

111 W 3rd Ave. Ellensburg 509-925-7482

Pizza Hut

805 N. Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-7888

Pizza Colin

408 N. Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-7070

The Porch

608 N. Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-4488

Quizno's

409 S. Main St. Ellensburg 509-933-1536

Red House Diner

1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-1956

Rodeo City BBQ

204 N. Main St. Ellensburg 509-962-2727

Rossow's U-Tote-Em

807 W. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-1500

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2300 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-962-3999 1700 Canyon Road, Ellensburg 509-933-4227 402 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg 509-962-6100 1512 Hwy 97, Ellensburg 509-925-5310 1301 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg 509-962-2383 1005 E University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-4422 306 N. Pine St. Ellensburg 509-933-4224 1406 Camion Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-4052 209 S. Main St. Ellensburg 509-962-5643

Taco Del Mar

164 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-962-3009

Teriyaki & Wok

1210 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg 509-933-7030

The Soup Bowl

429 Main St. Ellensburg 509-933-3354

The Tav

117 W 4th Ave, Ellensburg 509-925-3939

Utopia Frozen yogurt & Coffee House 706 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-933-1400

Wendy's

1510 S. Canyon Rd, Ellensburg 509-962-4404

The Yellow Church Café 111 S. Pearl St. Ellensburg 509-933-2233

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105 W. 3rd Ave. Ellensburg 509-925-3050 700 E. University Way #2, Ellensburg 509-933-1850 301 S. Main St. Ellensburg 509-925-3900 1600 N. Currier St. Ellensburg 509-925-5825 810 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-925-1600

1013 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-933-1821 111 E. University Way, Ellensburg 509-933-1821 1801 N. Walnut St. Ellensburg 509-962-5400 101 W Umptanum Rd. Ellensburg 509-925-7200

CLe Elum Beau’s Pizza and Pasta 124 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-9798

Burger King

808 W. Davis St, Cle Elum 509-674-7773

Caboose Bar & Grill 115 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-0467

Cle Elum Bakery

501 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2233

Cottage Café

911 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2922

Dairy Queen

302 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-7172


Accommodations Dining El Caporal Restaurant

Sunset Café

Glondo’s Sausage Co.

Swiftwater Cellars

Gunnar’s Cabin

The Great Spot

Gunnar’s Bistro

Twin Pines

105 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-4284 216 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-5755

108 N. Oakes Ave, Cle Elum 509-674-2524 811 Hwy 970 Suite 6, Cle Elum 509-260-0011

318 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2241 301 Rope Rider Dr, Cle Elum 509-674-6555 801 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-6860 1901 Hwy 97, Cle Elum 509-674-4362

Homestead BBQ Restaurant 801 Hwy 970, Cle Elum 509-674-5956

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant 812 W. Davis St, Cle Elum 509-674-5790

Mama Vallone’s

302 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-5174

McDonald’s

702 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2005

Mckeans Drive-In

1011 E. 11st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2254

Parlour Car Bistro

105 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum 509-360-0722

Pioneer Coffee Company

121 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum 509-674-4100

Portals

3600 Suncadia Trail 509-649-6400

Owens Meats

502 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-2530

Sahara Pizza

212 E. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-5444

Roslyn #9 Miner’s Grill

702 S. 1st St, Roslyn 509-649-3100

Maggie’s Pantry

107 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-3771

Marko’s

106 N. 1st St, Roslyn 509-649-2349

Roslyn Roadhouse

204 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-3125

Red Bird Café

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-3209

Roslyn Brewing Company

208 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-2232

Roslyn Café and Rustic Root Catering 201 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-2763

The Brick

100 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-2643

Village Pizza

105 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn 509-649-2992

Stella’s

316 W. 1st St Suite 1/2, Cle Elum 509-674-6816

Subway

207 W. 1st St, Cle Elum 509-674-3777

Vantage Blustery’s

301 Main St, Vantage 509-856-2434

Golden Harvest

511 Main St, Vantage 509-856-2808

Liberty Liberty Cafe 1960 Hwy 97 509-857-2030

ROnald Old Number 3 8381 State Rt 903 509-649-3301

The Last Resort

14254 Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald 509-649-2222

Easton & Snoqualmie Red Mountain Coffee

773 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass 425-434-7337

Summit Pancake House

601 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass 425-434-6249

Easton Saloon

1860 Rail Road St, Easton 509-656-2309

Mountain High Hamburgers 2941 W. Sparks Rd, Easton 509-656-3037

Parkside Café

2560 W Sparks Rd, Easton 509-656-2531

DruBru

10 Pass Life Way #3, Snoqualmie Pass 425-434-0700

Commonwealth

10 Pass Life Way #1, Snoqualmie Pass 425-434-0808

Kittitas The Main Stop

804 S. Main St, Kittitas 509-968-4200

Timeout Saloon

101 S. Mail St, Kittitas 509-968-9111

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