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Welcome to Kıttit� County In Central Washington, experiencing the outdoors is in our nature. Full of dazzling landscapes that serve as backdrops to play and learn, Central Washington is a premier destination for year-round outdoor recreation. We are a collection of communities woven together by a spectrum of activities. We are made up of vibrant town of Ellensburg and its little sister, Kittitas, and the ghost town of Liberty. We are the rugged outdoor destinations of Cle Elum and Vantage, and also the historically rich areas of Roslyn and Thorp. From Easton to Vantage, these are the communities of Central Washington, where experiencing the wilderness to the fullest extent is our second nature. Central Washington Outdoor is committed to inspiring your love and appreciation for the natural world. From learning to live off leash, to exploring rich local history and culture, we invite you to join us in rediscovering the joy of our natural region. When you’re ready, we are easy to get to, and hard to leave. You can find us at play in the roaring rivers or peaceful lakes, scaling scenic mountain ranges and exploring the trails of pine-clad forests, lost in the moment while touring historic barn quilts, or connecting with our community at a farmers market; its just who we are. Uncover what comes as second nature for you in Central Washington, we’ll be happy to help you discover your passion for adventure. After all, it’s in our nature. -Madison Ford, Director of Tourism and Events Learn more at centralwashingtonoutdoor.com 2

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Table of contentďż˝ Top Attractions of each Kittitas County City ............................. P4 Hiking .................................................................................... P6 Mountain Biking ..................................................................... P8 Cycling ................................................................................... P12 Barn Quilts ............................................................................. P13 Scenic Drives .......................................................................... P18 Local Trails ............................................................................. P20 Wineries ................................................................................. P22 On the Water.......................................................................... P24 Other Opportunities ................................................................ P26 Lodging Listing ....................................................................... P28 Restaurant Listing................................................................... P30

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Top At�ra�tion� of each Cen�ral W�hington City

Central Washington has a little of something of everyone, so why not take a road trip across Kittitas County to experience it all? Each city offers unique adventures, restaurants, and more that cannot be missed. Plan a road trip tour through Central Washington today to experience the best of what the region has to offer. TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS WITH UNIQUE EATS IN ROSLYN

Roslyn may be small, but it’s certainly not limited on things to do, see, eat and drink. Visit Roslyn Cafe, famous for the Northern Exposure camel mural, to find a menu with some unique surprises, including Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls, a Banh Mi Burger, and the “Tot of the Month,” a rotating tater tot creation. Kick back for a brew at the Brick Saloon, a popular destination and the oldest continuously operated bar in the state, established in 1889. Other favorites include Red Bird Cafe, Roots BBQ, Roslyn Mexican Grill, and the Roslyn Brewing Company, but be sure to check out the full list of Roslyn’s outstanding restaurants here.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME IN LIBERTY

The 17-acre site of Liberty was once a lively gold mining town. Several hundred people came and went with hopes to strike it rich, although only 200 people were thought to live there permanently at the time. Explore the somewhat deserted town to get a sense of life from the late 1870s when Liberty’s mining camps sprang up. There’s a community information kiosk with old photos of gold strikes, as well as the old fire hall that is always open with an exhibit of historic photos of life in Liberty and information about local hard-rock mining.

ADVENTURE OUTDOORS IN EASTON

Easton, the first town east of Snoqualmie Pass, offers ample recreation opportunities during each season. In the summer, visitors flock to Lake Easton State Park to boat, fish, and swim. The Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail runs along the southern edge of the park and into town, making for a wonderful bike ride with scenic views overlooking the lake. In the winter, snowmobilers, crosscountry skiers, and sledders play in the picturesque forests located throughout the area. Dust off your skis and snowshoes and get ready for an adventure in the winter wonderland that Easton will soon become!

SHOP SPECIALTY FOODS IN CLE ELUM

Coffee houses, restaurants, and shops are spread throughout the streets of downtown Cle Elum. Some of the biggest draws are the specialty food stores that have been serving up some tasty snacks to locals and visitors for many years. Glondo’s Sausage Company specializes in specialty Italian meats and other gourmet items. Glondo’s will welcome you with authentic Italian hospitality and offer their advice on their extensive line of quality Italian products. Owens Meats is also a meat market in Cle Elum, offering quality fresh and smoked meats for over 130 years with the 5th generation of Owens’ serving customers. Owens’ is thought to be the oldest continuously operated business in Kittitas County, and perhaps one of the oldest in the state of Washington. Be sure to stop by to taste some of their delicious meats and learn more about their history! Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth at Cle Elum Bakery, a family-owned, traditional bakery that has been in operation since 1906. The bakery is famous for its delectable doughnuts and fresh French bread. Discover more of Cle Elum’s tasty restaurants here. 4

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EXPLORE OLMSTEAD PLACE HISTORICAL STATE PARK IN KITTITAS

A short drive from downtown Kittitas, Olmstead Place Historical State Park is a working pioneer farm and offers a look at one of the first homesteads in the Kittitas Valley. Many of the original buildings still stand including a log cabin built in 1875 by the Olmstead family. In addition, there is a dairy barn, granary, wagon shed, hay barn and the Olmstead family home. The park consists of 217 acres of farmland and encompasses activities such as hiking, fishing, interpretive trails, wildlife viewing, and a living farm museum. During the winter there is also cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the site. Bring the kids and history lovers in your family for a prescheduled tour or just come on your own to explore the 221-acre park!

HUNT DOWN PUBLIC ART IN ELLENSBURG

The historic downtown Ellensburg is very walkable and features wonderful public art on just about every street corner. There are many great murals and sculptures to be found so spend some time hunting them down! The famous Ellensburg Bull by Rich Beyer offers a great photo op, for starters. It is located in Rotary Pavilion and pays homage to the area’s cattle industry. Another town favorite is Dick and Jane’s Spot, a colorful local home and yard decorated with thousands of reflectors and other devices as well as 263 pieces by 65 different artists. Also keep an eye out for sculptures including Washoe the chimpanzee, Petunia the pig, Kitt Coyote, and more! Explore the city to see how many other fantastic works of art you can find!

VISIT THE THORP FRUIT AND ANTIQUE MALL

A short drive from downtown Thorp is well-known among travelers frequently driving through Washington for the Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall, which is visible from I-90. Here you will find fresh produce, specialty foods, wine, antiques and more year-round. Thorp Fruit began as a small stand in 1944 and has transformed into the roadside attraction travelers visit today. Whether you’re visiting the area or just passing through, be sure to stop here along the way to peruse the large collection of quality antiques and grab some tasty snacks for the road.

DISCOVER NATURAL WONDERS IN VANTAGE

During your visit to Central Washington, take advantage of the amazing natural wonders that are available in and around the area of Vantage! Gingko Petrified Forest State Park is a highlight for visitors of all ages, featuring fascinating displays on the geological history of the area as well as information on ancient local Native American culture. The center includes Wanapum tribe petroglyphs, petrified wood, and an up-close look at an ancient fossil bed. Take a walk on the Ginkgo State Park Interpretive Trails during your visit for a look at petrified wood in its natural state. A can’t-miss, this is one of the most unique fossil forests in the world, with artifacts dating back thirteen to seventeen million years!

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COAL MINES TRAIL CLE ELUM TO ROSLYN

Outdoor tips for Kittitas County • The weather can change quickly. Be prepared with extra clothing, fire starter, emergency shelter and extra food. • Let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back. Cell service is not available in many backcountry areas. • Check on passes beforehand. State-owned recreation sites often require a Discovery Pass. Forest Service sites require a Northwest Forest Pass. BLM passes are required on many locations in the Yakima River Canyon.

For up to date information on local trails and interactive maps, go to CentralWashingtonOutdoor.com. The Washington Trails Association and its website also offer updated trail reports and information.

This trail runs from Cle Elum to Roslyn and Ronald, and was established in 1994 in dedication to the pioneers who first settled in the area. A walk on the trail affords visitors a first-hand look at the coal-mining heritage through the remains of Roslyn’s mines, at the railroad depot site and barn, and at Powder House Road where dynamite was stored. The flat, easy trail is open to walkers, horses, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Mines in Roslyn operated from the late 1880s to 1963.

GINGKO PETRIFIED FOREST STATE PARK VANTAGE

The Trees of Stone interpretive trailhead, located two miles west of the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park interpretive center in Vantage, guides visitors through an ancient fossil bed with nearly two-dozen petrified logs exposed along this one-mile loop trail. Along the trail you will find ice-rafted erratics remaining from Ice Age floodwaters thousands of years ago. Part of the trail is paved, with a longer loop through the shrub steppe. Drive east from Ellensburg on Interstate 90 to exit 136 for Huntzinger Road. Turn left and drive 2.3 miles past Vantage on the Old Vantage Highway to the trail parking lot.

IRENE RINEHART RIVERFRONT PARK ELLENSBURG

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

UMTANUM FALLS ELLENSBURG

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. 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.

UMTANUM CREEK CANYON YAKIMA RIVER CANYON

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.

COPPER RIVER TRAIL SALMON LA SAC, NORTH OF ROSLYN

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.

ROSLYN URBAN FOREST

Hikers can take various loops on the multi-use trail system around the city of Roslyn. The trail system isn’t fully developed with signage, but it offers stunning views and is popular with local residents. Start in Roslyn at the Coal Mines Trail and head east on a gravel area. Turn left and head up a gated forest road. There will be a shorter, steeper forest road that heads up the ridge. Follow it two miles where it branches with the Rat Pac mountain biking trail. Stay left, go through a gate to the west and follow the slope toward the ridge. Once on the ridge, you’ll see views of Mount Stuart and other peaks. Maps of the various loops and routes are available on the Roslyn Trails Alliance website or at Basecamp Books and Bites.

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, and some routes are more difficult than others. It is a six-mile roundtrip hike from the trailhead 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. 6

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HIKING ETIQUETTE 101: HOW TO BE A GOOD TRAVELER IN 5 STEPS

Central Washington takes pride in being home to many of the most beautiful trails in the country. We are fortunate enough to step foot on some of the best trails, so we must do what we can to protect and preserve the natural components that make them so compelling. Take advantage of our region’s extraordinary weather, and let the trails take you through the adventure you’ve been longing for! Let us share 5 of our hiking etiquette tips to take with you:

STAY ON THE DESIGNATED TRAIL

Keep your footing on the designated trail to not only protect yourself but to also protect the plant and animal life living among the grounds. Don’t take shortcuts. Trails are carefully planned to take you through the safest route with minimal damage to the environment. Next time you have the bright idea to venture off-trail, please don’t. Protect and care for nature so that future visitors may be able to enjoy the beauty and natural fruition of the trail as you have!

GIVE ASCENDING HIKERS THE RIGHT OF WAY

Giving uphill hikers the right of way is important to following the general guidelines of the trail. It is important to understand that ascending hikers have a narrower view of the trail, and are also having to endure a steep incline while those descending do not. It is possible for an uphill hiker to let the downhiller hiker pass while taking a breather, but that must be initiated by the uphill hiker. Be sure to practice this courtesy!

LEAVE NO TRACE

It is important to leave with what you came with. Nothing extra, nothing less. Be sure to pack out all trash that you may have accumulated during your trip. Help protect the flora and fauna around you by being conscientious – If you find trash that isn’t yours, pack that away too. Leave the trail better than you found it!

HIKE QUIETLY

Avoid unnecessary noise like yelling or the use of cell phones. Yelling can cause panic or disruption to wildlife and hikers around you, and should only be done when in an absolute emergency. Bringing your cell phone along with you on the trail is a personal choice. However, please refrain from blasting music, making loud phone calls, and being distracted while using your cellular device. Why? Trust us, the visuals found in nature are far better than anything technology can provide.

WILDLIFE IS NOT A SOUVENIR

Taking wildlife or plants from their habitat is not only a crime in some instances, but also a threat to nature as a whole. Please refrain from removing any habitual animal or plant from the trails, and instead snap a picture while practicing safe distance. It is important to be well-informed before traveling so that your choices do not harm wildlife!

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Rat Pac trail provides a haven for mountain bikers

t takes a certain type of person to trust their well-being to a metal frame, spinning wheels and grinding gears while propelling themselves through a path of twisting dirt roads, dense forest and over rickety wooden bridges; all the while anticipating their route around the next unknown corner but for a specific type of adrenaline junky there’s no better way to spend a day. A dedicated group of mountain bikers sought to expand their passion by legalizing Rat Pac, one of the flagship trails near Cle Elum and Roslyn, furthering the sport of cycling and making it more accessible to other trail users who might have never known about it otherwise. Scott Gray is a long time mountain biker and Rat Pac rider and played a pivotal role in the legalization of the trail. Gray still recalls the initial excitement he felt after riding the trail for the first time. “I moved here and then I rode the Rat Pac and I went ‘Oh wow. That’s a radically different experience. A little bit terrifying,’” Gray said. Gray said Rat Pac exists entirely on private property, but 20 years

ago, talk of a land developer coming in and managing the land with the possibility of whipping out the trail system spurred local mountain bikers to action. According to Gray, for local riders, the trail was more than a dirt stretch through the forest, it helped build a community and foster purpose for local riding groups. “It has fostered, in my mind, a real sense of community for people that ride mountain bikes,” Gray said. Gray said mountain bikers wanted to come up with a more permanent solution to preserve their beloved trail and thought making it a legal trail would be the best course of action. Rat Pac does not reside on a stitch of public land, which presents challenges, but overall creates a positive atmosphere for trail builders and users. According to Gray, the mountain bikers worked with a network of private landowners signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the trail. Gray said everyone wants a different experience when out in the woods. By making a trail legal, it not only puts the trail on the map for other people to find, but it also designates the purpose of the K I T T I TA S C O U N T Y S U M M E R G U I D E

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trial itself, making it more user-friendly. Hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers all enjoy using trails, but their experiences and needs vary. What makes a trail enjoyable to some may make it inaccessible or difficult to others. Nicky Pasi, who serves on the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust and the Towns to Teanaway Corridor leadership group, said the Rat Pac is a part of Towns to Teanaway, a project that aims to create clear trail systems linking local communities to the Teanaway trails to create an enjoyable experience for all outdoor enthusiasts. The purpose of the project is to create a network of multi-use trails connecting the communities of Ronald, Roslyn and Cle Elum to the Teanaway Community Forest, as well as tying together regional trail systems like the Coal Mines Trail, Rat Pac Trail and Palouse to Cascade trails. Pasi said there are many advantages to having a clear trail system. She said when there are no clearly outlined trails for public use, people often just carve a path of least resistance through the landscape to whatever destination they’re interested in reaching. This is bad because the trail wasn’t designed to account for things like wildlife migration, where the water goes for erosion control and sensitivity for plant or animal communities. Pasi said it can be extremely detrimental to the overall landscape.

Another point Pasi makes is a lot of the trails in the area today are old logging trails, which don’t necessarily offer fun user experiences. Pasi said the hope is to have more trails built by 2021. Some people view new trail development as a bad thing or a nuisance because it increases the traffic of local trail experience, but in reality, it can have many positives. Kittitas County alone brings in about $185 million per year for recreation tourism as of 2015, according to Gray. “While most people think agriculture is a large employer in Kittitas County, government and recreation rank above agriculture as some of the largest employers for Kittitas County,” Gray said. Not only does having good trail systems benefit users it also has the potential to benefit the homeowners who reside near them. Since the creation of the trails, properties within a half-mile radius has seen an increase in property value by approximately 11 percent, this translates to $17,000 increase in real estate value. Next time you find yourself meandering down a pleasant trail or are gripping the handlebars of a bicycle while barreling down a mountain, remember trail systems are not only fun to use, but they offer a variety of benefits ranging from economic increases to attracting new community members to call places like Upper County home. K I T T I TA S C O U N T Y S U M M E R G U I D E

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L�cal Mountain Bike Rid�

Deepen your connection with the natural world by Mountain Biking in Central Washington. Devil’s Gulch is Central Washington’s best known mountain bike ride, but there are many other options just waiting to be explored in Cle Elum and Roslyn, Teanaway, Ellensburg, Thorp, and more!

Amabilis Mountain Trail - Cle Elum Let’s get our hearts pumpin’! Head to Cle Elum on an afternoon and check out this 11.5 mile ride! With an elevation gain of nearly 2,500 feet this one will be a challenge. The ride follows initially along gravel road then turns to coarse double track in fairly good condition. Your prize comes at the end when you near the summit of the mountain on one of the valley’s sunny days. Views of Mt. Rainier, the Chikamin Ridges and Kachess Lake make the challenge all worth the effort. The climb can become rather demanding in places, mostly in about two or three miles of the trek. The second half of the trip is mostly downhill on firm gravel and dirt. The trail head begins near the Lake Easton State Park. Coal Miners Trail - Roslyn The Coal Miners Trail was established in 1994 as a cooperative effort of the City of Cle Elum, Roslyn and Kittitas County and is dedicated to the pioneers who first settled in this area. This interpretive trail is the original trail that the coal miners took to the mines, and is the old abandoned Burlington Northern Rail Bed, from the late 1880’s to 1963, when the last mine in Roslyn closed with little market for coal after the railroads converted to diesel engines in the years prior. A walk on the trail affords visitors a firsthand look at the coal-mining heritage through the remains of Roslyn’s mines, at the railroad depot site and barn, and at Powder House Road where dynamite was stored. You may also view the Coal Miners Memorial located in Roslyn. The official trail is charted at 4.7 miles from Flagpole Park to Ronald with opportunity to explore various spur trails, as well as going to the ethnic Roslyn cemetery where many of the miners are buried. The “easy” trail is open for multi-use, including trekkers, horses, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, sled dogs, and snowmobilers. It is closed to all motorized vehicles except for snowmobiles in the winter. Cooper River Trail - Roslyn What a great little trek through the Cooper river trail outside of Roslyn. It undulates along for 10.8 miles, through the Wenatchee National Forest. It uses about two miles of paved and gravel roads before it heads onto the Cooper River Trail. There are no extended climbs, which makes it great for the beginner to intermediate biker. It is a great little out-andback ride with plenty of small roller coaster hills getting some beautiful glimpses of the Cooper river and Lake. There are a couple of options to consider, the simpler one is to ride Pete Lake all the way to the wilderness boundary which has a sign to simply turn back. There are two other trails that ramble up a rocky trail to FR 4616 which parallels Pete Lake Trail. Both trails are tricky but have manageable descents. Both trails are relatively hard to find from the forest road. It might be best to climb the first one, ride up the forest road and make your descent on the second one, then return on Pete Lake Trail. Only a moderate skill level is required for this one to be fun! Access the trail off of hwy 90 on exit 80, then take Bullfrog Road and head toward Salmon La Sac Campground. 10

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Esmeralda Basin - Near Teanaway Community Forest This scenic loop around Esmeralda Peaks is an excellent “mini” Cascade alpine sampler. It is a nice shorter backcountry ride with a solid long singletrack climb and a technical descent full of tricky switchbacks, plenty of root systems and even a bit of exposure to keep you honest. Anticipate 3.5 to 5 hours on trail, though the mileage is relatively short, the singletrack and jeep road climbs will take some time and an occasional hike-a-bike. Parking at the De Roux Campground and pedaling the quick 2 miles to the Esmeralda trailhead provides a nice warm-up as the trail immediately climbs steeply away and you will then finish the ride at your car. Fishhook Flats - Near Cle Elum Meander along a river bottom, climb Taneum ridge, then drop down into Fishhook flats on delicious singletrack. From there you can opt to either cross the river and hook into the North Fork Taneum trail, or scoot back out to the road and up the drainage to gain another 4 miles or so of smooth buttah North Fork moto singletrack on the return. Either way, be prepared to wade across the creek multiple times. No epic views from this route, but the forest and creek are beautiful in their own right. Wildlife sightings of grouse, deer, and elk aren’t uncommon and there’s always the possibility of spotting the more elusive black bear or cougar. Hereford Meadows - Shoestring Lake - Keenan Meadows - Near Cle Elum Hereford Meadows and Shoestring Lake/Keenan meadows - both ORV trails in the Manastash drainage- can be ridden separately or combined for a longer ride. There are a variety of ways to approach them including the classic route of riding from the Manastash campground up the 3100 road to the top of Hereford and riding the trail back down. However Bob B. recommended riding up the Hereford trail from Shoestring as an out-and-back, and having tried it I think he’s on to something.... the trail is much less dusty than the road, more scenic, and relatively easy. It’s also easy to add the Keenan Meadows/Shoestring loop onto the end from there if time allows. The ride is in trees and high central Cascade meadows. Wildlife, wildflowers, and great views abound, as well as heroic quantities of insects in the late season. If you have time, tacking on the short road climb from the top of Hereford to the Quartz mountain peak (6,296 feet) is well worth the views from the top. Hereford is mostly smooth dirt with only one small rocky section. Shoestring has more rocks throughout to deal with, although there are still sections of very fast, smooth single-track. Joe Watt Canyon - Near Thorp Wildlife-DNR area that has generally passed under the radar for mountain bikes. There is some single track, a lot of double track, and a LOT more to explore. Pine forest, prairie, and shrub-steppe ecosystems collide in this area, and climbing onto the plateaus offers incredible vistas from Ellensburg, through the Stuarts, and even some of the Alpine lakes region peaks. No campfires allowed from April 15 to October 15. Each winter the gates are locked and the area is closed to all public access for the protection of wintering elk. The closure begins upon initiation of supplemental feeding, typically in early to mid-December, and reopens May 1.


Kachess Ridge - Near Easton Tough Forest Road climb to the top, a bit of hike a bike and then spectacular single track for an hour or more - all downhill to the cars. Breathtaking scenery of the northern Cascades, including Lake Kachess, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Stuart, and more. The singletrack portion of the trail generally follows Silver Creek on a winding descent through shadowy glades, open meadows, sections of head-high wildflowers, and exposed ledges. This is a wilderness ride not for the faint of heart - several hours of endurance required, and richly rewarded. Manastash Ridge Trails - Near Ellensburg Fun XC trails easily accessed from Ellensburg. Manastash Ridge is a non-motorized multi-use area (face of the ridge) with steep hiking trails and more moderate grade trails specific to biking. The bike trails are signed “Mark Brewery Memorial Trails” and are located east of the hiking trails on more gradual slopes above the mansion. Some riders detest the beginning double track (~200 meters) due to it’s steep and rocky character. The first corners of the bike specific singletrack can be daunting, but be encouraged that the grade eases up and trails become much more friendly once you get above the fenceline behind the big house. The trail conditions are typically good year round except for spring thaw. Avoid these trails when soft conditions exist. If the double track after the first left turn is soft, the trail should not be ridden. Trail damage in this soil lasts year round and degrades user experience. Avoid leaving ruts. North Fork Taneum - Near Teanaway The North Fork Taneum Trail (No. 1377) can be ridden as an out and back, eventually connecting with the South Cle Elum Ridge Trail (No. 1326). The trail is a mix of singletrack alternating with old fire roads. Offroad motorcycles share the trail, so things can get dusty mid summer. Palouse To Cascades State Park Trail - Easton The Palouse To Cascades State Park Trail, part of the Washington State Park System, is a 1,612-acre (7 km2) state park located in the Cascade Mountains and Yakima River Valley, between Cedar Falls on the west and the Columbia River on the east. The park is contiguous with a rail trail that crosses Snoqualmie Pass. The trail is located within the former right-of-way of The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Most of the right-of-way between Cedar Falls and the Idaho border was acquired by the state, through a quitclaim deed, as a result of the railroad’s 1977 bankruptcy. As part of the reorganization of the company, the railroad embargoed its lines west of Miles City, MT in 1980 and ceased service in Washington. The state acquired the land in the early 1980s and eventually converted the right of way west of the Columbia River into 110 miles (177 km) of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trail. The trail, formerly called Iron Horse Park is now known as the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. Shoestring Lake Loop - Ellensburg 7 Miles, elevation: 1000’. Ride along the Shoestring Lake Trail (#1385). At the junction with Hereford Meadows Trail (#1207, turn left and continue downhill. At the junction with South Fork Manastash Trail (#1386), turn left onto the trail. The trail ends at a road. Go right on the road to the “T” and then go left on the single-track trail through a clear cut. At the end of the Single-track, go left. Follow this winding trail into a dense forest. Continue across a road. The trail will veer to the left and follow the South Fork Manastash Trail. Turn right at the Shoestring lake Trail, and ride back. Maps available at the Ellensburg Recycle Bike Shop. 11

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Stafford Creek - Near Easton Beautiful singletrack trail along the Stafford Creek with a relatively steady 9-10% grade that climbs up to Navajo Pass. From Navajo pass the next mountains to the north are the breathtaking Stuart Mountain Range. Consider leaving the bike at the pass and hiking up the very steep Country Line Trail to Navajo Peak for an even better 360 deg view. The first (lower) part of the trail features forested canopy and fairly rocky/technical areas, making for a real challenge in the uphill direction, and a lot of fun concentration in the downhill direction. The trail eventually buffs out a bit into some fairly smooth and flowy singletrack (very fast on the downhill!), and then finally you break out of the canopy and into a treeless, almost martian steppe-like zone of volcanic rock and dust. The trail is 5.8 miles one-way up to the top, and could be ridden back down to where you started for a total of 11.6 miles. The Stafford Creek trail could be linked to several other trails in the area. Standup Creek trail to the west would seem to be the best option, however that trail is steep, very overgrown with brush in many places, has lots of tight switchbacks, lots of rocks and numerous walk-your-bike creek crossings (in short - I don’t recommend it). Standup Creek Trail joins with the Bean Creek trail (haven’t been on it). At the top of Navoho Pass the Stafford Creek Trail joins with the County Line Trail no. 1226.1 (steep and primitive) and the Cascade Creek Trail no. 1217 (haven’t been on it). Taneum Ridge Trail - Ellensburg Distance 8.5 miles, Elevation: 1400’. Ride up road #3300 to an unmarked road (The Low Road) on the left, go left on the unmarked road. Follow the road and stay right until you intersect road #3300 again. Rode the road and take a left at the South Fork Meadow road. Follow the road to the South Fork Taneum Trail (#1367). Take the Fishook Flats Trail (#1378), cross one road until you intersect the Taneum Ridge Trail (#1363), and go right. Follow all the way back to the parking area. A map is available at the Ellensburg Recycle Bike Shop. The Book - Ellensburg This tough 8.9-mile, 1,800-foot climb takes you through dry, sun-exposed sagebrush country overlooking Ellensburg, the Kittitas Valley, and beyond. The higher you climb, the better the views, a grand reward for your efforts. At the top it’s a tradition to write your name, or anything else for that matter, in the notebook in the metal box for everyone to enjoy. The ride to the top is a reward in itself, but the real reward is the exhilarating 2.1-mile descent that follows -- a plunge from the rocks to the road which parallels the irrigation ditch at the end of the loop. The Book is an advanced-level climb without tree cover but one that is well worth the effort, if you’re up for it! Check out Ellensburg’s local Bike shop for a map! The Rat Pac Ridge Trail Rat Pac Trail is a 4-mile downhill fast, swoopy trail with exciting gravity drops, jumps, a gravity bowl, various skinnies, ladders, and a few pucker-inducing features, including the infamous Rock - an elevated ladder-to-boulder with severe consequence.


Cycling BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

ROAD & EASY TRAIL 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 State Routes 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. North Fork Taneum is technically a trail, but with a minimal grade of no more than 2.2 percent. The wide and well-worn trail meanders through eclectic 12

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scenery, from rivers to forest and desert land. Head east on Interstate 90 and take exit 101 (Thorp Highway), turn left. The trailhead is just behind the Thorp Fruit Stand. Considered good for novices or just the laid back ride. The Iron Horse State Park/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, 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 trip through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile tunnel that goes through Snoqualmie Pass.

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Ellensburg as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Ellensburg received a Silver Level award, joining only 73 others that have been so recognized across the country. The award recognizes Ellensburg’s commitment to bicycling through bike promotion, education, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies


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Washington’s first Barn Quilt Trail closing in on milepost 100 By Lyn Derrick Washington state’s first barn quilt trail passed a major milestone when the 50th painted quilt block went up at the Schnase farm in Kittitas County in May of 2013. Coming three weeks after the opening of the trail in late April of that year, number 50 proved community volunteers would not be hanging up their paintbrushes, hammers and nails anytime soon. “When we opened the trail in April, we had 42 blocks on barns,” said Jacky Fausset, president of Barn Quilts of Kittitas County. BQKC is the group behind this effort to recognize Washington’s agricultural heritage – while joining the nationally barn quilt trail movement started by Donna Sue Groves in Ohio in 2001. Barn quilts are painted wood quilt blocks chosen as symbols of family and farm history. For Rich and Shirley Schnase, the quilt block on their 1912 gambrel style barn acknowledges their Scandinavian heritage. After changing ownership over the years, the barn landed in the Schnases’ devoted hands in 2007. And it isn’t actually a barn anymore. The Schnases applied 13

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their craftsmanship to the old barn, converting it into their home. They’ve restored almost every board for wainscoting, counters, flooring and stairs. Even the original cow stations, hay trolley and beams are incorporated into the interior design. “The barn just spoke to us,” Shirley says about choosing to make it their home. The Scandinavian barn quilt on the outside reflects treasured Scandinavian pieces on the inside. It’s a heritage the couple shares with other settlers of Kittitas Valley in Washington state. While BQKC paused to recognize this unique number 50 as a breakthrough benchmark, it was a brief pause. Each month since the group has added more barn quilts to the state’s total. 14

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DENMARK AREA

Yakima River RV Park - c. early 1900's 792 Ringer Loop, Ellensburg - Quilt Star/Rail fence Spirit Therapeutic Riding - c.2004 1051 Sorenson Rd., Ellensburg - Rail Fence Old Graff Farm - c.1891 Sorenson & Denmark Rd., Ellensburg Snail's Trail north side of barn Eslinger Farms - c.1921 3530 S. Ferguson Rd. Ellensburg - Matt's Choice Ufkes Farm - 2004 Prater & Boston Rd, Kittitas - Rolling Star Old Preece Farm - c.1909 3460 Denmark Road, Ellensburg - Midnight Garden O.S. Johnson Farm - c.1920 520 Clemans Rd., Ellensburg Michigan & Texas Stars, Star Variation MacDonald Farm 1631 Sorenson Road, Ellensburg - Scottish Star Jensen Farm 16141 Upper Badger Pocket Rd - Windblown Star Sorenson Farm - c.1900 Badger Pocket & Thrall Road - Log Cabin Todd Farm 691 Bohannan, Ellensburg - Dresden Plate Ogilvie Farm 3280 4th Parallel Rd, Ellensburg - Feathered Star Lansford Farm 440 Canyon River Road, Ellensburg - Sunbonnet Sue Canyon Vista Vineyards 221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg - Grapevine Harwell Place 560 Hamilton Road, Ellensburg - A Little Peace of Heaven Reynolds Farm 481 Busch Road, Ellensburg - Feathered Star variation

ELLENSBURG & KITTITAS Dusty’s Nursery-Dominion Farm c.1901 1116 E. Mountain View, Ellensburg - Patriotic Star Bull Farm - c.1910 1215 E. Mountain View, Ellensburg - Double Windmill Clymer Museum - c.1901 416 North Pearl, Ellensburg - Clymer Museum Kittitas Co. Historic Museum - c.1889 114 East Third Avenue, Ellensburg - Grandmother’s Nine Patch Star Land Title Building - c.1910 501 N Pearl St, Ellensburg - Desert Rose Harmon Farm - c.1932 708 S. Willow Street, Ellensburg - Diamond Star Koch/Carpenter Farm - c.1960 870 Game Farm Rd., Ellensburg - Allison’s Choice Kittitas Co. 4-H Barns - c.1916 512 N. Poplar Street, Ellensburg Log Cabin/Carpenter’s Star/ Windmill 15

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Glory Farm - c.1894 4441 Dry Creek Road, Ellensburg - Shoo Fly

Scully Place 390 Riverbottom Loop, Ellensburg - Pin Wheel

Artz Barn - 2004 Look Rd. & Bridlewood Lane, - Carolina Lily

Yoder Farm - c. early 1900’s 15730 Manastash Rd, Ellensburg - Rose of Sharon

Sand Barn - c.1930 3370 Naneum Road, Ellensburg Galaxy Star w/ 4 Point brand

Lazy F Ranch 16170 Manastash Rd. Ellensburg - Quilter’s Contest

Sunny Heights Farm - c.1995 2713 Kittitas Hwy, Ellensburg - Courthouse Steps Olmstead Place State Park - c.1907 921 N. Ferguson Rd., Ellensburg - Basket/ Windmill Star Wild Horse Wind & Visitor Center 25901 Vantage Hwy - American Star Cadwallader Barn 106 North Mt Stewart - Pinwheel Brown Farm 5711 Reecer Creek Rd, Ellensburg - Soil/Water Conservation Gokey Farm - 2004 2680 Killmore Road, Ellensburg - Sagebud Seth Farm - c.1905 1210 Weaver Road Rd, Ellensburg - Eight Pointed Star Brunson Farm - c.1895 1871 Thorp Hwy South, Ellensburg - Evening Star/Bear Paw Sweetwater Lavender Farm - c.2008 1431 Killmore Rd., Ellensburg - Log Cabin/Barn Raising Riegal Farm - c.1900 3571 Umptanum Road, Ellensburg - Corn and Beans Wright Farm - c.1910 921 Hanson Road, Ellensburg - Grandma’s Flower Garden Skibeness Farm - c.1875 2161 Stande Rd. Ellensburg Nordic Star Boitano Farm - 1988 4996 Umptanum Road, Ellensburg - Harvest Star Gibson Farm - c.1912 1221 S. Thorp Hwy., Ellensburg - American Independence Whitehurst Farm - c.1897 3070 Umptanum Road, Ellensburg Algonquin Charm 2, Maltese Cross, Wild Geese, School House, Schnase Barn - c.1912 South end Riverbottom Road - Dala Horses Knudson Farm - c.1920 3791 Brown Road, Ellensburg - Civil War Star Thorp Grist Mill - c.1883 11640 N. Thorp Hwy, Thorp - Mill Stone Old Fredrick Farm/Erickson Quilt 4311 Hansen Rd, Ellensburg - Sunrise in the Pines Woody Farm - c.1928 3380 Thorp Cemetery Rd, Ellensburg - Here Comes the Sun Gardinier Barn - c. early 1900’s 3451 Brondt Road, Ellensburg - Amish Star Carpenter Farm 2551 S. Thorp Hwy, Ellensburg - Wild Goose Chase

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Carpenter House - 1914 302 W. 3rd Street, Cle Elum - Carpenter’s Wheel Iriscoe Farm - c.1998 3881 Upper Peoh Point Rd., Cle Elum - Frances’s Dream Schwab Farm - c.1998 481 Upper Peoh Point Rd., Cle Elum - Compass Rose/ Crops Roseburg Farm - c.1910 1021 Upper Peoh Point Rd., Cle Elum - Evening Star/Bear Paw Smith Barn - c. early 1900’s 560 Upper Peoh Point Rd. Cle Elum - Flower Baskets Bierek Farm - c. early 1900’s 3001 Upper Peoh Point Rd. Cle Elum - Log Cabin w/ brand Nelson Dairy Farm - c.1890’s 1390 Nelson Dairy Farm Rd, Cle Elum - Starburst Ritter Farms - c.1960 Lund Lane & W. Nelson Siding - Wedding Ring Dalle Barn I-90 Westbound Exit 84, Cle Elum - Dale Family Choice Old Vukonich Farm 3rd & Fanhouse Road, Ronald Sunflower Melary Place 10700 Westside Drive, Cle Elum - Peony Bogatay Home 312 W. 1st Ave. Cle Elum - Grapes & Vine South Cle Elum Railroad Depot 801 Milwaukie Rd. South Cle Elum Railroad Crossing

TEANAWAY AREA Flying Horseshoe Ranch - c.1904 3190 Red Bridge Road, Cle Elum - Weathervane Ballard Farm - c.1900 901 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum - Wagon Wheel Swauk-Teanaway Grange 1361 Ballard Hill Rd, Cle Elum School House/ Flying Geese Border Masterson Farm - c.1895 341 Masterson Road, Ellensburg - Crazy Quilt/ Angus Bull Miller Farm - c.1895 541 Seaton Rd., Cle Elum - Rearing Horse by Karen Watland Canyon River Horse Ranch c. early 1900’s 1751 Bettas Road, Cle Elum - Star of Bethlehem


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YAKIMA RIVER CANYON

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Drive the 22-mile Yakima River Canyon Highway (state Route 821) southeast of Ellensburg to Selah, and you might catch a glimpse of bighorn 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.

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.

VANTAGE HIGHWAY 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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ROSLYN TO SALMON LA SAC 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.


STATE ROUTE 10 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 a particularly scenic drive in September and October when the leaves begin to change color.

TEANAWAY ROAD 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 vall

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 succeeded. Today there are more than 100 murals on area barns, and 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. For more information and maps of the locations, go to myellensburg.com or stop by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce office in Ellensburg or Cle Elum. 19

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CENTRAL WASHINGTON TRAILS: ELEMENTS THAT MAKE THEM HARD TO LEAVE Central Washington’s seemingly untapped trail systems, hidden caverns and waterfalls, and genuine proximity to nature makes our region easy to get to, and hard to leave. We do things a bit differently here in Kittitas County, making even the start to an endeavor an adventure on its own. It is here in our recreational slice of Heaven, that we come together, explore uncharted land, and find serenity in secret spots and hidden gems between canyon walls and snow-capped peaks. There is no doubt that Central Washington is known for outdoor recreation, and we locals may argue it offers more opportunity than the entire Western side of the state combined- our own rural wonderland. From a local’s perspective, here are 3 reasons why Central Washington Trails are better.

SPACE Having a trail to yourself is a feeling that can’t be beat, but now more than ever, having space between each other is something to prioritize when choosing where to recreate. On our trails between Snoqualmie Pass and Vantage, it is not rare to have the entire trek to yourself or 20

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to just pass a handful of fellow outdoor enthusiasts. This allows room to take up space, run and wander, and enjoy solitude if you so choose. Another benefit to having less crowded trail systems is that this space carries over into the entire experience, overflowing and allowing room from the moment you leave the house. Here, bumper to bumper isn’t in our language. Circling the parking lot trying to find a space at a trailhead like a vulture soaring above its prey simply isn’t a situation we find ourselves in often. I believe that this compliments the entire experience, allowing us to feel free, and allowing us to connect as nature intended.

DIVERSITY OF LAND Sometimes we long for and seek a certain type of experience while outdoors. Maybe this looks like a dreamy trek into the foggy wilderness, overlooking reflective lakes and coming face to face with wild elk. Other times, we may crave a desert adventure with opportunities to scale massive tiers of basalt or an exploration that ends in a well-deserved jump into a refreshing lake or river. Not only are there plenty of options, but another component that punctuates the diversity of our land is how seasonal it is. For example, let’s look at Manastash Ridge, a local favorite in the


heart of Ellensburg. Comparing the trail from week to week can expose nature’s shifts at its best. In the Summer and Fall, the tan shades of wild grass surround the walkway, while in the Winter, snow covers the trail and freezes the creek that runs parallel to it. In the Spring, the glacial runoff streams down once again, uncovering wildflowers that change by the week and stick around for the Summer. This rhythmic motion of nature makes the trail almost unrecognizable each season, allowing for a different adventure every day of the year. Central Washington allows you to be picky- what environment do you want to discover? What ambient backdrop do you want to immerse yourself in? Here, you get to choose.

AUTHENTICITY There is something disturbing to me about outdoor experiences that are overwhelmed by people and their impact. There is nothing better than discovering a trailhead, and navigating to the top, wedged between wildlife and tree trunks instead of manmade steps and other hikers on their phones. Our region’s trails are undoubtedly underrated, making them a tightly held secret for us locals- but we couldn’t help but share a few reasons why. Something about the way hikers in Central Washington respect their land and each other on the trail helps give us all a better understanding of our place in the world and to one another- we hope you choose to visit us soon! — Outdoors-Explored.com 21

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THE TOP 4 VINEYARDS AND WINERIES IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON Explore Washington Wine Country this summer with a wine tasting getaway in Central Washington! Sip local wines, indulge in all the charcuterie you can eat and enjoy the scenic views that surround you. Varietals grown or produced in the Kittitas Valley include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Muscat Ottonel, and Sauvignon Blanc. Be sure to stop by several of the local wineries and tasting rooms during your visit as they all offer unique flavors and experiences! Learn more about wine in Central Washington at here.

1. THRALL & DODGE WINERY KITTITAS, WA Thrall & Dodge is the oldest commercial operating winery in the Kittitas Valley. They produce premium red and white wines grown, produced, cellared, and served all from the Columbia Valley. Perched on Manastash Ridge, Thrall & Dodge offers beautiful scenery of the Valley and the Stuart Mountain Range making it the perfect setting to enjoy a glass of fine wine. Thrall & Dodge also has a tasting room located on Main Street in Kittitas. There you can enjoy wine tastings, wine by the glass, and food options in the historic Carrico Building.

2. ELLENSBURG CANYON WINERY ELLENSBURG, WA Ellensburg Canyon Winery utilizes estate grown grapes from Cox Canyon Vineyards, the first and oldest commercial vineyard in Kittitas County. They produce red, white, and port style wines. Visitors can’t help but grab a few bottles to take home, saying it’s some of the best they’ve had! Kick back and relax with their wines while enjoying a view of the most beautiful setting in Central Washington.

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3. SWIFTWATER CELLARS CLE ELUM, WA Located within the renowned Suncadia Resort, Swift water Cellars is the ultimate wine tasting destination. Get a glimpse of the winemaking process with a tour of the facilities and then relax in the wine bar. Sip premium wines made by internationally acclaimed winemakers, dine upon sophisticated local cuisine made from the freshest ingredients, and unwind while enjoying the breathtaking mountain outlooks from the property. Try a tasting flight encompassing five hand-selected wines or purchase wine by the bottle or glass. Visitors will enjoy the nearby Suncadia Resort amenities including golf, spa and hiking. The winery also features a beautiful 360-degree bar with plush seating and a two-story stone fireplace to enjoy as well.

4. GARD VINTNERS TASTING ROOM ELLENSBURG, WA Family-owned and operated, Gürd Vintners has been crafting its world-class wines from its vineyard on the Royal Slope of Washington’s Columbia Valley for more than 45 years. Their award-winning wines come from their 100% sustainably farmed estate vineyard and are a favorite among locals and visitors. Be sure to visit their tasting room in Historic Downtown Ellensburg to try a glass of their exceptional wine and learn more about wine and the winemaking process.

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On the Wat� Kittitas County has some of the country’s best fly fishing in the Yakima River, quiet mountain lakes, plus opportunities for boating on the Columbia. FISHING

Quick contact number for current river conditions: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office 509-925-8534

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Kittitas County offers unparalleled fishing opportunities, from fly fishing the Yakima to reeling in a sturgeon on the Columbia. The Yakima River is a year-round fly-fishing 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, WorleyBugger Fly Co., Ellensburg Angler, and Emerging River Guide Services. The Columbia River on the eastern edge of the county is also a prime spot for sturgeon, walleye, salmon and steelhead. 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, Fiorito lakes and Lavender Lake are popular destinations, particularly for families with children. Other options? Cooper Lake, Easton Ponds, Kiwanis Ponds, Lost Lake

and Quartz Creek Pond. 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. A license is required to legally fish in Washington, except for children under 14 years old. For those looking for fishing off the beaten track there are a multitude of lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

FLOATING Floating the Yakima through the Yakima River Canyon is an awe-inspiring adventure. The canyon features massive and weathered basalt cliffs, and rolling, high shrub-steppe hills. The stretch of river southeast of Ellensburg from Ringer Loop Road to the Roza Recreational Site sees the most float and raft traffic when temperatures rise in Central Washington. Although a Yakima River float trip provides spectacular scenic views and wildlife viewing, it can be dangerous for


those who don’t pay attention to common sense safety practices, 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 raft ing 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 The area’s many lakes and rivers offer exciting boating, kayaking and, in designated areas, jet skiing. 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. The Roza Recreation area between Yakima and Ellensburg on the Yakima Canyon is a good spot for boating and water sports. Motorized vessels are permitted from the Roza boat launch down to the Roza dam. Upstream from the launch is limited to nonmotorized boats only. Lake Cle Elum, eight miles northwest of Cle Elum, is a good spot for water spots. Boat launch sites are available. Lake Easton is a popular destination for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding during the summer.

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Oth� Opportuniti� No matter the season, Kittitas County offers picturesque scenery and a chance to get outdoors. Snoqualmie Pass Hill

WILDLIFE VIEWING

For those who are patient, viewing wildlife in Kittitas County is possible just about any time of the year. Depending on the season, the Yakima Canyon southeast of Ellensburg provides 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. 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. 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.

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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 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. The Kittitas Audubon Society organizes a guided birdwalk the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at the parking lot to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park on Umptanum Road.

GOLFING

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.

QUICK CONTACT NUMBERS GOLFING: Ellensburg Golf & Country Club, 509-962-2984 Sun Country Golf & RV, 509-674-2226 Suncadia, 866-715-5050


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. 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, 509-674-2226. 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. Rope Rider is a public course that 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

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Tom Doak signature layout. For tee time reservations, instruction, or more information, call 866-715-5050.

HORSEBACK RIDING Horseback riding is a way of life in Kittitas County, and there are many places for backcountry and trail adventures. The county is home to the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, which has events throughout the summer, including major hunter-jumper shows, horse trials, 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. For more information, go to www.washingtonstatehorsepark.org, 877635-4111 or 425-486-0272. 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.

FISHING MATTOON LAKE - ELLENSBURG

Mattoon Lake is a great place to take the family for a fun day of fishing and is a favorite among locals. Catch 8- to 14-inch rainbow trout as well as largemouth bass, perch and other species with boat fishing or bank fishing. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the dock and enjoy a peaceful day spent on the water.

HIKING RED TOP MOUNTAIN - CLE ELUM

Climb Red Top Mountain in Cle Elum to experience a rewarding, 1.7-mile roundtrip hike. The short, steep trail leads to a functioning fire lookout, built in 1952, as well as magnificent 360-degree views of Mount Rainier, Teanaway Ridge, the Stuart Range, Chelan and Entiat Mountains, and even Mount Adams on a clear day. The trail is steep, but short and easy to follow making the hike perfect for all skill levels, including kids! Enjoy an assortment of colorful wildflowers that line the trail as you make your way up the mountain toward the lookout for breathtaking views. The lookout is typically staffed by volunteers in the summer months and is generally open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If the lookout is open, it offers visitors a look at the many resources used to spot wildfires including maps of the area and technology that assists in locating the fires.

Challenge yourself by participating in a few of Central Washington’s signature activities! An outdoorsman’s paradise, Central Washington offers an adventure for every person and skill level. BIKING JOE WATT CANYON - THORP Add these three locations and activities Mountain biking at Joe Watt Canyon offers a 10-mile ride with a 2,803 ft. descent. Find beautifully vibrant wildflowers, to your bucket list and check them off outstanding views and a ride with the perfect level of intensity for beginners. The potential route options are numerous so visitors can often make their way down through the trail without encountering other bikers or hikers. Post ride, stop by the when you visit Central Washington! Thorp Fruit stand for a healthy snack and a refreshing beverage to cool off with! 27

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QUICK CONTACT NUMBERS HORSEBACK RIDING: Flying Horseshoe Ranch: horseback riding, boarding, family vacations, retreats), 509-9684578 Unionville Ranch: Arena, stables and horse boarding, 509-857-2235 High Country Outfitters and Camp Wahoo: horse rentals and riding, 509-674-9554 Dragonwood Equine Facility: Boarding, guided trail riding, 509-674-5961 Corral #5: Guided trail rides, lessons, equine training, 509-607-3111


809 W. Davis Cle Elum

509-674-0200 • 866-SNOWCAP

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Brew House Boarding

109 N. Main St Kittitas

509-968-3388

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Chalet Motel

500 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5434

Cle Elum Travelers Inn

1001 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5535

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Comfort Inn

1722 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-7037 • 800-4-CHOICE

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Days Inn

901 Berry Rd. Ellensburg

509-933-1500

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Econo Lodge

1390 N. Dolarway Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-9844 • 855-925-9844

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Econo Lodge

906 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2380 • 855-925-9844

Hampton Inn

2705 Triple L Loop Ellensburg

509-933-1600 • 800-HAMPTON

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Holiday Inn Express

1620 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-9400 • 800-HOLIDAY

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Hotel Roslyn

103 W. Washington Ave., Roslyn

360-789-3700

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Hotel Windrow

NE corner of 5th & Main, Ellensburg

509-962-8000

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Huckleberry House

301 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

509-964-2900

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Lodge at Canyon River Ranch

14700 State Route 821 Ellensburg

509-933-2100

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Motel 6

403 W. University Way Ellensburg

509-962-5585

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Nirvana Inn

1720 Canyon Road, Ellensburg

509-968-5300

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1025 W. University Way Ellensburg

509-933-7100

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Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center

1700 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-9800

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Roslyn Inn

102 S. 5th St. Roslyn

253-531-3411

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Spruce Moose Inn

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn

509-554-2966

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Stewart Lodge

805 W. 1st Cle Elum

509-674-4548

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Suncadia Lodge

3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum

509-649-6400

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Super 8

1500 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-6888 • 800-800-8000

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Timber Lodge Inn

301 W. 1st St. Cle Elum

509-674-5966

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14254 Salmon La Sac Rd., Ronald

509-649-2222

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509-925-4244 • 866-925-4288

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211 W. Umptanum Rd, Ellensburg

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P.O Box 750 Roslyn

509-649-3099

Aster Inn

521 E. 1st St. Cle Elum

509-674-2551

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Flying Horseshoe Ranch

3190 Red Bridge Rd. Cle Elum

509-674-2366

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Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center

16170 Manastash Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-2780

Unionville Ranch

1750 Emerick Rd. Cle Elum

509-857-2235

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CAMPGROUNDS/RV Days Inn RV Park/ E&J Resort

901 Berry Rd. Ellensburg

509-933-1500

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Kittitas Valley Event Center

512 N. Poplar Ellensburg

509-962-7639 • 800-426-5340

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KOA Campground

32 S. Thorp Hwy. Ellensburg

509-925-9319 • 800-562-7616

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Sun Country Golf & RV

841 Saint Andrews Dr. Cle Elum

509-674-2226

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Vantage Riverstone Seasonal RV Park

551 Main St., Vantage

509-856-2800

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Washington State Horse Park

1202 Douglas Munro Blvd. Cle Elum

509-635-4111

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Whispering Pines RV Park

Whispering Pines Dr. Cle Elum

509-674-7278

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Yakima River RV Park

791 Ringer Loop, Ellensburg

509-925-4734

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RV parts & camping shop, clubhouse – bathrooms, shower, washer/dryer

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Boat launch

23 trailer/tent

No Potable water. Fishing, boating, hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking.

Beverly

25 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road 9737

Big Pines Recreation Site

At mile post 9.5 on State Route 821. Boat launch

Cle Elum River

Located at the head of Lake Cle Elum along the Cle Elum River. Salmon La Sac/Highway 903; 15 miles north of Cle Elum

De-Roux Campground

From Cle Elum travel east and north on Highway 970 for 8.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road and follow for 13 miles to the end of pavement. Veer right on Forest Road 9737 and follow for about 8 miles to the trailhead on the left.

Eagle Valley Campground

390 Watson Cutoff Rd. Cle Elum WA 98922

Icewater Camp

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

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Icicle Creek Campground

Take I-90 Exit 93 Elk Heights/Taneum Creek go north about 1/4 mile to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles to East Taneum Rd. Turn right and cross over I-90 to West Taneum Road/Forest Service Road 33. Turn right travel for 8.5 miles. Campground is on the left.

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Kachess

27 miles from Cle Elum , 5.5 miles off Interstate 90, Exit 62

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Ken Wilcox Campground

From summit of Blewett Pass on Highway 97, 24 miles northeast of Cle Elum. Travel south about 4 miles on Forest Road 9716 to the junction with Road 9712. Follow Road 9712 for about 4 miles to the campground.

19 trailer/tent sites

Stock water only. Campground/Horsecamp

Lake Easton State Park

Located 15 miles west of Cle Elum and 15 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Take Exit 70 on I-90

90 tent, 45 full RV hookup sites 2 hiker/biker sites

Dump station, restrooms, showers, water, parking

Lmuma Creek Recreation Site

At mile post 12 on State Route 821

Manastash Camp

From I-90 Exit 101 - Thorp travel south for 2 miles on Thorp Highway. Turn right on Cove Road and go 4 miles to Manastash Road. Turn right and follow Manastash Road, which becomes Forest Service Road 31 for 19 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 3104, Campground is on the right.

Mineral Springs Campground

Located along Highway 97, this campground offers 7 trailer/tent sites and a group site with a 50 person capacity.

Owhi Campground

From Cle Elum and/or Roslyn, take State Highway 903 north 16 miles  then turn left on Forest Road 46 / Cooper River Road. Follow signs to Cooper Lake, travel about 5.3 miles, and turn right on Road 4616. Campground is on left on spur road 113.

Red Mountain

From Cle Elum,WA head north on Highway 903 / Salmon La Sac Road for 16 miles. Campground is on the left after Cle Elum Lake.

Riders Camp

25 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3100

Roza Recreation Site

At mile post 7, above the Roza Dam on State Rout 821

Salmon La Sac Campground

From Cle Elum, WA travel north on Highway 903 / Salmon la Sac Road for 19 miles. Stay left on Salmon La Sac road to the campground. The campground is on the left, just past Cayuse Campground.

South Fork Meadow

Approximately 23 miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

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Swauk

From Cle Elum, WA travel east on Highway 970/97 for approximately 26 miles. Campground is on the right.

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Tamarack Springs Campground

25 miles south of Cle Elum on Forest Service Road 3120.

Taneum Campground

From I-90 Exit 93, Elk Heights/Taneum Creek travel north 1/4 mile to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles to East Taneum Road. Turn right and cross over I-90 then turn right on West Taneum Road, which becomes Forest Service Road 33. Drive about 6 miles to Taneum Campground on the left.

Taneum Junction

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

Umtanum Recreation Site

Near mile post 17 on the Yakima River Canyon Highway (State Route 821).

Wanapum State Park Recreation Area

About 29 miles northeast of Ellensburg in Vantage

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First come first serve Vault toilet 100 rv/campsites

Dry Camping, water and power hook ups, tents, RV storage

7 14 individual trailer/tent and 3 group sites

No water or hookups

7 trailer/tent sites 22 tent-only 10 single

No potable water Restroom

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Bathroom, Campground Host, Potable Water.

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No potable water

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1201 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-2122

1883 Coffee Co.

507 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-607-9341

ABC Donuts

304 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-925-2266

Arby’s

1404 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-5555

Basalt Restaurant

In Hotel Windrow, NE corner of 5th & Main, Ellensburg

509-962-8000

Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill

730 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-2337

Blue Rock Saloon

404 N. Pine St, Ellensburg

509-933-1008

Brix by Elevage Wine Company

109 W. 3rd Ave, Ellensburg

509-933-2749

Brooklyn’s Pizzeria

716 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-9855

Buzz Inn Steakhouse

2202 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-3922

Café C5

213 W. 4th Ave Ste 104, Ellensburg

509-859-2004

Campus-U-Totem

810 E. University Way

509-925-1600

Canyon River Grill

14706 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-2309

Carl’s Jr.

1303 S. Opportunity St., Ellensburg

509-933-3006

Cattledog Pizza

409 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-1212

China Inn

1003 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-4140

Copper Kettle

210 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5644

Cornerstone Pie

307 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg Corner of 4th Ave. & Pearl St., Ellensburg 1709 #2 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg, 204 S. Water St. , Ellensburg 306 S. Main St. #2, Ellensburg

509-933-3600 509-962-9333 509-925-7410 509-962-6333 509-925-2253

Dairy Queen

1601 N. Currier St, Ellensburg, 1101 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5542 509-925-5442

Dakota Cafe

417 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-925-4783

Dirk’s Pizza

408 . Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7070

Domino’s Pizza

710 N. Anderson, Ellensburg

509-925-3800

El Caporal

201 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-5228

Ellensburg Brewery & Tilted Tree Cidery

206 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-4005

Ellensburg Pasta Co. & Bruce’s Place

600 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-3330

Fidelina’s Mexican Restaurant

410 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-962-2347

Fiesta en Jalisco

1315 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-4422

Gard Vintners Tasting Room

311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-925-1095

Golden Dragon

1302 S. Ruby St., Ellensburg

509-925-2272

Grapes -n- Crepes

115 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-962-8463

Hot Diggity Dog

300 N. Main St., Ellensburg

IHOP

2704 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg

509-925-2444

Jack in the Box

115 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-2833

Jennika’s Coffee House

1300 N. Dolarway Rd, Ellensburg

509-925-3632

Jimmy John’s

1307 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-4400

Kabob House

119 W. 5th Ave., Ellensburg

509-201-1440

Kiku-Chan Japanese Food

702 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-1200

Koletty’s Koffee

105 E. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7632

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant

1318 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7898

Los Chilangos

310 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-398-8610

Lunchbox Cafe

409 N. Ruby, Ellensburg

509-933-3332

Lutong Pinoy

111 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-307-7841

McDonald’s

1304 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-5559

Monster Melts

107 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-968-6101

Nirvana Inn & Grill

720 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-968-5300

Oyama Sushi & Steakhouse

506 S. Main St., Ste. 1, Ellensburg

509-933-3389

Palace Cafe

323 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-2327

Panda Garden

207 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-2090

Papa Murphy’s Take-n-Bake Pizza

205 W. Tacoma, Ellensburg

509-962-9282

Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery

1504 Hwy 97, Ellensburg

509-925-4662

Pho Central

201 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-9057

Pita Pit

111 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-7482

Pizza Dirks

408 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7070

Pizza Hut

805 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7888

Red Horse 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

Saks Family Restaurant

2300 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-3999

Saucey Food Truck

704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg

So Tasty/Mr. Flatbread

1713 Canyon Road, Ellensburg

509-968-5588

Subway

1512 Hwy 97, Ellensburg 1301 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg 1005 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5310 509-962-2383 509-925-4422

Sugar Thai Cuisine

306 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-933-4224

Taco Bell

1406 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-4052

Taco Del Mar

1614 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-3009

Tacos Chalito 2

601 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-306-1394

Tacos Chalito Truck

209 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-962-5643

Teriyaki & Wok

1210 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-7030

The Boss Brazilian Barbecue

1713 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-968-5588

The Early Bird

108 S. Water St., Ellensburg

509-968-5288

The Horseshoe Tavern

106 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-4044

The Mule

119 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-968-5558

The Pearl Bar & Grill

402 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-962-6100

The Porch

608 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-4488

The Pub by Iron Horse Brewery

412 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-834-7838

The Red Pickle

301 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-367-0003

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

Udderly Espresso

608 E. Mountain View Avenue, Ellensburg

509-925-4889

Vinman’s Bakery

700 E. University Way #2, Ellensburg

509-933-1850

Wendy’s

1510 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-4404

Westside Pizza

301 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-3900

D & M Coffee

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Daily Bread & Mercantile

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Wild Goose Casino

1600 N. Currier St., Ellensburg

509-925-5825

Wild Huckleberry Restaurant

105 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-201-1725

Williams’ Campus U-Tote-Em

810 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-1600

Winegar’s

1013 University Way, Ellensburg, 111 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-1821

Wing Central

1801 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg

509-962-5400

Wing Central’s Roadhouse Grill

101 W. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7200

Yellow Church Cafe

111 S. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-933-2233.

Blustery’s

301 Vantage Hwy., Vantage

509-856-2434

Timeout Saloon

101 S. Mai St, Kittitas

509-968-9111

509 Bake House

207 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-656-4313

Beau’s Pizza & Pasta

124 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-9798

Best of Thai

321 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-6854

Boxcar Billy’s

115 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

Boone’s Cafe

108 N. Oakes Avenue, Cle Elum

509-674-2524

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 Cafe

911 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-2922

Dairy Queen

302 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-7172

Easton Baking Company

801 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-9953

El Caporal Restaurant

105 W. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-4284

Glondo’s Sausage Co.

216 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5755

Gunnar’s Bistro

811 Hwy 970 #6, Cle Elum

509-674-6774

Gunnar’s Coffee Cabin

108 N. Oaks St., Cle Elum

509-674-2524

Liberty Cafe

19601 Hwy 97, Cle Elum

509-857-2030

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

Mike’s Tavern

427 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5252

Parlour Car Wine Bar Bistro

105 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

509-260-0722

Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co.

121 N Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum

509-674-3864

Ploy Thai Bistro

807 W Davis St., Cle Elum

509-674-6873

Portals at Suncadia

3600 Suncadia Trail

509-649-6400

Orchard Restaurant

212 1st St., Cle Elum

509-852-2900

Owens Meats

502 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2530

Red Arrow Drive In

1011 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-2254

Sahara Pizza

513 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5444

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que

801 Milwaukee, S Cle Elum

509-674-2006

Stella’s

316 W. 1st St Suite 1/2, Cle Elum

509-674-6816

The Stovehouse

3320 Suncadia Trail, CRoslyn

509-649-6403

Subway

207 W. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-3777

Sunset Café

318 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2241

Swiftwater Cellars

301 Rope Rider Dr, Cle Elum

509-674-6555

Taco Bell

801 W. Davis, Cle Elum

509-674-6900

The Turnout

702 S 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-3468

Twin Pines Drive-In

1901 Hwy 970, Cle Elum

509-674-4362

Basecamp Books & Bites

110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Box 850, Roslyn

509-649-3821

Logan’s

204 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

509-649-3100

Maggie’s Pantry

107 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

509-649-3771

Marko’s Place

106 N. 1st St, Roslyn

509-649-2349

Red Bird Café

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3209

Roots BBQ

201 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

Roslyn Brewing Company

208 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2232

Roslyn Café

201 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2763

Roslyn Mexican Grill

103 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

509-649-3599

Roslyn Roadhouse

204 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3125

The Brick

100 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2643

The Coal Chute Cafe & Pub

719 S 1st St., Roslyn

509-649-5317

The Hideaway

104 N. 1st St., Roslyn

509-649-2992

Village Pizza

105 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2992

Old Number 3

8381 State Rt 903, Ronald

509-649-3301

The Last Resort

14254 Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald

509-649-2222

Commonwealth

10 Pass Life Way #1, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-0808

DruBru

10 Pass Life Way #3, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-0700

Easton Saloon

1860 Rail Road St, Easton

509-656-2309

The Hitching Post

1751 Railroad St., Easton

509-656-0160

Mountain High Hamburgers

2941 W. Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-3037

Parkside Café

2560 W Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-2531

Red Mountain Coffee

773 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-7337

Summit Pancake House

601 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-6249

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