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Come explore Kittitas County!

A land of contrasts

Events

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.

Attractions

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.

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Hidden Treasures Don’t Miss Attractions Scenic Drives Field & Farm Brews & Vines Arts & Culture

Communities 33 34 38 40 42 44 46

Ellensburg Cle Elum Roslyn Lower Kittitas County - Kittitas, Vantage, Thorp Upper Kittitas County - South Cle Elum, Ronald, Liberty Map of Kittitas County History of Kittitas County

Recreation 51 54 56 58 60

Cycling Experiences Hiking Experiences Water Experiences – Fishing, Floating, Boating & Watersports Outdoor Experiences – Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Golfing, Horseback Riding Winter Experiences

Accommodations 64 66

Lodging in Kittitas County Dining in Kittitas County

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On the Cover Photo by Brian Myrick, Daily Record A stand of trees, along the Cle Elum River off Salmon La Sac Road, has begun the annual autumn shift in color as nearby mountains are again covered in snow. 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. All rights reserved © 2018


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MAY

Expl�e the 2018 Events

MAY 4 - 5 IRON HORSE MOTORCYCLE SHOW

MAY 19 BARES N BRONCS

MAY 6 EASTON FISHING DAY

MAY 25 - 27 EQUESTRIANS INSTITUTE HORSE TRAIL

Red Horse Diner

Easton Ponds

MAY 11 - 13 CWU FAMILY WEEKEND

Various Ellensburg Locations

MAY 12 BLUEGRASS CONCERT

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

MAY 12 CHILDREN’S DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Ellensburg Downtown – Various Locations

MAY 12 17TH ANNUAL GET INTIMATE WITH THE SHRUB-STEPPE Helen McCabe State Park

MAY 18 EASTERN WA BREWFEST

Iron Horse Brewery Pub

MAY 18 - 20 WESTERN ART ASSOCIATION (NATIONAL ART SHOW & AUCTION)

Rodeo Arena

Washington State Horse Park

MAY 26 EASTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CAR SHOW Downtown Easton

MAY 26 VERITAS MEDIEVAL FAIRE

Dusty’s Nursery, Ellensburg

MAY 26 ROSLYN VETERANS CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE Roslyn Cemetery

MAY 27 ROSLYN RIDERS POKER RIDE

Roslyn Riders Playfield

JUNE

JUNE 1 - 2 CRUISIN FOR HOSPICE CAR SHOW

JUNE 16 - 17 ROSLYN VINTAGE TRAILER SHOW

JUNE 3 COAL MINE TRAIL RUN SERVICE

JUNE 20 - 24 ALPINE PREVIEW HUNTER JUMPER SHOW

JUNE 3 - 4 CENTRAL WA ART CONFAB

JUNE 30 ROSLYN RIDERS FAMILY FUN PLAY DAY

Downtown Ellensburg

Roslyn Cemetery

Gallery One

JUNE 9 EASTON PONDS FISHING DERBY Easton Ponds

JUNE 9 CWU GRADUATION Central Washington University

JUNE 10 - SEPT 9 ROSLYN FARMERS MARKET Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

JUNE 11 KIDS FISHING DERBY AT LAVENDER LAKE Exit 71 off I-90 – Lavender Lake

JUNE 13 - 15 SWIFTWATER INVITATIONAL HUNTER JUMPER SHOW

Washington State Horse Park

Kittitas Valley Event Center

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Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

Washington State Horse Park

Roslyn Riders Playfield

JUNE 30 PIONEER DAYS CELEBRATION

Various Cle Elum Locations

JUNE 30 PIONEER DAYS FIREWORKS DISPLAY Wye Park, Cle Elum Dusk

JUNE TBD RAT PAC MTN BIKE FESTIVAL

JULY

JULY 1 37TH ANNUAL “THE RUNNER STUMBLES” 10K BY 24 HR GYM Suncadia Resort

JULY 6 - 8 COWBOY TRADITIONS RANCH ROPING SUMMER SOLSTICE

JULY 14 ELLENSBURG SPRINT TRIATHLON Irene Reinhart Riverfront Park

JULY 21 CROATIAN PICNIC

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

Kittitas Valley Event Center

JULY 27 - 29 ROSLYN INFORMAL MOOSEFEST

JULY 7 RONALD HERITAGE FESTIVAL

JULY 27 - 29 JAZZ IN THE VALLEY

Hawthorne Hall, Ronald

JULY 8 - 13 NORTHWEST WOOD CARVING ACADEMY Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

JULY 13 - 15 BLUES, BREWS & BBQ Wye Park, Cle Elum

JULY 13 - 15 BUCK BRANNAMAN CLINIC Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

JULY 14 AARF DOGGIE & TROLL OLYMPICS

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

Roslyn Café

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

JULY 27 - 29 CLE ELUM ROUNDUP

Washington State Horse Park

JULY 28 WINE IN THE VALLEY Gallery One


Explore the 2018 Events

AUGUST AUGUST 3 - 6 ROSLYN ART FESTIVAL

Various Downtown Roslyn Locations (Displayed until 8/20)

AUGUST 3 - 31 CELEBRATION OF ART Downtown Roslyn

AUGUST 6 - 7 GUN SHOW

Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

AUGUST 11 KRUISIN KITTITAS CAR SHOW, BURNOUTS AND MANIFOLD COOK-OFF Downtown Kittitas

AUGUST 18 CRUISE CLE ELUM CAR AND MOTORCYLE SHOW

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST 18 ELLENSBURG RODEO KICK-OFF BREAKFAST

Chamber Cowboys/Rotary Downtown Ellensburg

AUGUST 25 COURAGE CLASSIC BICYCLE RIDE 173 mile bike ride over 3 passes – Blewett Pass

AUGUST 25 - 26 NORTHWEST REINED COW HORSE SHOW Washington State Park

AUGUST 29 ELLENSBURG RODEO HOEDOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN Downtown Ellensburg

AUG 31 - SEPT 3 ELLENSBURG RODEO

OCTOBER

Rodeo Arena

SEPTEMBER 15 - 18 CWU WILDCAT WELCOME

OCTOBER 5 - 6 THORP COMMUNITY DAYS

OCTOBER 13 HUNTERS BREAKFAST

SEPTEMBER 1 - 2 HIGH COUNTRY LOGGING SHOW

SEPTEMBER 18 BITE OF THE BURG

OCTOBER 5 - 8 ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 13 - 14 SUNCADIA HARVEST FEST. WEEKEND TWO

OCTOBER 5 - 27 HUFFMAN FARMS HAUNTED FOREST & CORN MAZE

OCTOBER 20 CLYMER RENDEZVOUS

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

SEPTEMBER 1 - 3 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR

Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

SEPTEMBER 1 - 3 COAL MINERS PARADE AND FESTIVAL Downtown Roslyn

SEPTEMBER 15 - 16 EARLY IRON CLUB THRESHING BEE AND ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW

Various Ellensburg Locations

Downtown Ellensburg

SEPTEMBER 22 PAINT ELLENSBURG Gallery One

SEPTEMBER 22 - 23 EQUESTRIANS INSTITUTE HORSE TRAIL Washington State Horse Park, Cle Elum

SEPTEMBER 28 - 29 BUSKERS IN THE BURG Downtown Ellensburg

Community of Thorp

CWU McConnell Auditorium

Friday & Saturday 7pm-10pm (Weather dependant)

OCTOBER 6 - 7 SUNCADIA HARVEST FEST. WEEKEND ONE Suncadia Resort

OCTOBER 6 - 28 HUFFMAN FARMS U-PICK WEEKENDS Sat & Sun 10am-4 pm

Anderson Hay & Grain

OCTOBER 7 MANASTASH METRIC BIKE RIDE

Downtown Cle Elum

Mount Stuart Elementary School

MONTHLY EVENTS

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FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

KITTITAS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

KITTITAS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDWALK

ROSLYN SUNDAY MARKET

First Friday of every month – Downtown Ellensburg

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

Every Saturday / 9am - 1pm / May through October Downtown Ellensburg Every Sunday / 10am - 2pm Mid-June through mid-September Downtown Roslyn

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OCTOBER 8 - 13 CWU HOMECOMING WEEK Central Washington University

OCTOBER 12 - 28 HAUNTING ELLENSBURG

Kittitas Valley Event Center Friday and Saturdays only

OCTOBER 13 MOUNTAIN ALE FESTIVAL

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Suncadia Resort

Location TBD

OCTOBER 20-21 & 27-28 & 31 THE OLD HAUNTED RONALD SCHOOLHOUSE

Last 2 weekends of October and Halloween

OCTOBER 27 JUNK-TIQUEN IN THE BURG

Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

OCTOBER 31 TRICK OR TREAT Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

OCTOBER 31 BOO-ELUM

Various Downtown Cle Elum Locations

OCTOBER 31 ROSLYN DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN

Various Downtown Roslyn Locatons

Downtown Roslyn

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NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 10 GRANGE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED Swauke-Teanaway Grange

NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY PARADE AND LUNCH Downtown Ellensburg

NOVEMBER 23 PLAID FRIDAY – SHOP LOCAL Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

NOVEMBER 23 COOKIE SCAVENGER HUNT Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

NOVEMBER 23 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER HOLIDAY BAZAAR Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER 24 HOLIDAYS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR

DEC 30 - JAN 1 MOUNTAIN VOICES CHRISTMAS CHOIR

NOVEMBER 26 MYELLENSBURG SNOWBALL DROP

DECEMBER 1 PARADE OF LIGHTS

MacIntosh Ranch

Downtown Ellensburg

NOV - DEC HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

Cle Elum Community Church

Downtown Cle Elum

DECEMBER 1 SANTA PAWS PICTURES

Downtown Cle Elum Radio Shack 1 am – 3 pm

DECEMBER 1 CHRISTMAS IN CLE ELUM

Downtown Cle Elum Pensylvania Ave 2 – 8 pm

DECEMBER 1 CHRISTMAS IN KITTITAS

Downtown Kittitas

DECEMBER 2 TEDDY BEAR TEA Downtown Ellensburg

NOVEMBER 23 ROSLYN OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 2 GRANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

2019 EVENTS

JANUARY

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

WINTERHOP BREWFEST Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

DECEMBER 6 GIRLS NIGHT OUT

SNOWMOBILE FUN RUN Upper County Rotary

Downtown Ellensburg

DECEMBER 7 TREE OF LOVE – HOSPICE FRIENDS Downtown Ellensburg

DECEMBER 11 TREE OF LOVE – HOSPICE FRIENDS Downtown Cle Elum

DECEMBER 15 WINTER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL TBA

DECEMBER 31 DAILY RECORD NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Kittitas Valley Event Center

Downtown Roslyn Locations

KEEN WINTER FAIR KEEN JAZZ, BITES & SIPS Lenny Price

FEBRUARY SPIRIT OF THE WEST COWBOY GATHERING Spirit of the West

RESTAURANT WEEK Ellensburg Downtown Association

MARCH KXLE HOME SHOW KXLE 95.3 BACKCOUNTRY HORSEMAN Kittits Valley Event Center SEUSSAPALOOZA Cle Elum Centennial Center

Downtown rodeo parade on Pearl Street in Ellensburg circa 1940s.

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ROSLYN STUDENT ART WALK Downtown Roslyn SWAUK TEANAWAY GRANGE CHILI COOK OFF Swauk Teanaway Grange AARF DOGGIE EASTER EGG HUNT AARF

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APRIL YAKIMA RIVER CANYON MARATHON Yakima Canyon SPRING GIRLS NIGHT OUT Ellensburg Downtown Association WASHINGTON RODEO ROYALTY ROUNDUP Damman School JUNK-TIQUEN IN THE BURG Kittitas Valley Event Center CWU COLLEGE RODEO Kittitas Valley Event Center

MAY IRON HORSE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Red Horse Drive-in CWU FAMILY WEEKEND Central Washington University WASHINGTON FLY FISHING CONCLAVE WFFCC EASTERN WA BREWFEST Iron Horse Brewery WESTERN NATIONAL ART SHOW WAA BARES N BRONCS Daniel Beard Rodeo Co.


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Family adventures, leisure scenic drives, arts, and entertainment... Whatever you are seeking Kittitas County will deliver.

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From peaceful hikes, awe-inspiring vistas and out-of-the-way fishing holes, Kittitas County is full of hidden treasures. Here are some of our favorite spots that are off the beaten path. Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame

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ἀ is 20-acre park is off Judge Ronald Road. (Take Th Vantage Highway to Pfenning or Wilson Creek to access it). Keep an eye out, because there’s no sign on the road — look for the line of trees and a break in the rail fence. ἀ e park is primarily used by locals out for walk or jog, and by local birders. Pets are welcome on a leash.

ἀ is park is popular with locals, and includes a scenic trail along the Yakima River. ἀ e trail ends up at Carey Lake, with a connection to Rotary Park via a bridge under I-90. It’s popular with families. Pets are welcome on a leash. Take the I-90 Ellensburg exit 109. Turn right onto Canyon Road. Turn left onto Umptanum Road. Travel eastbound on Umptanum Road for approximately 1 mile. ἀ e entrance road to the park is on the right side of Umptanum Road just before crossing over the Yakima River.

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You might be surprised where you’ll find public art in Ellensburg. “ἀ e Bull” statue at Rotary Pavilion in downtown and the “Kitt Coyote” statue by at the Ellensburg

Public Library are worth a visit (photos with the Bull are an Ellensburg tradition). ἀ e two sculptures are by the renowned sculptor Richard Byers. ἀ ere also are a number of historic advertising murals in downtown Ellensburg. ἀ ere’s a large collection of public art at Central Washington University, including a tranquil Japanese garden in the center of campus near the SURC. Cle Elum and Roslyn also have a fantastic collection of murals. Check out the Marlon Brando at the Roslyn ἀ eatre, the Roslyn Cafe sign made famous by the 1990s television show “Northern Exposure,” and the Bull Durham mural in Cle Elum.

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The Umtanum Creek recreation area in the Yakima ἀ Canyon offers something for everyone — a scenic footbridge, a spectacular trail that’s accessible year-round, camping, picnicking, and fishing access. It’s also a great place to see bighorn sheep. ἀ e parking lot is owned by BLM and fees are in place yearround; $5 a car. For those familiar with the area, try the Umtanum Ridge Crest Trail or Umtanum Creek Falls. Go to the Washington Trails Association website for directions and more information. CENTRAL WASHINGTON | VISITORS GUIDE

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This day-use park is at the junction of Th ἀ ἀ rall and Canyon roads five miles southeast of Ellensburg, at the mouth of the Yakima Canyon. ἀ ere’s easily accessible fishing with a chance to catch trout and channel catfish, and an interpretive trail created by the Kittitas Environmental Education Network.

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This trail follows the former Milwaukee ἀ Railroad bed for 285 miles across two-thirds across most of Washington, from the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho border. In Kittitas County, the trail is part of Iron Horse State Park. ἀ e trail is easily accessible in Ellensburg, ἀ orp, Kittitas and South Cle Elum with easy trails that are great for dog walking or cycling. Railroad buffs will want to visit historic depots in South Cle Elum and Kittitas. ἀ ere’s a barbecue restaurant called Smokey’s inside the South Cle Elum station. ἀ e crown jewel of the Iron Horse tunnels is the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile-long pathway underneath Snoqualmie Pass. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. ἀ e tunnel is closed Nov. 1 through May 1. Access it via Exit 54 off Interstate 90 to state Route 906.

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ἀ e Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to preserve the history and traditions of the Ellensburg Rodeo. ἀ e Hall of Fame has collected saddles and tack, memoirs, photos, posters, buckles, programs and more from the rodeo, with some items on display at the Clymer Museum and Gallery in downtown Ellensburg.

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PHOTO BY ERIC MILLER

Lion’s Rock north of Ellensburg is a great place to explore by car, horse, or foot. From Ellensburg, drive north on Reecer Creek Road all the way into the mountains, when it changes into a Forest Service road. It’s the perfect place to hike, camp, picnic, stargaze, or search for wildflowers.

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If you are an adventurous eater, Ellensburg has a lot to offer. Here are just a few places to try based on a community survey:

Yellow Church Cafe: As the name implies, the Yellow Church was home to the Good Hope Lutheran Church until 1967. It’s known for its fresh, seasonal ingredients, and for its must-try Heavenly Loaf. ἀ e Red Pickle: ἀ is food truck, which is usually parked next to Whipsaw Brewing, serves up food with a Guatamalan flair. Try the bratwurst, fried chicken sandwiches or Gaucho burger with chimichurri. Brix: ἀ is wine bar in downtown Ellensburg has a wide selection of beer and wine, including many regional offerings. Rodeo City Bar-B-Q: ἀ is local institution serves up barbecue of all types, tri-tip dip, redneck nachos, and more. Snap a photo at the bar, where the stools are saddles. For a more extensive listing of restaurants in Kittitas County go to page 66.

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ἀ e Brick Saloon of Roslyn, circa 1889, is not only a historic structure in its own right, but also is the showcase of vintage interior fi xtures, including a 100-year-old back bar made in England and a 23-foot-long 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.

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Cle Elum was one of the last cities in the country to use a manual telephone switchboard, and the museum displays cover the history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970. ἀ e museum has several switchboards dating back to the early 1900s, and telephones kids can try. ἀ e museum is open Memorial Day until Labor Day at 221 E. First St. in Cle Elum.

This cabin off the Teanaway Road is available ἀ for rent during from June through midNovember and mid-December through early April. It was originally constructed by gold miner Archie Redding, who built the cabin near Mineral Springs. When he died in 1978, it came into Forest Service possession and was used as a fire guard station until it was open to the public for reservations in 2004. For more information, contact the Cle Elum Ranger District. Reservations are available online.


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Learn about wind power, take in an eclectic collection of yard art or visit a historic mill. Whether you are visiting for the day or a long-time resident, these Kittitas County attractions are worth a stop.

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This pioneer farm east of Ellensburg was homesteaded ἀ 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 interpretive programs are planned (check ahead for information). www.parks.wa.gov 921 Ferguson Road, Ellensburg

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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. ἀ e center is open April 1 to Nov. 30, weather permitting, seven days a week. Outdoor trails lead to a solar array, blade, turbine generator and additional displays. www.pse.com 25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg

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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. ἀ e pieces in the yard are ever changing — as old pieces decay, new ones are added. www.reflectorart.com First Ave. and Pearl St., Ellensburg

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The ἀ ἀ Thorp Mill was a gathering place for area farmers who brought their grain to be milled from 1883 to 1946. ἀ e 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 offered in the summer. ἀ e mill is on North ἀ orp Highway northwest of ἀ orp’s small residential area and ἀ orp School District buildings. www.thorp.org 11640 Thorp Hwy N., Thorp 16

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The Suncadia resort near Roslyn and Cle Elum ἀ provides activities and events all year round, from ice skating the winter to cycling in the summer. ἀ e resort is home to three golf courses — Rope Rider, Prospector, and the private Tumble Creek. Suncadia and Swift water Cellars host concerts and other activities. 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 www.swiftwatercellars.com 3600 Suncadia Trail, I-90 Exit 80

Fis h h a t c h er Y

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. ἀ e hatchery is open for tours in the summer. Call 509-674-3701 for more information. South Cle Elum

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La k e e a s t o n s t a t e pa r k

The mountain lake is a popular destination summer ἀ and winter. In the summer, it’s a great place for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. ἀ e campground is full most weekends, and the day-use parking lot fi lls 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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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.

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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. ἀ e U.S. Bureau of Land Management offers recreation areas, restrooms, hiking trails, and campsites along the highway. ἀ e river offers world-class fly fishing and is popular with floaters during the summer.

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This scenic drive goes 23 miles from the ἀ 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.

Drive along state Route 903 north of Roslyn for tremendous views of jagged Cascade peaks, the Cle Elum River and quiet mountain lakes. ἀ e 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. ἀ e area is popular for camping, hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, berry picking, kayaking, picnicking, and more. ἀ e 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. ἀ e road is plowed all the way to Salmon la Sac in the winter.


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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. ἀ e 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.

The Teanaway Road offers dazzling ἀ 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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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. ἀ ey 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. ἀ e 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.

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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 small scale producers offering seasonal produce, meat and other products. Here are some ideas for farm and field adventures in Kittitas County:

field & farm ■ a g a pe WeLLs Fa r Ms Beef and cows; Upper Badger Pocket Road; visitors welcome, call ahead at 509-968-3365, agapewells@fairpoint.net

■ d o Min io n Far M/ d Us t Y’s nUr s er Y 1116 E. Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg, 509-925-7878

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Goat milk body products, farm visits by appointment only, No. 81 Road, Ellensburg, Andersonfamilyfarm1979.com, andersonfamilyfarm@live.com (email only)

Eggs, quail eggs, dried/fresh herbs, sold at Gibson’s Produce, exit 101 Interstate 90, ἀ orp (behind ἀ Th Thorp Fruit)

■ Br ic k ro a d La Ven de r Farm stand only – lavender and flowers, mid June through end of July, Brickroadlavender@gmail.com; Northwestrainhandcrafted.com

■ c o o k e c r eek sh ee p c oMp a n Y Pasture raised lamb and wool, www.cookecreeksheep.com

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Farmers Markets ■ 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.

■ In the Upper County, the Roslyn Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from mid-June through mid-September. It features an array of fruit, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and crafts, and often includes live music.


■ eLLen s BUr g Ber r ies U-pick berries and other fruit; 420 Canyon River Terrace; Ellensburg; contact via Facebook at Ellensburgberries

■ eLLen s BUr g c a n Yo n Win erY Tasting hours February through November, 221 Canyon Vista Way, 509-933-3523, Facebook at EllensburgCanyonWinery

■ gre en Bo W Far M Pasture raised meats, soaps, yarn and lambskins; on-site farm store; 3890 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg, Greenbowfarm.com, info@greenbowfarm.com, 206-369-5854

■ h UFFMan Far Ms U-pick pumpkins and family fall adventures, 6181 Wilson Creek Road, Huff manfarms.com, Facebook: Huff manFarms

■ h o n es t c Ut M ea t s Grass fed beef, Vantage Highway, 509-899-2123; Facebook: Honestcutmeats

■ k it t it a s Va LLeY gre enh o Us e Tomatoes sold at farmers markets around the region, Kittitasvalleygreenhouse.com, 509-925-5596

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field & farm ■ Mo r eL a d VentU r es Guided morel mushroom hunting during the season, 509-312-9596, https://moreladventures.com

■ o LMs t ea d p La c e s t a t e park 921 Ferguson Road near Kittitas, 509-925-1943, Parks.state. wa.us/556/Olmstead-Place

■ park e c re ek Far M Yarn, wool, pasture raised lamb, produce, on-site farm stand; Facebook: ParkeCreekFarm; parkecreekfarm@fairpoint.net; 509-968-9630

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Seasonal flower stand with lavender and cut flowers; hours vary by appointment; call, email, or check Facebook for hours and make appointments.; Rader Road, Ellensburg; 509-925-1295; info@springcreeklavender.com

■ t er r a Vin e g r o Wer s Vegetable and herb garden, call for more information, 509-968-4040, contact@terravinegrowers.com

■ t hr a LL and d o d g e Winery, tasting room at 109 N. Main St., Kittitas

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Farm store and U-pick, 12610 Hwy 10, 509-607-9495, Facebook: riverfarmellensburg

Peaches, vegetable and herb garden, Facebook: verheypeaches

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Pasture raised organic meats, farm tours and pending farm stays, 3650 Passmore Road, Ellensburg, Windynranch.com, 509-962-4873

Airbnb rooms for overnight reservation, 3 outfitted rooms, RV & LQ space with power and water. Jump off point for hiking, fishing, raft ing, trail rides, snowmobiling, and hunting. (Facebook: rustyironfarm.wa), Westside Road, Cle Elum

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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.

Barrel storage room at Swiftwater Cellars

brews & vines Tasting R�oms Basecamp Books & Bites 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn

Marko’s Place 106 N. 1st St. Roslyn

Brix Elevage Wine Co. 109 W. Third Ave. Ellensburg

Parlour Car Bistro 105 N Pennsylvania Ave. Cle Elum

Ellensburg Canyon Winery 221 Canyon Vista Way Ellensburg

Pioneer Coffee 121 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Cle Elum

Gard Vintners 311 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg

Springboard Winery Main Street and Fifth Ave. Ellensburg

Grapes and Crepes 115 E. Fourth Ave. Ellensburg

Swiftwater Cellars Suncadia Resort

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ach year brings new beer and wine tasting opportunities in Kittitas County, as breweries and wineries continue to flourish. Breweries include Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg with a pub on Main Street, Whipsaw Brewing on Wenas Street in Ellensburg, DruBru at Snoqualmie Pass, Mule and Elk in Cle Elum, the Roslyn Brewing Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue in Roslyn and the new Taneum Creek Brewery in Cle Elum. A new distillery opened in the NWI building in Roslyn in 2017. 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, 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. Varietals grown or produced in the Kittitas Valley include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, 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 certificates.


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Adams Apple Cider 221 Canyon Vista Way Ellensburg

Iron Horse Brewery 412 N Main St, Ellensburg www.ironhorsebrewery.com

Canyon Mist Vineyards 800 Canyon Ranch Road, Ellensburg

Mission Peak Vineyard 75 Klocke Rd, Ellensburg

Dru Bru 10 Pass Life Way, Snoqualmie Pass www.drubru.com

Mule and Elk Brewing Co. 418 E. First St., Cle Elum www.muleandelk.com

Ellensburg Brewing Co. 206 N. Main St.

Roslyn Brewing Co. 208 Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn www.roslynbrewery.com

Ellensburg Canyon Winery 221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg ellensburgcanyonwinery.com

Taneum Creek Brewing 811 Highway 970, Cle Elum (near the I-90 exit)

Ellensburg Distillery 4621 Rader Rd., Ellensburg

Wheel Line Cider 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Rd. Ellensburg

Heritage Distilling Co. NWI Building, 101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

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Kittitas County has an active, vibrant community of artists, musicians and performers. There’s a wide array of galleries, and performances are scheduled throughout the year.

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Live music is offered at a number of local venues. Local jazz musician, Lenny Price, hosts Jazz Bites & Sips events in downtown Ellensburg. ἀ e county also plays host to a number of music festivals during the year. ἀ e 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. If western music is more to your liking, Spirit of 28

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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. Swift water Cellars, Suncadia and the Canyon River Ranch offer popular summer concert series in the summer. ἀ e city of Ellensburg also runs a free concert in the park series in August.


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Community theater is alive and well in Kittitas County with performances throughout the year from Valley Musical ἀ eatre in Ellensburg and Boulet Productions in Upper Kittitas County. ἀ e Orchesis Dance Company presents shows at CWU, and there are a number of private dance studios in the county. ἀ ere are regular contra dances at the Hal Holmes Center, a private dance club called Rigadoon, a swing dance club at CWU, and Tusuy Peru, which performs traditional Peruvian dances.

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Music and theater productions at Central Washington University are some of the community’s best-kept secrets. ἀ e McIntyre Music Building hosts numerous performances. Student jazz, orchestra and

choir concerts are not-to-miss, and visiting performers often play in concerts open to the community. Central ἀ eatre Ensemble presents musicals and dramatic productions during the school year. Past musical productions have included “Mary Poppins” and “Legally Blonde.” For more information, go to cwu.edu/ tickets.

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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. ἀ e Roslyn Art Festival in the summer brings people together with art and music offerings.

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416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Clymer showcases the work of one of Ellensburg’s most celebrated artists, John Clymer. Through the course of his career, Clymer gained recognition through the Saturday Evening Post.

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

• 420 Loft, 420 N. Pearl St., in Ellensburg; rotating exhibits and events. The building also is home to Ellensburg Community Radio.

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• Fused, 101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn, glass studio and gallery with classes and instruction.

Western art association and goodey gallery 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Western Art Association’s National Fine Art Show and Auction is held the third full weekend in May in Ellensburg. The Goodey Gallery showcases Western and regional artists.

ellensburg rodeo hall of Fame 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame showcases the people and events that have made the Ellensburg Rodeo a destination for more than 100 years. Collections include photos, posters, saddles, buckles and other artifacts.

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.

c arpenter h ouse Museum and ga llery 302 W. Third St., Cle Elum This 1914 mansion is the former home of Cle Elum banker Frank Carpenter and his family. High Country Artists, an upper Kittitas County art group, displays art with a featured artist exhibit on the main floor each month.

• r oxy a llen a rts, 301 N. Pine St.; Ellensburg; offers art classes, private events and artwork.

• Basecamp Books and Bites, 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn; rotating art exhibits. • n ielsen g allery of Fine a rt, 109 S. First St., Roslyn; Aboriginal, nautical, Western American Indian, Asian and English fox hunting pieces.


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Unique, eclectic, real — three words that easily describe what you’ll discover within the communities of Kittitas County. Each has a distinct history that adds depth and character to its identity.

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something f� everyone Ellensburg is known for Central Washington University and its famous rodeo, but it is also art and music destination with easy access to the outdoors.

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n 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. ἀ e 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. 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. ἀ e city 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 Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair 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. 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. ELLENSBURG RODEO: www.ellensburgrodeo.com 509-962-7831 or 800-637-2444 KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR: www.kittitascountyfair.com 509-962-7639 or 800-426-5340

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our communities

cle elum

a 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.

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le Elum boasts a population of about 1,870. ἀ e 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

teanaway – a feast for your eyes Spring comes early to the Teanaway area, and trees changing colors during the fall are spectacular. The area offers camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and other opportunities to explore the backcountry. The 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.

permitted on the trail during winter months, when it opens for snowmobile use. ἀ e historic Carpenter House offers visitors a glimpse at life in early 20th century Cle Elum. ἀ e 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 100-plus year old meat market, Glondo’s Sausage Co., an old world-style Italian market, and the Cle Elum Bakery. For more information, go to www.discovercleeleum.com


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24-hour emergency services

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24-hour pharmacy services

Kittitas Valley Healthcare

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KVH Hospital is a critical-access hospital and a Level IV trauma facility. The hospital’s Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by an emergency physician. Learn more about KVH at kvhealthcare.org.

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KVH Hospital also offers inpatient and outpatient surgical services; critical care; a family birthing center; cardiopulmonary services; and lab, imaging, and pharmacy services.

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The Emergency Department at KVH Hospital offers a full complement of emergency patient services, which includes Ouchless ER for pediatric patients.

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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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oslyn’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. ἀ e last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. Roslyn boomed again when the awardwinning television show “Northern Exposure” came to town in 1990. ἀ e fi lm 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 in the summer. Today, 25 cemeteries highlight the city’s

the historic roslyn cemeteries The 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. Getting there: from Pennsylvania Avenue, head west and up the hill, merging on to Fifth Street and then Memorial Drive.

diversity and heritage, as do the Croatian Picnic, heritage dinners, Coal Miners Days and other yearly festivals. ἀ e 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. ἀ e tall trees in the forest hide slag heaps and remnants of mining infrastructure. 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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ittitas was founded as part of the westward expansion of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroads. ἀ e community was established in 1889 and was incorporated as a city within the state of Washington in 1931. Today, Kittitas is a friendly, hometown community. Visit Olmstead Place State Park, a working pioneer farm at 925 Ferguson Road. ἀ ere’s an old log cabin, farmhouse, tools, farm implements and machinery.

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he 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. ἀ rough the summer, Vantage swells with people traveling to and from concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater near George, across the Columbia River in Grant County. ἀ e Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center features displays on the geological history of the area and Native American culture, along with spectacular views of the Columbia River, Sentinel Gap and the surrounding Ice Age flood-carved basalt landscape. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, leading to the creation of the state park.


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lthough the rural community of ἀ orp 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. At the ἀ orp Mill. ἀ e old grist mill, nearly fully equipped just as it was when it stopped operating in 1946, is maintained as a major tourist destination by the nonprofit ἀ orp 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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he 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 busy gold mining town in the late 1890s. ἀ ere 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. ἀ e fire hall has an exhibit of historic photos of life in Liberty and information about local hard-rock mining.

ἀ e 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. 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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onald is 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. ἀ e tiny community has historical ties to the coal mining and logging industries, and Hawthorne Hall is often used for ethnic heritage celebrations. 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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outh Cle Elum grew up around the Milwaukee Rail Depot, while its counterpart to the north developed along the Great Northern Railroad. ἀ e process formed two distinct towns separated by a river. ἀ e town sprang to life in 1908 when the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (the Milwaukee Road) arrived and built a depot, roundhouse, and rail yard. Today, about 500 people live in South Cle Elum. At the old South Cle Elum train depot. ἀ e Iron Horse State Park trail runs past it, and interpretive signs provide information about railroad history.

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Looking Back

the history of Kittitas County residents maintain a strong connection to their past, and that heritage is visible today. A variety of museums celebrate the area’s history, and historic buildings provide a window in that history in downtown Ellensburg, Cle Elum and Roslyn.

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Places to Expl�e kittit as 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.

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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.

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s early as the 1700s, the Psch-wan-wappams, forerunners of the contemporary Yakama Nation, lived along the Yakima River and Kittitas Valley. ἀ e tribes who inhabited the valley were known as the Kittitas or Upper Yakama 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 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. ἀ e 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. 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 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. ἀ e last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. ἀ e 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.

cLe eLUM historicaL teLephone MUseUM 221 E. First St. • Cle Elum

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.

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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.

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203 W. Pennsylvania Ave. • Roslyn Features displays on coal mining, baseball and everyday life in the Upper County.

rosL Yn 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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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.

cycling Experiences r o a d & e a s Y t r a iL r id in g Kittitas County features several popular road biking loops of various distances. ἀ e 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. ἀ e Double Loop Cemetery Road Ride is about half as long, but takes a figure-8 route from West Ellensburg Park to and through ἀ orp 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. ἀ e wide and well-worn trail meanders through eclectic scenery, from rivers to forest and desert land. Head east on Interstate 90 and take exit 101 (ἀ orp

Highway), turn left. ἀ e trailhead is just behind the ἀ orp Fruit Stand. Considered good for novices or just the laid back ride. ἀ e 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, ἀ orp, 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.

area. ἀ e trailhead starts at the Taneum Junction campground. ἀ e stiff climb and loose/rutted/steep conditions going down make this route unsuitable for beginners. In the Upper County, the near Roslyn and Cle Elum is a four-mile downhill, fast, swoopy trail that’s been growing in popularity. It’s accessible via Cle Elum Flagpole Park and the Coal Mine Trail. Follow the trail until you get to Alliance Road, which crosses the trail, and turn north, or right.

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ἀ e Cooper River Trail travels 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. ἀ ere are no extended climbs, which makes it great for the beginner to intermediate biker. Access the trail off of I-90 on exit 80, then take Bullfrog Road and head toward Salmon La Sac. 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. ἀ e Evergreen Mountain Biking Alliance is another source of information. A new mountain bike skills park recently opened in at Rotary Park in Ellensburg.

Ma n a s t a s h metr ic ἀ e Manastash Metric Bike Tour — often called “ἀ e Drier Ride” due to the complete absence of rain in the event’s 20-year history — is the first Saturday of October and provides riders a unique opportunity for a

scenic ride while testing their endurance. Riders start and end at Mount Stuart Elementary School in Ellensburg and have two choices — ride a 50-kilometer route around the Ellensburg and ἀ orp area, or a 100-kilometer route to Cle Elum and back, and along the Yakima River. Proceeds benefit the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County. For more information, contact RSVP at 509-962-4311, or visit drier-ride.org.

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

Communities in Kittitas County offer readily accessible hiking, and stunning views with a little effort. Most local residents have a favorite hike, whether it’s along the Yakima River, up to a lookout in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, or to a beautiful waterfall.

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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.

Easy-Breezy c o a L Min es t r a iL c Le e LUM t o r o n a Ld ἀ is 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. ἀ e flat, easy trail is open to walkers, horses, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Mines in Roslyn operated from the late 1880s to 1963.

g in g k o p et r iFied F o r es t s t a t e pa r k Va n t a g e ἀ e 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 twodozen 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.

ir en e r in eh a r t r iVer Fr o n t p a r k e LLen s BUr g ἀ is 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 Fo r es t d is c o Ver Y t r a iL BLeWet t p a ss ἀ is 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.

UMt a nUM F a LLs e LLen s BUr g ἀ is 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.

UMt a nUM c r eek c a n Yo n Y a k iMa r iVer c a n Yo n ἀ e 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. ἀ e 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.

c o pper r iVer t r a iL sa LMo n L a s a c , n o r t h oF r o s LYn ἀ e trail follows the Cooper River valley upstream to Cooper Lake, and offers good berry picking opportunities in late summer. ἀ e trailhead to Cooper Lake is found at Salmon la Sac campground north of Roslyn. U.S. Forest Service permit needed.

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

r o s LYn Ur Ba n F o r es t Hikers can take various loops on the multi-use trail system around the city of Roslyn. ἀ e 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. ἀ ere 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 Ma n a s t a s h r id g e e LLen s BUr g ἀ is wildflower-rich hike is in the hills southwest of Ellensburg and has become popular for locals as well as visitors. ἀ is hike provides enough elevation gain to qualify as a workout, but wildflower enthusiasts will want to dawdle. ἀ e 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. ἀ ere 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. ἀ ere is a logbook at the top. From eastbound Interstate 90, exit 101 (ἀ orp 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. CENTRAL WASHINGTON | VISITORS GUIDE

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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.

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Kittitas County offers unparalleled fishing opportunities, from fly fishing the Yakima to reeling in a sturgeon on the Columbia. ἀ e Yakima River is a year-round fly-fishing destination. It is a catchand-release river for wild trout. ἀ ere are multiple fly fishing gear and guide services in the county, including Red’s Flyshop, Troutwater, ἀ e Evening Hatch, Worley-Bugger Fly Co., Ellensburg Angler, and Emerging River Guide Services. ἀ e 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.

FLo a t in g Floating the Yakima through the Yakima River Canyon is an awe-inspiring adventure. ἀ e canyon features massive and weathered basalt cliffs, and rolling, high shrub-steppe hills. ἀ e stretch of river southeast of


Bo a t in g & W a t er S po r t s ἀ e area’s many lakes and rivers offer exciting boating, kayaking and, in designated areas, jet skiing. ἀ e 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. ἀ e 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 non-motorized 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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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. ἀ e 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. ἀ e map, in a booklet form, is sold by a number of Kittitas County area retailers, including Mountain High Sports in Ellensburg, (509) 925-4626.


No matter the season, Kittitas County offers picturesque scenery and a chance to get outdoors.

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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.

Late winter is prime time for viewing bald eagles in Kittitas County. ἀ e 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. ἀ e Umtanum Creek Trail in the Yakima River Canyon is a good location to find golden eagles and other birds. ἀ e 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.

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

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


ἀ e Ellensburg Golf & Country Club is a nine-hole course with alternate “back nine” tee boxes that provide an 18-hole experience. ἀ e 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 ἀ orp Hwy, Ellensburg, WA, 509-962-2984. SunCountry Golf & RV is an 18-hole course coupled with an RV park. ἀ e 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. ἀ e 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. ἀ e 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.

H or s eba c k R id ing Horseback riding is a way of life in Kittitas County, and there are many places for backcountry and trail adventures. ἀ e 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. ἀ e 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, 877-635-4111 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.

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Winter is prime time to explore Kittitas County whether you are a fan of the speed of snowmobiling or the stillness of Nordic skiing. The county offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails and winter recreation options for a variety of skill levels.

winter Experiences Flocks of visitors journey to Kittitas County each winter, but few activities draw more outdoors enthusiasts to the area than snowmobiling. ἀ e 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. Find up-to-date information about snoparks 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

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, the Hyak area, and Blewett Pass along Highway 97. Several shops in the area offer gear rentals, and visitors can find more information about snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing and other activities by checking in at the Cle Elum Ranger Station at 803 W. Second St. in Cle Elum. ἀ e U.S. Forest Service offers guided snowshoe hikes at Snoqualmie Pass in the winter. ἀ e visitor information center at Snoqualmie Pass can be reached at 425-434-6111.

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Ellensburg has offered ice skating and tubing, weather permitting, in the winter. Rental equipment is available.

s k iin g & s n o WBo ar di n g Downhill skiers and snowboarders can find their fi ll of excitement at the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area, about 50 miles


MORE INFORMATION The Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum at Snoqualmie Pass highlights the sport throughout the state with 12 exhibits featuring videos for phone, artifacts and photographs. Admission is free.

from Ellensburg. Beginning skiers can visit Summit West to acquire skills, intermediate skiers can go to Summit East, and those who desire advanced runs can hit Alpental. Summit Central, the most popular destination, boasts something for everyone. In addition to the ski runs, ἀ e Summit at Snoqualmie also has multiple options for snowboarders. ἀ e ski area also offers a tubing area along with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.

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

Fa t t ir e Bik in g 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. ἀ e Northwest Bicycle Improvement Company in Roslyn rents out fat tire bikes. ἀ e bicycles have large tires that are designed for snow.

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Best Western plus Lincoln inn & suites

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Best Western plus snowcap Lodge

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1390 N. Dolarway Rd. Ellensburg

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2705 Triple L Loop Ellensburg

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403 W. University Way Ellensburg

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1025 W. University Way Ellensburg

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1700 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

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roslyn inn

102 S. 5th St. Roslyn

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spruce Moose inn

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn

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stewart Lodge

805 W. 1st Cle Elum

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suncadia Lodge

3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum

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Flying horseshoe ranch

3190 Red Bridge Rd. Cle Elum

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Lazy F camp & retr eat center

16170 Manastash Rd. Ellensburg

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410 W. 1s St. Cle Elum

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512 N. Poplar Ellensburg

509-962-7639 • 800-426-5340

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koa campgr ound

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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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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www.koa.com

18-hole golf course wahorsepark.org

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

On Yakima River, horses welcome, hook-ups, overnite stslls, pasture, 14 tent sites, clubhouse

# of campsites available

Other accommodations

14 tent/picnic

No potable water. Pack all trash out

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Boat launch

Beverly

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

Big pines recr eation 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

icewater camp

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

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indian camp

Northwest of Ellensburg along the middle fork of the Teanaway River. Approximately 12 miles northwest of State Route 970

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kachess

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

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2 boat launches, picnic area

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

Lmuma cr eek recr eation site

At mile post 12 on State Route 821

Manastash

26 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest service road 3104

Mineral springs

About 20 miles north if Ellensburg in U.S. 97

owhi

5 miles off the Cle Elum Valley road

red Mountain

16 miles north of Cle Elum on Highway 903

riders camp

25 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3100

roza recr eation site

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

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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.

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south Fork Meadow

Approximately 23 miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

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swauk

About 25 miles north of Ellensburg on U.S. 97

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taneum campgr ound

20+ miles northwest of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300, located along Tanuem Creek

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taneum Junction

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

Umtanum recr eation site

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

Wanapum state park recr eation ar ea

About 29 miles northeast of Ellensburg in Vantage

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7 14 trailer/tent 7 regular Group site for 50 22 tent-only

Vaulted toilets, no potable water

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No potable water 6

Undeveloped boat access

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1201 Bagels

1201 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-2122

aBc donuts

304 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-925-2266

arby’ s

1404 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-5555

ar nie’s horseshoe sports Bar

106 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-4044

Bleachers sports Bar & grill

730 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-2337

Blue rock saloon

404 N. Pine St, Ellnesburg

509-933-1008

Brooklyn’s pizzeria

716 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-9855

Brix by elevage Wine company

109 W. 3rd Ave, Ellensburg

509-933-2749

Burger king

1410 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-9062

Buzz inn steakhouse

2202 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-3922

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

cor nerstone pie

307 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg

509-933-3600

curbside on 5th

dakota cafe

109 W. 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 1601 N. Currier St, Ellensburg 1101 E. University Way, Ellensburg 417 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-859-2004 509-962-9333 509-925-7410 509-962-6333 509-925-2253 509-925-5542 509-925-5442 509-925-4783

domino’s pizza

710 N. Anderson, Ellensburg

509-925-3800

el caporal

201 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-5228

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

Fire & smoke

213 W. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-859-6888

gar d Vintners tasting room

311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-925-1095

golden dragon

1302 S. Ruby St., Ellensburg

509-925-2272

grapes -n- cr epes

115 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-962-8463

happy’ s Market

207 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-3500

ihop

2704 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg

509-925-2444

Jack in the Box

115 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-2833

Jennika’s cof fee 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 kof fee

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

Mcdonald’s

1304 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-6101

Monster Melts

107 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-968-5559

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 gar den

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

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

starlight Lounge

sugar thai cuisine

402 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg 1512 Hwy 97, Ellensburg 1301 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg 1005 E. University Way, Ellensburg 306 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-962-6100 509-925-5310 509-962-2383 509-925-4422 509-933-4224

taco Bell

1406 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-4052

taco del Mar

1614 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-3009

tacos chalito t ruck

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 Bir d

108 S. Water St., Ellensburg

509-968-5288

the huntsman

307 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-989-4141

the por ch

608 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-4488

the pub by ir on horse Br ewery

412 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-834-7838

the red pickle

704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg

509-367-0003

the soup Bowl

429 Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-3354

the t av

117 W. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-3939

Utopia Frozen Yogurt & cof fee house

706 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-1400

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

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-t ote-em

Wing central

810 E. University Way, Ellensburg 1013 University Way, Ellensburg 111 E. University Way, Ellensburg 1801 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg

509-925-1600 509-933-1821 509-933-1821 509-962-5400

Wing central’ s roadhouse grill

101 W. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7200

Yellow chur ch cafe

111 S. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-933-2233.

d & M cof fee daily Br ead & Mercantile

eLLensBUrg

dairy Queen

subway

Winegar’s

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804 S. Main St, Kittitas

509-968-4200

timeout saloon

101 S. Mai St, Kittitas

Beau’s pizza & pasta

124 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

Boxcar Billy’s

115 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

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

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 cof fee cabin

108 N. Oaks St., Cle Elum

509-674-2524

homestead BBQ restaurant

801 Hwy 970, Cle Elum

509-674-5956

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

Mckeans drive-in

1011 E. 11st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2254

Mike’s tavern

427 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5252

parlour car Wine Bar Bistr o

105 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

509-260-0722

pioneer cof fee roasting co.

121 N Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum

509-674-3864

portals at suncadia

3600 Suncadia Trail

509-649-6400

or chard restaurant

212 1st St., Cle Elum

509-852-2900

owens Meats

502 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2530

sahara pizza

513 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5444

stella’s

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

509-674-6816

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

twin pines drive-in

1901 Hwy 970, Cle Elum

509-674-4362

#9 Miner’s grill

702 S. 1st St, Roslyn

509-649-3100

Basecamp Books & Bites

110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Box 850, Roslyn

509-649-3821

Maggie’s pantry

107 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3771

Marko’s

106 N. 1st St, Roslyn

509-649-2349

red Bir d café

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3209

roslyn Br ewing company

208 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2232

roslyn café and rustic root catering

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

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

Mountain high hamburgers

2941 W. Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-3037

parkside café

2560 W Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-2531

red Mountain cof fee

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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kittit as & Vant age cLe eLUM, rosL Yn & sUrroUnding area easton & snoQUaLMie

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BREAKFAST • LUNCH DINNER

IN-HOUSE BAKERY - ACRES OF PARKING!

Big Rigs, Rv’s, Horse Trailers, & Snowmobilers Welcome!

911 911 E. E. First First St. St. •• Cle Cle Elum Elum •• 509-674-2922 509-674-2922 www.CottageCafeCleElum.com www.CottageCafeCleElum.com

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Open Daily, 6:00 a.m.-12 Midnight

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

Open 7 days a week • 9am - 5pm Daily Tours at 10am and 2pm • April – November 15th wildhorse@pse.com • 509-964-7815 70

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Set high on a ridge, the Renewable Energy Center provides an up-close look at the facility’s 149 wind turbines, as well as 360 degree views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and the Columbia River Basin. Go to pse.com/wildhorse for more information on our daily guided wind turbine tours.


Delicious starts right here.

1606914

McDonald’s of Yakima and Kittitas Counties Providing you with fast & friendly service We believe in creating leaders. Apply online at mcdyakjobs.com

RODEO CITY BAR-B-Q 204 N Main Street,, Ellensbur Ellensburg, WA 98926 Main (509) 962-2727

BBQ AND BANQUET FACILITIES rcbbq@rodeocitybarbq.com

1758342

Gather Together

Rodeo Room

Charlie & Debbie Tierney 704 N. Wenas Street, Ellensburg 1753592

(509) 968-5111

debbie@whipsawbrewing.com

Monday: 4-8pm • Tuesday: 4-8pm • Wednesday: 3-9pm Thursday: 3-9pm • Friday: 12-9pm • Saturday: 12-9pm • Sunday: 12-7pm Facebook.com/whipsawbrewing

www.whipsawbrewing.com

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BID MECHANICAL SERVING KITTITAS COUNTY FOR OVER 30 YEARS

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Ellensburg’s

Leader In Total

Sales Outstanding Agents

Outstanding Results

Roger Weaver

Company B

Company C

Wayne Marlene Colleen Pfeifer Anderson Stroscher

Company D

Susan Ferrell

Company E

Craig M. Smith

Company F

Judy Jacobs

Company G

Deana Pogue

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Company H

Toby Williams

Gina Styler

1745604 1745604

Company A

remax.com remax.com

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