Crafting an Innovative Plan for the Cascade Loop

April 29, 2013

According to National Geographic Traveler, the 440-mile Cascade Loop “is one of America’s grandest, most spectacular drives.”  Otak is facilitating a scenic byway planning process with participants from both sides of the Cascades, including representatives from more than 20 different communities, agencies and organizations. The plan will guide near-term and long-term management, outreach and project implementation activities along the loop.

Beginning 28 miles north of Seattle, the Cascade Loop circles through the Cascades, along the semi-arid Columbia River Valley, past glacier-fed Lake Chelan, through the wildlife-filled Methow Valley and North Cascades National Park, and to the beaches and shores of Puget Sound. Whether a day or several days, a trip around the loop offers travelers the very best of what Washington and the Pacific Northwest have to offer. There are extraordinary scenic vistas, marvelous picnic areas, easy and hard hiking trails, unique towns with great restaurants and wineries, and comfortable lodgings.

For more information about the Cascade Loop and the nine distinct regions that Loop travelers may explore, click here.