Spotlight: Methow River Valley

Methow River Valley

Located approximately four hours from Seattle, the Methow River Valley lets visitors escape their busy city lives and relax amongst the wildlife, with spectacular views and exhilarating recreational activities. Next time you want a serene getaway, check out the Methow River Valley near Winthrop!

Sun Mountain Lodge: 

Sitting high above the Methow Valley is Sun Mountain Lodge, a breathtaking, tranquil resort that has everything from hiking, biking, fishing and rafting right in its backyard. They are even fully equipped with a spa that allows guests to fully relax during their stay in the beautiful Methow Valley. Sun Mountain Lodge is the perfect getaway from the big city where you will enjoy stargazing, deer sightings, and spectacular mountain views.

Bird Watching: Washington is one of the best states in the country for bird watching and the Methow Valley is one of the best locations to see some of these striking creatures. You will see species ranging from from Barrow’s Goldeneye, Blue Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker and Western Tanager. The Beaver Pond at Sun Mountain Lodge is one of the prime spots for bird watching in the area, but the valley offers many different habitats. Check out all of the Methow birding locations here.

Fly Fishing: The Methow Valley is also one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the Pacific Northwest. North Cascades Fly Fishing has all of the expertise you could ever want in a fly fishing trip and they’re located right at Sun Mountain Lodge. Whether you want an introduction or a guided trip, they can hook you up!

Whitewater Rafting:
Of course, this vacation would not be complete without a day full of whitewater rafting! The Methow River’s Black Canyon Stretch brings adventurers Class III and IV rapids which are sure to thrill rafters of all ages and skill levels. With peak season on the Methow right around the corner, this is the perfect time to plan your trip to the valley and get out on the river with Blue Sky Outfitters!


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About blueskyoutfitters

Blue Sky Outfitters offers exciting rafting adventures on the Wenatchee and Tieton Rivers in Central Washington, the Methow River near Lake Chelan, and the White Salmon River near the Columbia Gorge. Blue Sky Outfitters has provided exciting, all-inclusive fun-filled rafting adventures in Washington State for over 30 years. Give us a call today at (800) 228-7238 or email us at for more information.

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