The Cascade Loop
The Cascade Loop has come to be known as, “The Best Road Trip Vacation in Washington State.” This 400-mile scenic driving tour starts just 28 miles north of Seattle, circles through the Cascade Mountains, passes along the Columbia River Valley, goes past Lake Chelan through the North Cascades National Park, and into the Puget Sound.
If you are into road trips, this is one you don’t want to pass up. The Cascade Loop will take you past the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. You’ll go through friendly towns, see some amazing scenery, and get to experience it all at your own leisure. On the Cascade Loop website they have a ton of useful information for planning your trip. Resources include mileage and time between towns, interactive travel maps, suggested tours, and information about lodging in each region. You can even create an account and organize your own itinerary.
The Regions of the Cascade Loop
Washington’s Scenic Byway passes through many different regions. Each one is diverse and has its own unique offerings. You can start and end wherever you like, but if you have the time, we suggest you see them all. What better way to experience our beautiful state of Washington?! Of course, you will probably want to spend the most time in Lake Chelan, but that’s just our opinion. Below is a list of each region. Click to read more about them and what you can discover there!
Requesting More Information
The Cascade Loop Association has done a terrific job of providing information to travelers. All of the information is laid out on their website, cascadeloop.com. They also have a great Cascade Loop Guidebook, which can be found under the “Travel Guide” tab. Click here to view the 2013 Guidebook. You can request a printed copy of the guidebook under the “Info” tab on their website and it will be delivered to you along with any additional information you may want. Be sure to visit the site frequently if you’re planning a trip. The association frequently posts special offers and discounts for lodging and recreation in each region!