RV Road Trip – Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

This week’s top pick for an RV road trip is custom-made for travelers who want diverse experiences in a relatively short journey. Washington’s Cascade Loop Scenic Highway will thrill your senses in so many different ways, from the excitement of Puget Sound to the glory of the Cascade Mountains. If you only have time for one scenic drive this summer, definitely consider taking this one!

One reason so many RV campers are exploring the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway is that it’s short enough to tour the entire route in just a few days. A total of four-hundred-forty-four miles from Everett, WA through the very heart of the Evergreen State, this unbelievably scenic route can also be broken up into regional loops. If you have just a few days, pick one or two regions and really get to know them. With a little more time, you can explore this photogenic route from start to finish.

Here are the just a few of the areas worth exploring on the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway:

  • Columbia River Valley: No trip to Washington State is complete without experiencing the mighty Columbia River. Lucky for you, our RV camping friends, this Scenic Highway takes you straight to riverfront towns like Wenatchee, with its fertile vineyards and orchards. The kids will enjoy Wenatchee’s Museum & Cultural Center, if you’d like to stop and rest along the way. Blu-Shastin RV Park in nearby Peshastin, WA sits at the foot of Mt. Stuart and promises amazing vacation photos!
  • North Cascades National Park: You’ll think you’ve driven your RV to Switzerland the first time you spy the snow-capped peaks of the Cascades. This National Park offers year-round interest, with every kind of outdoor sport imaginable. Treat yourself to a boat trip to Stehekin Valley, hidden gateway to Lake Chelan, while you’re there!
  • Methow Valley: Hoping to see some of Washington’s famous farms and ranches for yourselves? The Methow Valley has a Wild West flavor, and towns like Mazama make great stopping points if you’d like to stretch your legs on the Valley’s scenic hiking trails. Riverbend RV Park in Twisp, WA is located on the banks of the Methow River.
  • Whidbey Island: Travelers along the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway simply must make time for a visit to picturesque Whidbey Island. The drive from I-5 to North Whidbey Island, just twenty-five miles north of Seattle, is made even more remarkable by Deception Pass Bridge! If you prefer to sit back and let someone else drive on the island, enjoy a ferry ride from Mukilteo Ferry Dock and then take advantage of the free bus system on the island.

These are just four of the nine scenic regions traversed on the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway. There’s really no better way to get to know this fascinating Pacific Northwest state than on this route. Let our friendly staff at El Monte RV Rentals in Ferndale know if you need a great RV rental to make your Washington road trip perfect. It’s going to be a scenic summer!

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