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Sun Mountain Nordic Skiing

 The Sun Mountain trails are west of Winthrop and offer many Nordic ski loops on beautifully groomed trails. We've selected a variety of tours for different ability levels that are sure to please. Most of these leave from the Chickadee Warming Hut, but you can start right from Winthrop, too.
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Tiffany Highlands - Epic or Stupid Adventure?

A fine line separates an epic adventure from complete stupidity, as discovered on a unique alpine mountain bike loop through the Tiffany Highlands, an endeavor barely completed through the power of optimism.

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Scatter Lake - Abernathy Peak

If you’re the kind of hiker who believes the destination should not come easy; that when you arrive at Point B you should have more than paid your way in sweat and muscle, then Scatter Lake might just be the trip for you. Hot, steep, and dry - but also very beautiful.

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Copper Glance Lake

Tucked in a rocky hollow on Isabella Ridge is emerald-green Copper Glance Lake. What the tarn lacks in size it makes up for with impressive granite cliffs, lush meadows, plenty of hungry cutthroat cruising the waters, and a tough buy-in to get there. 
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Sun Mountain Mishmash

The marketing spiel of many destinations make the promise of 'something for everyone', but the 30 miles of trails around Sun Mountain Lodge actually deliver. Ranging from mellow Beaver Pond doubletrack, to short and fast intermediate trails like Magpie (perfect for making hot laps), to the former downhill race course, just about any rider can find something they’ll enjoy here. For newcomers to the area, we've selected some of the best ...
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Gardner Mountain

Unlike many peaks of the area, Gardner Mountain has shied away from the spotlight and sits as a high, lonely, and remote outpost providing backpackers with stellar North Cascades views.

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Black Lake - More Interesting Than its Name

With such a dull name, you might fear a dull hike. But dull, the Black Lake hike is not. Using this gateway into the Pasayten Wilderness, you’ll ascend smoothly and gradually through the Lake Creek Valley to a deep, mile-long backcountry lake.

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Singletrack Solstice Mountain Biking Festival

Start your summer with the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014 for the Methow Singletrack Solstice mountain bike festival. There will be great rides (including a couple transportation supported point to point options), socializing, and other mountain bike related fun...
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Chiliwist Butte

The Methow River Valley has front country single-track trails in spades -- it also has hikers and mountain bikers in spades. In contrast, the dirt roads and double-tracks flanking the Okanogan River Valley are wider and less intimate, but you'll have them all to yourself. Many of these roads are incredibly scenic and still tremendously fun to ride or walk.