Washington Pass

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For the pass in New Mexico formerly know as Washington Pass, see Narbona Pass.
Washington Pass
Washington Pass and Liberty Bell Mountain.JPG
State Route 20 and Liberty Bell Mountain at the pass, as seen from Washington Pass Overlook Trail
Elevation 5,477 ft (1,669 m)
Traversed by State Route 20
Location Chelan / Okanogan counties, Washington, United States
Range Cascades
Coordinates 48°31.4′N 120°39.3′W / 48.5233°N 120.6550°W / 48.5233; -120.6550
Rainy Pass
Rainypass.jpg
Rainy Pass in spring
Elevation 4,875 ft (1,486 m)
Traversed by State Route 20
Location Chelan / Skagit counties, Washington, United States
Range Cascades
Coordinates 48°31.1′N 120°44.1′W / 48.5183°N 120.7350°W / 48.5183; -120.7350

Washington Pass (el. 5477 ft./1669 m.) and Rainy Pass (el. 4875 ft./1486 m.) are two mountain passes on State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) in the North Cascades mountains of Washington State. Rainy Pass is about 4 miles to the west of Washington Pass. The passes are typically closed between November and April due to heavy snowfall.

The north-south Pacific Crest Trail crosses east-west Highway 20 at Rainy Pass. The Washington Pass Overlook Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1978, runs a short 0.2 miles (0.32 km) from the pass to an overlook with views of Liberty Bell Mountain and the highway 700 feet (210 m) below.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Pass Overlook Trail". American Trails. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 

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Coordinates: 48°31.4′N 120°39.3′W / 48.5233°N 120.6550°W / 48.5233; -120.6550