The Enchantments Traverse 2014 - Best of the Northwest Best of the Northwest

The Enchantments Traverse 2014

Connects Stuart Lake trail head to Snow Creek trail head crossing this magical alpine paradise in a day.

Fall is an excellent time to catch the changing colors like the fiery larch.

Shuttle a second vehicle to the Stuart Lake trail head. Ascend along Mountaineer Creek taking a left to climb more directly into the Colchuck Lake basin (a coveted and heavily permitted camping destination). The trail winds around the south side of the lake on talus fields below Colechuck and Dragontail peaks.

The climb starts at the far side of the lake, the most difficult section of the trail up Aasgard pass.

Cool clear days with no bugs can make the fall a great time of year in the Enchantments.

Reach the highest elevation of the on top of Aasgard Pass at nearly 8,0ET-logoSmall00 feet. Behold views to the west of Glacier Peak and the Central Cascades before dropping down into the upper Enchantments lakes. This is a magical place with high alpine lakes and tarns, connected by picturesque streams and waterfalls. Enchanting indeed.

Enchantments Traverse Illustrated Map

Enchantments Traverse Illustrated Map

On open winding trails Pass by Lakes named after mythical creatures.

From Lake Viviane below Prusik Peak drop down some steeper terrain with delicate footing.

Meander along the Snow Lakes for the long gradual decent along snow creek,

Pass by Snow Creek Wall to the Snow Creek parking lot where the shuttle car is waiting.


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