The Enchantments, near Leavenworth WA, is a group of alpine lakes and meadows in Washington, known for its stunning beauty and challenging hikes. This destination is a great place for hikers, climbers, and nature lovers who are looking for a unique and visually stunning experience.
The Enchantments offers a variety of hiking trails, from easy, short hikes to more challenging full-day hikes. The most popular hike is the Enchantments Core Zone, which takes visitors through the heart of the Enchantments and offers stunning views of the alpine lakes and meadows. Visitors can also take a guided rock climbing or mountaineering tour to experience the area’s rugged terrain.
The area also offers a variety of fun things to do, such as fishing and photography, as the area is known for its stunning alpine landscapes and clear night skies. Visitors can also explore the nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness, which offers a variety of hiking and backpacking opportunities.
The closest town to The Enchantments is Leavenworth, located about 20 miles away and Seattle is only around 70 miles. Leavenworth, a Bavarian-style town, also made our list of the top 10 secret Christmas getaways and is a wonderful place to visit in summer or winter.
The nearest executive airport is Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT), about a 45-minute drive from the park.
There is no shortage of unique lodges and hotels in Leavenworth for extended stays but we personally recommend you check out the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort.
For dining, visitors can enjoy a variety of local cuisine in Leavenworth, including traditional American fare and authentic German food. The München Haus is our personal favorite, be sure to stop in for a Bratwurst and a Hefeweizen.
The Enchantments is a one-of-a-kind, visually magnificent place that provides a wonderful mix of adventure, natural splendor, and challenging climbs. It’s a wonderful place for visitors who want to experience the raw beauty of Washington’s alpine wilderness.