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Gateway Communities

Crystal Mountain photo courtesy Jason Anglin

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Resort offers scenic gondola rides, dining, and shopping with a host of summer and winter activities. Crystal Mountain is located in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, with lodging options within walking distance.  ...
Steam train and little white church in Elbe Washington

Elbe

Explore Elbe, Washington the small town that's big on trains! Located only 13 miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
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Ashford

Just six miles outside the Nisqually Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park sits the mountain community of Ashford. ...
Greenwater

Greenwater

The charming community of Greenwater is located west of Crystal Mountain on State Route 410. This small, eclectic town lies ...
Mount Rainier as seen from Enumclaw Photo Courtesy Dan DeVries Photography

Enumclaw

Mt. Rainier stands majestically over the bustling gateway community of Enumclaw. An ideal base camp for fun in the mountains, ...
Carbonado

Carbonado

Discover Carbonado! Carbonado was a company boom town in the Carbon River Valley when growing towns such as Tacoma and ...
Wilkeson

Historic Wilkeson Washington

Wilkeson, Washington has a rich history in mining. Visitors are transported back in time with a trip to this gateway community to Mount Rainier. ...