Gateway Communities

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Ashford

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

Wilkeson

Coal was discovered in the hills and canyons of the Carbon River valley in the 1800s. For the purposes of ...
Steam train and little white church in Elbe Washington

Elbe

At the junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 706, Elbe is best known for the home of the Mount Rainier ...

Eatonville

Visit Eatonville! Nestled among the foothills of beautiful Mt. Rainier, this charming community enjoys a friendly small town vibe and ...