Announcements


Mountain Loop Highway Repaired!

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:38 PM by Discover Darrington

As of Tuesday, October 31st the Mountain Loop Highway has been repaired and you are now able to drive through from Granite Falls to Darrington.  You can also access Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49, and the associated trailheads.  It's not to late to catch the fall colors but they'll be going soon.  Snow will be coming and we'll update gate closures when they occur.

Temporary Mountain Loop Closure

posted Oct 28, 2017, 9:53 AM by Discover Darrington   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 10:28 AM ]


The Mountain Loop Highway is closed to thru traffic while equipment is making repairs near Skull & Chockwich Creeks which is blocking access to Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49 and associated trailheads. The road will be reopening in this area hopefully by Tuesday, October 31st. You can still drive this scenic road just not all the way from Granite Falls to Darrington.

1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In

posted Aug 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Discover Darrington


We are excited to announce a new event for Darrington, the 1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In  -  Show and Shine!  Come on out and see the Hot Rods, Sports Cars, Muscle Cars, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, meet their owners and enjoy mountain vistas that just can't be beat!  Learn more...

One classy car!  Photo by Charlie Duncan Photography

Campfire Alert!

posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:52 AM by Discover Darrington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Imposes Camp Fire Restrictions

Everett, Wash. August 4, 2017 —Effective immediately, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is restricting open campfires throughout the forest; except in designated developed campgrounds. A signed Forest Order goes into effect immediately restricting campfires on the forest.

Campfire restrictions are put into place when the risk for potential wildfires increases due to higher temperatures and dry vegetation.

7th Annual Big August Hoobajoob Art Show

posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:00 AM by Discover Darrington

The show will feature colorful, abstract paintings and collages by Holly Cannell, classically inspired and abstract works in charcoal by Ron Wolff and unique acrylics and collages by Gordy Beil.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshment will be served.  This is a family friendly event at their Studio, 605 N. Emens Av, Darrington WA 98241 on August 19th, 10am to 4pm & 20th, noon to 6pm. 2017,  Learn more...

Forest Fire On Suiattle River Road

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:39 AM by Discover Darrington

Today, Monday, July 31, 2017, a 80 acre forest fire is burning 7 miles up the Suiattle River Road.  Please check with the Darrington Ranger Station about accessibility on this forest road, FSR #26 before planning to go up to this area.  This is the road that accesses Buck Creek Campground, Sulfur Creek Campground, and the trails to Huckleberry Mountain, Downey Creek, Green Mountain, Suiattle River / PCT, Sulfur Creek & Sulfur Mountain.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival 2017!

posted Jul 13, 2017, 3:48 PM by Discover Darrington


Welcome to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival July 21 - 23!  Once again a great lineup of music is planned for the year at the Darrington Bluegrass Grounds with the famous backdrop of Whitehorse Mountain.  You will find a couple of places to eat in town, and some near by places to stay if you don't have plans to camp at the festival.  The Mountain Loop Books & Coffee is a great place to visit, meet some of the community or learn more about the area and great outdoor recreation.

Going To The Mountains Is Going Home ~ Mountaineer George Leigh Mollery
Welcome home to Darrington!

Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49 is now reopened!

posted Jun 30, 2017, 9:14 PM by Discover Darrington

Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49, reopened June 30th at 9am after needed repairs for winter storm damage.!  Access is now available to the trailheads of  North Fork Sauk Falls, Lost Creek Ridge, Harold Engles Memorial Grove, North Fork Sauk & Sloan Peak Climbing Route.

Mountain Loop Highway is open!

posted May 24, 2017, 6:04 PM by Discover Darrington


The Mountain Loop Highway was opened from Granite Falls to Darrington today, May 24, 2017!  The snow has been plowed at Barlow Pass so trailheads in this area still have some snow melting out but is melting pretty fast.  Time to start planning your summer fun with great outdoor adventures or just making a day excursion driving the Loop.  Stop and get a bite to eat while in Darrington and learn more about the Mountain Loop Highway at Mountain Loop Books and Coffee in Darrington and Green Gables General Store in Granite Falls.

Sloan Creek Road Currently Closed

posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:22 PM by Discover Darrington

Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49 is currently closed due to winter storm damage.  Damage for this road will be assessed once the snow finishes melting.  This is the road that accesses North Fork Sauk Falls, Harold Engles Memorial Grove, Lost Creek Ridge, Sloan Peak Climbing Route, North Fork Sauk & Bald Eagle - Curry Gap Trails.

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