Copper Pass, Sawtooth Wilderness, WA.

The trip begins at the Twisp River Trail just before the Roads End CG following the path to the junction of the Twisp Pass and Copper Pass trails where you bare to your right just before the river crossing which will have you hiking up the North Fork Twisp River drainage with the river on your left for about a mile before fording the river and following the trail up a narrowing valley to Copper Pass located at the Northern boundary of  Washington’s Sawtooth Wilderness each mile reveals increasing views and a gradual transition from pine forest to sub-alpine terrain above the North Fork Twisp River known as the the headwaters of the larger Twisp River which flows into the Methow River and eventually the Columbia River. On recent trips I have seen deer, bear, mountain goats, and marmots. The destination can be day hiked or backpacked and is 12 – 13 miles and up to 4000′ of elevation gain roundtrip depending on what you do at the Pass. Copper Peak is a common destination for peakbaggers with additional spectacular views.

Copper Pass Photo Album

 

Copper Peak

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