Directions & Maps

Winthrop is located on Highway 20 (North Cascade Highway) in the north-central part of Washington State. No matter which way you enter Winthrop, the scenery is outstanding.   The North Cascades Highway 20  is a national scenic byway passing right through the North Cascades National Park.  This route is a very popular way to arrive and depart Winthrop when coming from the West and heading back to the West. However the North Cascades Highway is closed in the winter. Be sure to check on highway conditions before travelling.  


MethowValleyPhotography-MotorcycleHwy20Vertical-.jpgFrom Seattle: (2 winter options) 

  • I-90 East to CleElum
  • Hwy 970 East to Hwy 97 North
  • Hwy 2 East (& 97 North) to Wenatchee
  • Continue on Hwy 97 North to Pateros
  • Hwy 153 North to Twisp
  • Hwy 20 West to Winthrop
 
  • I-5 North to Everett
  • Hwy 2 East to Wenatchee
  • Hwy 97 North to Pateros
  • Hwy 153 North to Twisp
  • Hwy 20 West to Winthrop

 

From Spokane: 

  • Hwy 2 West to Wilbur
  • Hwy 174 West (Grand Coulee & Chief Joseph Dams) to Bridgeport
  • Hwy 17 North to Hwy 97 South to Pateros
  • Hwy 153 North to Twisp
  • Hwy 20 West to Winthrop
*NOTE
The North Cascades Highway is currently closed!  During the winter months (usually mid-November through mid-April) this highway closes due to snowfall and avalanche conditions. We will update this site when the pass re-opens (probably in April or May)  It is always a good idea to call 1 800 695 ROAD, 511 or visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes for current conditions on all Washington State Mountain Passes before travelling to Winthrop.