You have a small window where the river is slow enough to float, but not too low. And the weather is hot enough for your feet and bottom to handle the glacially fed headwaters of the Methow. And I nailed it! No technical prowess or expensive gear needed. The river takes you as you are. Occasionally you may fall out of your raft or have to walk. This is why I live here!
Things to Do
Showing you views from my 2.5 mile loop hike, just outside Winthrop city limits. It’s the kind of access to nature and beauty that enables people trying to walk on a lunch break or busy moms ability to participate. I know, you thought you had to be retired or on vacation to actually see nature. I feel that way ALL the time. Check this out though, it’s for real.
A public access parking area and trailhead can be found just to the south of the Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop.
Dogs on leash okay, no biking.
Absolutely the best activity in July in the Methow Valley is floating the river. And jumping in the river is the best of the best. 6 hours passes in a flash leaving you slightly sunburned and completely at peace. Come and check it out. I can share my rope swing location with you if you are very nice.