Ride Overview

Embark on an Adventure in the Chelan Mountain Range

Discover the hidden gem of the Chelan Mountains, tucked away in the Northern Cascades and offering some of the best-kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest. With its arid landscapes and alpine contrasts, this riding area on the east side of the Cascade Crest promises an exhilarating experience unlike any other. If you crave 5,000-foot descents and breathtaking alpine scenery, this is the ride for you!

Starting Point: Meet at Pot Peak Trailhead and embark on a scenic 2-hour shuttle ride to our drop point near Stormy Mountain Peak, elevating from 1,100 ft to 6,000 ft.

Stormy Peak Ascent: Begin your journey with a challenging 1,200-foot ride/hike-a-bike to the top of Stormy Peak at 7,200 ft, setting the stage for an epic descent.

Devils Backbone Descent: Experience a thrilling descent from the peak of Stormy Mountain as we traverse westward toward the iconic Devils Backbone ridgeline, navigating through unique alpine landscapes.

Expansive Views: With 4,600 ft of climbing and an 8,500 ft descent over the entire day, enjoy punchy climbs and exhilarating descents along the ridgeline, accentuated by expansive alpine vistas.

25 Mile Creek Trail: Work your way west to the start of the 25 Mile Creek Trail for a stunning 5,000 ft descent, offering a perfect introduction to the area’s diverse terrain and breathtaking trails.

Explore New Trails: Join us as we explore the backcountry of Lake Chelan, unveiling hidden trails and showcasing the beauty of this pristine landscape.

Accommodation Options: Extend your adventure by camping for the weekend or renting a house near Lake Chelan, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surrounding area.

Trip Details:

  • Duration: Full-day adventure.
  • Trail Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced.
  • Recommended for: Adventurous riders seeking a unique mountain biking experience in the Chelan Mountain Range. Let us guide you through this stunning backcountry and discover the thrill of riding in one of Washington’s best-kept secrets!
2024 TRIP DATES:
7/28, 9/29
1 Day Guided Trip

$149

Per Person / Per Day
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E-BIKE FRIENDLY

Distance

(per day)

Ascent: 4,538’
Decent: 8,321’
Mileage: 23

Day Trip Includes:

  • Professionally guided tour of remote single track
  • Shuttles

MAKE IT A WEEKEND

We always have another ride on the weekend that pairs well this this ride.  Check out the Souther Portion of this ride, called the Chelan Mountains South Aspect.  Make it a full weekend and book the two together!

Meeting Spot 

Pot Peak Trail Head outside of Chelan, Washington.  Detailed instructions will be emailed to you upon booking.

Shuttle Departure : 9:00 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

CELL PHONES:  DO NOT WORK HERE, Have an offline MAP available for reference. 

PURCHASE MAP

Ride Description

Likely you’ve never heard of the Chelan Mountains.  And why should you come here?  This mountainous region is part of the Northern Cascades and one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest.  This riding area tips it’s hat to the eastside of the Cascade Crest, so you have a more arid environment and a nice contrast from the Westside landscape that is full of Vegetation.  If you’ve come to ride the PNW loam, this is not your ride.   If you come for 5,000 ft. descents and an alpine landscape, this is your ride!  This day begins by meeting at the Pot Peak Trailhead where you hop in the shuttle van for a nice 2 hour shuttle ride to our drop point near Stormy Mountain Peak.  The van takes us from 1,100 ft in elevation to our drop point at 6,000 ft.  Right out of the van, our journey begins.  Our ride starts uphill with a 1,200 foot ride/hike a bike to the top of Stormy Peak at 7,200 ft in elevation.  Let the fun begin.  We have a really fun descent from the peak of Stormy Mountain as we make our way west and traverse toward the iconic Devils Backbone ridgeline.  The landscape is unique, Click Here and Here for a peak at some photos.  We undulate through the chunky and raw Alpine landscape.   It’s beautiful and at the same time unforgiving.  It’s an incredible landscape not many get to lay eyes on, and what we’re trying to say the juice is worth the squeeze.   With 4,600 in climbing over the entire day (8,500 descent!), you experience punchy little climbs followed by really fun short descents along the ridgeline.  The views are expansive, and playing in the Alpine landscape accentuates it.   Our goal to to work our way west over to the start of the 25 mile creek trail and a nice 5,000 ft descent to the end of our ride.  We choose this as our pathway off the mountain because we feel this is one of the best descents to introduce you to this area.  Come explore some new trails and let us show you around the backcountry of Lake Chelan.  Camp for the weekend or rent a house, and let’s go ride some bikes!

Chelan Mountains

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