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Area Activities - Fall Activities

Fall and Spring are two of our favorite seasons at Alta Crystal Resort. The crowds are gone and you often feel like to you have the forest and the mountains to yourself. We can always find lots to do but our recommendations will vary based on the snow pack.


Fall is a glorious time to explore Mt. Rainier National Park.  The summer crowds are gone, so you’ll often be alone with your thoughts on the trails.  In September, expect… Learn More


Come up here for gorgeous Fall colors.  In fact, Chinook Pass is known for some of the best colors in the state.  Vine maples, huckleberry bushes and larch produce an… Learn More

Explore on a Bike

Grab a bike and explore. We have rental mountain bikes here, or feel free to bring your own mountain bike or road bike.  Many “Best of Washington” trails are right… Learn More


There are dozens of lakes and rivers close by with excellent trout fishing.  The season runs from June through October, and when you arrive, we can give you a handout… Learn More

Mt. Rainier Views From Suntop Lookout

This old fire lookout is located at 5280 feet, with incredible views of Mt. Rainier and all the Cascades.  It’s an awesome place for views, but we also like to… Learn More

Mt. St. Helens

The Windy Ridge/Spirit Lake side of Mt. St. Helens makes a great day trip. And 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption, so it’s the perfect time to visit.

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There’s great mushroom picking up here.  Starting in the late summer, chanterelles, matsutake, boletus, morels, shaggy mane, pig’s ear, hen-of-the-woods, brain mushrooms all start to appear.  Come up in the… Learn More


There are lots of trails throughout this state park, and even though the main entrance closes in winter, the trails are open year-round.  Just drive to the Park and pick… Learn More