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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.

EXPLORING MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

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

FALL COLORS

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

Mt. Rainier Gondola Scenic Rides

This is a must do for visitors to Washington state and everyone else!  You’ll be rewarded at the top with one of the best views of Mt. Rainier anywhere!  And,… Learn More

BERRY PICKING

With cooler Fall weather on the horizon, can berries be far behind?  Fall is a favorite season for both huckleberries and mountain blueberries.  It’s sometimes hard to get the locals… 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

Fishing

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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