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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.

Mt. St. Helens

The Windy Ridge/Spirit Lake side of Mt. St. Helens makes a great day trip. The drive is about 2 hours each way, and this area gives you the best views… Learn More


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

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

Visit Boulder Cave

BOULDER CAVE IS CLOSED UNTIL JULY 2015 FOR RENOVATIONS. This is a fun activity for adults and children—and even your 4-legged buddy.  We often suggest Boulder Cave as an adventure… Learn More


Come up in September for a rafting adventure on the Tieton River, just about an hour southeast of here.  The Tieton River is a trickle most of the summer, but… Learn More