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Area Activities - Summer Activities

Summer is a wonderful time to visit here! There's just so much to do! In addition to all the activities listed on this page, there's lots to do without moving your car. Of course, our heated pool and hot tub are very popular, as are our recreation field and lodge. But what you may not know is that we have activities for guests almost every night of the week in July and August.


We feel so lucky to be located just 1 mile outside the northeast entrance to this incredible National Park.  We’re the closest accommodations to the Sunrise area, but it’s easy… Learn More


This whole area is a hiker’s delight.  In fact, we could probably give you a different trail to hike every day of the year!  Visit our blog for more detailed… 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


Many guests tell us our evening activities are the highlight of their trip.  We love getting a chance to chat with you, and guests love the opportunity to meet other… Learn More

Crystal Mountain Hiking

There are wonderful places to hike at Crystal Mountain once the snow melts.  There are literally dozens of trails, but here are a few of our favorites.  (Note:  most of… Learn More

Crystal Mountain Outfitters Summer Horseback Rides

Ride a horse to majestic vistas with a real cowboy.  Crystal Mountain Outfitters offers guided trail rides every day from June 28 through Labor Day.

Most riders head up to… Learn More


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There are good places to dine year-round within 10-15 minutes of Alta Crystal Resort, either at Crystal Mountain or in the small town of Greenwater.  In the summer, make sure… 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