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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.

EXPLORE MT. RAINIER

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

HIKE AROUND ALTA CRYSTAL RESORT

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 Rides

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, during your… Learn More

Suntop Lookout

This is a fabulous place to visit in the spring.  The road will open as soon as the the snow melts.  At first, it will be a combination hike &… Learn More

AT ALTA CRYSTAL RESORT —EVENING ACTIVITIES

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

BIKE RIDES

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