Central Washington

Self Guided

Barn QUilt Trail

Barn Quilts were first created in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, a celebrated quilter in the area, with a long promised quilt block painted on her barn. With the help of friends and volunteers, the Barn Quilt blocks spread to 20 the following year. That small art project planted the seeds for a continental movement. At last count there are now 42 states with over 4000 Barn Quilts!

1,000 Steps at The Lodge at Suncadia

Whether you are in Central Washington for one of our area’s many local events, a historical expedition, a shopping spree, to enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, or just for a night’s rest on your way to another destination, there are great Central Washington stays standing by to welcome you!

Excursion Vendors

Make a splash during your time in Central Washington by booking a thrilling rafting excursion, exploring the slopes of nearby mountains via snowmobile, or embarking on another outdoor adventure in our vast natural lands! Gear up with a little help from these local suppliers, offering quality equipment rentals and even some top-notch guide services!

Go for a Bike Ride

If bike riding is your “happy place,” check out Central Washington! Whether you prefer hitting the asphalt on two wheels or your preferred road is mostly dirt, there are so many rides you’ve just gotta try just off the beaten path.

In case you need convincing about how much we enjoy bicycling around here, our very own Ellensburg, Washington was named a Bicycle Friendly Community (Silver Level) by The League of American Bicyclists.

Take a cAmp Trip

There are few ways to commune with nature that compare to sleeping under the stars. Central Washington is a must-visit camping mecca. With campgrounds sprinkled throughout the county and national parks in our backyard, you could camp all summer and not see the same place twice!

Great Fishing Spots

Fishing spots in Kittitas County are plentiful and waiting to be discovered on your next getaway. Our location in Central Washington is near many water bodies – many of which are accessible for anglers of many types – whether they prefer shore fishing, fly fishing, or boat fishing!

Golf Courses

18 Holes in beautiful natural settings, excellent conditions and great affordability is what you’ll find in Central Washington. No matter what your skill level, you’ll feel like you hit a hole-in-one for great golfing, accommodations, and adventures in Central Washington.

Hiking & Trails

Fresh air, breathtaking views, and adventure abound! You don’t have to be an expert outdoorsperson to enjoy the trails in Central Washington. Kittitas County is home to great outdoor escapes including trails that range from beginner to advanced and have varying in terrain, elevation, incline, and length.


Water Recreation

Being out on the water is an experience many people wait all year to have. Central Washington is bursting with options of lakes, rivers, and streams! So whether you like to tube, swim, jetski, fly fish, angle fish, or relax near the water and catch some rays — Central Washington needs to be your next spot for an ESCAPE from the everyday.

Winter Recreation

If you wait all year for that first snowflake to fall, then Central Washington is for YOU! When the cold and snow start, recreation options heat up in Central Washington! Central Washington, specifically Kittitas County, offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails, with popular options including Blewett Pass on Highway 97, Salmon la Sac north of Roslyn, and the Ronald and Easton areas.