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Chelan Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

On a scenic half-day raft trip you can traverse the lower section of the Stehekin River, which winds through cottonwood and pine forest, from Yawning Glacier on the slopes of Magic Mountain southeast to Lake Chelan.

Stehekin Valley Ranch Activities. The popular ranch is a good launchpad for mountain biking, day hiking, and fishing, and offers kayaking ($40) and horseback riding ($60 half day, $135 full day). There's a free shuttle from Stehekin Landing. Stehekin Valley Rd., 9 miles from Stehekin Landing, Stehekin, WA, 98852. 509/682–4677 or 800/536–0745. stehekinvalleyranch.com.

Mountain bikers also make their way into this rugged terrain.

Stehekin Discovery Bikes. Bikes can be rented for $4 per hour or $25 for 24 hours. The $35 Ranch Breakfast Ride is a popular package; riders are transported to Stehekin Valley Ranch for custom breakfasts, then explore the valley at their own pace. Stehekin Valley Rd., 5-minute walk from the boat landing, Stehekin, WA, 98852. stehekindiscoverybikes.com.

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