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Known best for its Bavarian theme, Leavenworth Washington is also a hidden gem for outdoor recreation. Here is a short list of fun and exciting things to do in Leavenworth.

Downtown Leavenworth
Downtown Leavenworth with Icicle Ridge in the background

Rock Climbing With countless world class climbing routes it’s no wonder climbers all across the world plan destination trips to get the chance to get on the rock here in Leavenworth. You will find incredible routes varying in difficulty just minutes from downtown. Some popular climbing spots include Icicle Canyon, Tumwater Canyon, and Peshastin Pinnacles.

Icicle Canyon
Views from the rock up Icicle Canyon Photo: Andy Lockey

Mountain Biking Do you plan on bringing your bike along? Leavenworth has you covered there too. Make sure to consider checking out the following trails when you plan your next visit. Leavenworth Ski Hill, Freund Canyon, Xanadu trail and Devil’s Gulch.

Xanadu Trail Mountain Biking
Xanadu Trail Photo: Dave Seal

Whitewater Rafting The Summer months bring warm temperatures to the area. What better way is there to cool off then rafting on the river? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try downriver stand up paddling or a whitewater kayak instruction course? Either way, Wildwater River Guides can get you out on the river. Join the experience today.

Wenatchee River Rafting
The Wenatchee River

Wineries & Breweries Is outdoor recreation not really your thing? Or maybe you are just looking for a way to unwind after a great trail ride or trip down the river? Leavenworth has a handful of great wineries including Icicle Ridge Winery, Silvara Vineyards, and Wedge Mountain Winery. Also make sure to check out Icicle Brewing Company in the heart of downtown Leavenworth for tasty beers on tap and fun outdoor atmosphere.

Icicle Ridge Winery
Photo courtesy of Icicle Ridge Winery

Hiking The hiking trails are endless around Leavenworth and you won’t have to drive very far to find them. Some must ‘do’s’ include, Icicle Creek Trail River Loop, Icicle Ridge, Fourth of July trail, hiking the Enchantments (all Enchantment Lakes), or just a stroll around Leavenworth Waterfront park.

Icicle Creek Trail River Loop
Icicle Creek Trail River Loop

 

Rio Grande Racecourse Half Day

River
Rio Grande
Duration
Half Day
Price
$62 Adult
$52 Child
Age
5

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Rio Grande Gorge Rafting Full Day

River
Rio Grande
Duration
Full Day
Price
$100 Adult
$90 Child
Age
5

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Rio Chama River Rafting 3 Day

River
Rio Chama
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$495 Adult
$400 Child
Age
6

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