Mt. Baker Highway

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355 Harris Ave # 101, Bellingham, WA, USA

Mt. Baker Highway Bellingham Reviews

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Feb 11, 2006
From Bellingham to the majestic peak of Mt. Baker, State Route 542 offers visitors a step back in time. It's an unpretentious route, winding through farmlands, rolling wooded hills, and small communities.

As the two-lane road climbs, the scenery grows in splendor and the air is crisper. Along the route are stunning waterfalls and the mighty Nooksack River, an adventure in itself.

The final 24 miles of the route are designated a U.S. National Forest National Scenic Byway, from the quaint village of Glacier to Artist Point (elev. 5,140 feet).

As you approach the end of the road, it's like the best was saved for last. After driving the final miles in hair-pin curves, the stunning views of the North Cascades unfold in snow peaked glory. And then, your breath is taken away. You see Mt. Shuksan reflected in Mirror Lake, probably the most photographed mountain scene in the Western hemisphere.

For the avid skier, this is where heaven begins. Mt. Baker Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders some of the finest terrain and the best snow conditions in the west. When other resorts are begging for snow, we are rolling in it, with the longest ski season in Washington..
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Eric says:
Drove through Bellingham on my way to Vancouver, but didn't know there was such a scenic drive nearby. Will have to check it out the next time I'm there!
Posted on: Feb 12, 2006
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