Elk Heights Sno-Park

Pass needed: Seasonal Sno-Park permit or a day pass.  See permit info here.

*South of Cle Elum. I-90 Exit 93 to Elk Heights Road south for 1 mile
  Elevation: 2,350 feet
*30 spaces


*snowmobiling, minimal grooming for non-motorized - about 2.1 mi. on Horseshoe Canyon Road which is closed to snowmobiles. (as of 2021, not sure if this is groomed for skiers)


*Sno-Park managed by USFS, Cle Elum Ranger District

*For local conditions: (509) 852-1100

Elk Heights is a snowmobile funded Sno-Park, but they were gracious in letting a small area be set aside for non-motorized use.  Goal for grooming and use in this area was a quick access for kids after school from the Ellensburg area to go learn to ski.

for snowmobile map of the area see:



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created 2013 by volunteers with no budget and no authority.

Please direct Sno-Park program questions and issues to winter@parks.wa.gov.

WARNING – Recreating in the winter is inherently dangerous and can be deadly! There are many dangers including avalanches, hypothermia, route finding and getting stuck in the snow.

By accessing this page you acknowledge these dangers.

BE PREPARED before you leave home!

Conditions change quickly! It can be wet, sunny, or snowing all in the same hour.

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, continue to follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. Avoid unnecessary risks that could impact first responders and stress medical resources.  Wear a mask when appropriate, practice social distancing, and consider recreating closer to home


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