Boulder Butte via Purple Pass

A very strenuous hike in the Stehekin Valley region with great views. It's 16 miles round trip with over 6,000 feet of elevation gain. Getting to the trailhead in Stehekin requires travel by boat or seaplane.

getting there

From SR-20 or SR-2, drive SR 97 to Chelan. Take the Lady of the Lake or Chelan Seaplanes to Stehekin.

  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,216 ft
  • 7,400 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
    Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Stehekin No. 82
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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