CHS 1 Hike - Navaho Pass

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Navaho Pass

Go Getter CHS1 hike for those who want to challenge themselves this month!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Planning on meeting at the Tibbets Valley Park & Ride (exit 15 off of I-90) leaving at 6:30 am for an approximate two hour drive via I-90 to the trailhead with an  outhouse style toilet. A quick restroom break in Cle Elum might be preferred by some. A post hike meal at Beau's in Cle Elum is planned.

No snow when we scouted it on Wednesday 5/29 and Thursday 5/30. The route has a pretty consistent climb of about 500 feet/mile. I used poles on the ascent but only on one wide stream crossing coming down.  Patti and I took 3.5 hours up and 2.25 hours down, including breaks with about 40 minutes at the pass for lunch.

A Green Trails 208SX map includes the route as well as different peaks visible on the hike.


Navaho Pass & Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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