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Lost River

Lost River is a gorgeous community located in Mazama at the end of Lost River Road. The area features one of the smallest airports in all of Washington State. The Lost River Community surrounds the airport, forming a maze of homes and cabins, joined by dirt roads and gravel driveways.

Lost River is a humble, close-knit community. You’ll often see children riding their bike through the streets, or even the neighborhood dog, sleeping on your porch while his owners are at work. The Lost River Airport Association handles community affairs including annual fees, garbage removal, recycling, nightly rentals, winter procedures, and community, and airstrip guidelines. The LRAA proudly serves and protects real estate in Lost River.

Lost River runs directly through the community, eventually connecting with the Methow River and continuing it’s journey down the Valley. Because of the glacial run off, Lost River has some of the coldest water around. Making it a popular destination for fishermen or swimmers during the summer when the temperatures are in the 100’s.

Alongside the river is a gorgeous, effortless walking trail surrounded by greenery and cascade views. Follow the waterway until you are met with a massive gorge and eventually, the Pasayten Wilderness. This is just one trail, of many. As in most of the Methow Valley, Lost River is adorned with outdoor trails. Many of which take you to the most breathtaking places in the Methow.

Hart’s Pass, offers unparalleled views of the North Cascades. It is of the highest points in all of Washington State accessible by a car. Located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, this breathtaking overlook is just a 40 minute drive from Lost River. Take Forest Service Road 5400 and follow the dirt road until you reach the peak. There you will be rewarded with a unique and magnificent spectacle of the vistas below, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Recreational opportunities don’t stop when the snow comes, according to U.S. Climate Data, Mazama enjoys an average annual snowfall of 115 inches. LRAA is responsible for snow removal in Lost River, they will ensure the roads are plowed in time for work the next morning. There are miles of groomed cross-country ski trails that run through the town and down to Lost River. As well as fat-tire bike trails and snowshoe options. The town is transformed into a wonderful oasis of white vistas and river beds rimed with ice, making it a tourist destination no matter the season. Residents usually see an increase in economic growth and tourist activities during the warmer months, when the scenic North Cascades Highway, rimming Mazama, is open to the public.
 
If you’re interesting in browsing at homes for sale in the Methow Valley, take a look at the latest listings. If you have any questions, or would like to talk about the process of purchasing Pipestone Canyon Real Estate, give us a call at 509-341-9394